Bastuträsk Cultural Heritage Buildings

Date: Thursday 1 jun 2017 - Thursday 31 Aug 2017 Show map

The old school in Bastuträsk is more than 100 years old and has been preserved in its original condition. There are also old classrooms, a church hall and a museum about the Home Guard during World War Two.

The first school and church were built between 1902 and 1903 and used until 1939, when the authorities took over and converted them into a military hospital and refugee camp. Tuition was moved to private premises and church services were held in the burial chapel until a new church was built. The building reverted back to a school in 1940 and remained as such until 1954, when a new school was built elsewhere in the town. Both the old school and the church hall were used by the Home Guard to store equipment.
As a protective measure, the building's doors and windows were barred and, over the next 30 years, it began to fall into disrepair. At the end of the 1980s, the local council began to discuss demolishing the building, prompting the launch of a local support group which persuaded the council to hand over responsibility of the building and went on to renovate and preserve it as part of the community's cultural heritage. After a lot of hard and highly skilled work, the former school, now part of a group of cultural heritage buildings, is in excellent condition and is open between May and October, on request, to groups and individual visitors.

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26 Jul
Wednesday 26 jul 2017
27 Jul
Thursday 27 jul 2017
28 Jul
Friday 28 jul 2017
29 Jul
Saturday 29 jul 2017

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Gold of Lapland
Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden
Region Västerbotten