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Bild på Arboga MuseumArboga Museum (Arboga Stadsmuseum)

Arboga’s cultural centre - Arboga museum – is located in the magnificent merchant building Öhrströms gård, Nygatan 37.

In 1846 the merchant Anders Öhrström had an extravagant stone house built for himself and his family. The Öhrström estate has now been superbly renovated and its beautiful period rooms and features are a great asset to Arboga. The museum also houses a large photographic archive and a library in addition to modern facilities for exhibitions and other events. An additional feature of the museum is the collections of silver, tin and alder root on display, all made by famous Arboga craftsmen. Group visits can be made by appointment. For further information visit website or call 0589-142 10.

Opening hours

Wednesday-Thursday: 13.00-16.00

Saturdays: 11.00-14.00

Bild på Bryggeri MuseumThe Brewery Museum (Bryggerimuseet)

Arboga is renowned for its beer - hence the well-known local saying "takes its time like Arboga ale". Visit Sweden’s only surviving timber brewery, which is located on Skandiagatan, and observe the authentic, traditional brewing method. Group visits can be made by appointment. For further information visit website or call 0589-142 10.

Bild på robot vid RobotmuséetArboga Missile Museum

Arboga’s Missile Museum, which is located on Glasbruksgatan 1, has more than 15 of the military’s missiles and rockets on display, the oldest one being from the 1940s. One main feature of the aviation section is the chance to try out the flight simulator equipment for the ”Viggen” jet fighter. Group visits can be made by appointment. For further information visit website or call 0589-104 99 or 073-624 03 03.

Opening hours

Thursday: 09.00-12.00

First Saturday every month: 10.00-16.00

Bild på AbramsgårdenMedåker´s Rural Community Centre Museum(Abramsgården)

The main building has two floors and is furnished with typical artefacts from the district. In the garden are "granny flowers" and newly laid herb garden. Medåker is 9 km north of Arboga.

Hjälmare Canal Visitor Centre

The shipyard has an excellent collection of tools and equipment from specific periods in its history. There is also a large photography collection which shows a detailed record of the canal’s history.

Group visits can during be made by appointment. For further information visit website.

Korta fakta om Arboga


Established:  The middle ages. Town status since 13th Century.
Population: The local authority area has approximately 13,500 inhabitants.

Distance from: Eskilstuna 44 kilometers, Gothenburg 330 kilometers, Malmö 520 kilometers, Stockholm 155 kilometers, Västerås 52 kilometers, Örebro 40 kilometers.


Arboga and the surrounding area boast a number of important historical sites from events which have influenced the entire country at various times during the last 1000 years.

Settlements in Arboga date from as far back as the Stone Age.
An exciting period in Arboga’s history was when the Franciscan monks settled here during the 13th Century.

Events 2012

  • Easter Market 31th March
  • Children´s day 19th May
  • Artists Open their Houses 26-27th May
  • Arboga Carnival 15-16th June
  • Arboga Meet 30th June
  • Canal Day 30th June
  • Sculpture Festival 22 july-12th August
  • Medieval Days 8-12th August
  • Jädersbruk Festival Days 1-2nd September
  • Farmers Market 29th September
  • Olden Days Christmas Market 8-9th December