Archipelago Sawmill Museum (Skärgårdens Sågverksmuseum)
Dickson & Co purchased Västerbacken in the 1840s for the Baggböle sawmill’s wharf at the mouth of the Ume River.
Worker housing and a church, school and parsonage were built here.
Today, the buildings have another use. A sawmill museum has opened in one of the historic worker’s houses, presenting the sawmill workers’ home environment, work environment, leisure environment, the evolution of the sawmill industry and more. See what the sawmill workers’ lives were like in different phases from the 1800s to the 1950s. The exhibition also addresses how the temperance and free church movements affected sawmills in Holmsund.
The museum is run by the Skärgårdens Sågverksmuseum Foundation (Archipelago Sawmill Museum foundation). It is open in summer.