The Outland Museum is a meeting place where we want to give information and inspiration concerning the nature, culture and history of Northern Värmland (Nordvärmland). Through exhibitions we mediate knowledge of Northern Värmland's history. The museum also do research work concerning the earlier culture environment of Northern Värmland.
Utmarksmuseet is ran as an ideal organization and has around 300 members. At the museum there are exhibitions about the different ways that humans live in the countryside, both back then and now. Usually the theme changes every year
The museum also shows the Pilgrim Tapestry, The swedish version of the Bayeux tapestry, a 40 meter long embroidery made by unemployed women. The tapestry should the pilgrimage from Hammarö to Trondheim
For those that wish for something to consume Café Utmarkis open. The premise can be rented for family gatherings, birthday parties, company meetings and more
in the museum store you can find craftsmanship and souvenirs. The farmstead of the museum Ransbysätern was likely used during the 10th century. Today it is one of the STF-connected hostels with farmstead cottages to rent from May to September. During the summer cows, horses and goats graze there.
North Värmland makes up a giant cultural landscape, one of Swedens most ancient remains dense area. After the glacial ice melted 8000 years ago people have hunted, fished and gathered. North Värmland experienced their heyday around the 11th century in connection with the progress of iron production. Bog ore was refined and the border trade was important. North Värmlands farmers adjusted to the market and supplied the Norwegian great men and vikings with iron for weapons. The churches in the north where adorned with great sculptures of traveling masters
To live and thrive in the forests of the countryside required a lot of people. It was the need for cooperation that led to the people in the countryside to live more equal then the people in the plains. Bears, wolfs and lynx existed in north Värmland. Sweden most moose populated area is in the forests around the museum. Catch pits where outlawed in 1864. Most catch pits here are from 11th century, the oldest one is 5000 years old. A reconstruction of a catch pit is located at the museum ground