The app Museiguide shows the way to this year’s favorite places

By on March 19, 2019

Take home holiday this year and discover new destinations right around the corner! In the app Museiguide in presents this year 481 working life museums from Gällivare in the north to Trelleborg in the south. At the work life museums there are stories about our history that you cannot find at the major national museums. Skipp the flight abroad, there is much to experience in Sweden.

The app Museiguide is developed by the Working Life Museums’ Cooperation Council (ArbetSam) and the Work Museum. With the app you can search for work life museums in different counties, and with the help of the map function you can see work life museums nearby. New in the app for this year is that you can get directions to your destination.

– With the app you can find up-to-date information about the museums that are located where you are. You can choose to see what you are interested in, for example all museum trains nearby. You can also add your favorites and create your own route, says Helena Törnqvist, working life keeper at the Work Museum.

The working life museums are located in the places where the story took place and they are populated by people who have been involved or who can tell how it was. The working life museums tell about the ordinary man’s life, where work and leisure, everyday life and weekend become a history of how it was before in Sweden. A working life museum can also consist of mobile cultural heritage, such as trains, ships, flights, cars and motorcycles.

– The work life museums around the country offer different cultural experiences that we want more people to take part of. With the Museiguide app, it is easy to discover all of these golden grains around the country, says Helena Törnqvist.

Museum Guide 2019 is also printed in paper format and can be ordered free of charge through the Tourist Office Shop. In April, it is distributed to tourist agencies and working life museums around the country.

Interest in Museiguide increases – the paper edition has doubled since its inception in 2003, from 20,000 to 40,000 copies. The number of participating working life museums has also increased, from 63 museums in 2003 to 481 this year. In the guide each museum is presented with pictures, text, opening hours and contact details. The paper version is distributed to all members of ArbetSam as well as to tourist agencies, libraries and more.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music