Historic buildings

Vallby Open Air Museum was founded in 1921 to show a miniature Västmanland. Today there are about 50 buildings that have been moved from all over the Västmanland County. Click on the images to learn more.

Allotment cottage

Allotment Cottage

The cottage's interior and garden show the colonial life in the 1950's.


Boathouse with Church Boat

The church boat was used on Lake Åmänningen to get to the church on Sundays.

The city quarter

City Quarter

The museum's city quarters include a square and buildings from various places in Västmanland.

Kiosk and cabin

Cottage Village

In the 1940s, ASEA in Västerås built a holiday village on Southern Björnö for its employees.

Country store

Country Store

The Country Store consists of a store, office, residence and exhibition.



The farmstead is a typical farmstead from the 19th century in Västmanland.

Part of an inn


At the square is a part of an inn from the 18th century.

17th century farm

Ironmaster´s Homestead

The Ironmaster´s homestead exhibit a house with paintings from the 17th century, cattle shed, storehouse and a sawmill.

The Manor

Manor house and gazebo

The Museum’s country estate, or manor, consists of three buildings and their surroundings.

Mission hall

Mission Hall

The mission hall was built in the late 1800's and used for church service and other social gatherings.

Peoples park

People’s parks and theatres

People’s parks were established in the late 1800's. Their purpose was to provide entertainment and recreation.

Burial mound and gate

Prehistoric Relics

Several prehistoric relics on Museum grounds indicate that people have lived at Vallby since the Stone Age.

Soldiers homestead

Soldier´s homestead

The soldier’s cottage belonged to Västerås Company of the Royal Västmanland regiment.

The Vicarage


The vicarage from Lillhärad is a cottage from 1750. The church stalls are from the same period.

The village school

Village School

The village school shows a classroom and the teacher's residence around 1910.