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Ajtte Museum

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Address: Kyrkogatan 3 | Jokkmokk, Jokkmokk 962 23, Sweden
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Those travelling through Sápmi must visit this museum

This thoughtfully presented museum informs visitors about the life, history and culture of the Sámi nation, Europe's only officially recognised indigenous minority. Our visit to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This thoughtfully presented museum informs visitors about the life, history and culture of the Sámi nation, Europe's only officially recognised indigenous minority. Our visit to this stunning museum certainly helped to put into context all we had learned about the Sámi on our passage along the Kungsleden Trail. There is a good mix of static displays, reconstructions and didactic panels... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very nice museum about Sami culture and tradition. Drums that explain myth and religion, traditional clothes. The importance of the nature, and the link between people and animals (reindeer and bears). Very interesting place. there is also a nice book and handcraft shop in the museum.

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

It didn't seem interesting at first, Then I got a radio guide and I completely lost my self in the Sami world. Walking around the labyrinth of different rooms with different themes was fantastic.

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We are glad to hear that our museum was a nice surprice for you! Thank you for visiting! More 

Dublin
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

one of the best museums I've ever visited - gives a very rounded and complete understanding of sami life. Very comprehensive displays - set aside at least 2 hours if not more for the visit

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Channel Islands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was recommended as a visit and it was very worthwhile. Extremely colourful and well presented giving a history of the Sami people of the “Reindeer Country”. Exhibition of their different national dress, all their implements and life style. Added to it was a “270 degree imax” screen presentation, overflying vast tracts of the countryside – over mountains and into... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Swedens best museum if you want to learn more about the people who first lived in Sweden and who still do live here ! Enjoy !

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Ajtte Museum, but I know I'd have gotten a lot more out of it if I understood Swedish. (This isn't meant as a criticism, of course, just a recognition that there was a lot of cool stuff I couldn't understand, even with the English-language guides.) This might be the only museum in the... More 

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Polcirkel, Receptionschef at Ajtte Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Since so many of our visitors want to have up texts in english we are translating more and more of them. It takes a lot of time, but it will be better in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Brilliant. It is a superb museum showing how the Sami people have lived for centuries. There are outside huts to go into to see how the herders live during the time they are looking after the reindeer. Inside, there is a beautiful collection of clothes from various areas in Lapland, details about the annual market and even a cold room... More 

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Porcia, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place. I personally can't say much more then it just being nice. It is very well kept and interesting. But nothing really impressive. Nice gift shop, the outside is fun. Just a place to visit if you have filler time.

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Awesome place to visit if you're in the area. Doesn't take a lot of time to explore the museum but it really does do a good job of explaining the Sami culture and the history of the area. It's set out in the shape of a reindeer pen which added something more too. A little kids area at the end... More 

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