Gammelstad Church Town

Discover the Word Heritage Gammelstad Church Town

In the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town we have a wide range of activities for visitors all year round. The majority of them start at the Visitor Center, where you can check out the exhibition about the history of the church town, rent audioguides, go on a guided tour and explore the goods in the souvenirshop.

The church cottages were built by the farmers on the countryside, that used them for temporary housing when they attended church, markets and district court sessions. In 1996 Gammelstad Church Town was added on UNESCO:s World Heritage List, a list that consists of cultural and natural enviroments important to preserve for future generations.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center is located in the large white building on the church square, in the heart of the church town. Here you can get information about what you can see and do in Gammelstad during your visit, rent audioguides, explore the exhibition about the history of the area and shop in the souvenir shop. Visitor Center is open all year round, the opening hours can vary depending on season so don't forget to check out our opening hours before your visit.

The exhibition

On the 2nd floor of the Visitor Center you will find our new exhibition "Gammelstad-A World Class Church Town". Here you can build your own digital church cottage and listen to stories from from today's church cottage owners. The exhibition is suitable for all ages and no entrance fee is required.

Group activities

Visitor Center in Gammelstad offers group activities in the World Heritage Gammelstad Church Town all year round, you can read more about our activities and events under "See and do". Send in a booking request by e-mailing gammelstad@lulea.se and we will get back to you with a price offer. We offer guided tours in and English and Swedish. German and French depends on availability and cannot be guaranteed.

For smaller groups we also have a selection of drop-in activities in the church town and at the open-air museum Hägnan. You can find them in the meny under "Booking".

Gammelstad 360

For those of you that may not be able to visit us physically we now have the option of exploring the church town digitally. For more information about Gammelstad 360 see:

Virtual visit to Gammelstad