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“Easily digging into the history of Kiruna and the mine”

Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening
Ranked #8 of 9 things to do in Kiruna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We found this place by chance walking through the Gruvstadsparken initially being attracted by an ice block at the entrance to the park close to the city hall. This small wooden house at the other side of the park was in former times the house of Hjelmar Lundbohm, the lead of the Kiruna mine around 1900. Basically, there is no guided tour, but after paying the entrance fee (about 30 Kronas), you will receive a booklet on the background story and the individual rooms. Most of the rooms contain original photographs about the time when the Kiruna area turned from a crowded "gold rush" area into a civilized city including a tram, a theater, a hospital, a school, etc. most notably influenced by Hjelmar Lundbohm. Although all photographs are described by short texts in Swedish, it is easy to understand the texts even if you do not speak Swedish (like us) by combining the texts with the background from the booklet and a little portion of imagination. Unfortunately, they did not serve any coffee or cakes when we were there (they are mentioned as a café on the map of the par) as we stepped in 30 minutes before closing. If you are interested in digging a bit into the history of Kiruna or you just like historical houses, then you should visit this place.

Date of experience: February 2014
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