Military museum in Falun
Dalregementets Museum is located on the former barracks grounds of the Dalarna Regiment, the infantry regiment I 13, in the centre of Falun and tells the history of the regiment from its transfer to Falun in 1908 until its disbandment in 2000.
Founded in 1625, the Dalarna Regiment has a history of around 375 years, of which the Dalregementets Museum in Falun presents only the last 100 years. Before the barracks in Falun were built in 1901 in the course of the newly introduced compulsory military service, there was a division system in Sweden, which did not required barracks. The peasants had to provide a place for the soldiers recruited from their community, a so-called Soldattorp, and they had to provide for their living.
Around 20 years after its disbandment, the regiment was reactivated in 2021 and will take over the training of conscripts again at a new location from 2022.
Visiting Dalregementets Museum
Dalregementets Museum is situated in a smaller outbuilding on the edge of the former barracks grounds, which, including the large old barracks, are now entirely in civilian use. The museum has an exhibition area of around 200 square metres, displaying flags, uniforms and weapons, as well as some military vehicles and all kinds of other objects, accompanied by films and slide shows of the former regiment's everyday life.
In addition to the museum in Falun, there is also the Dalregementets Museum in Rommehed in the neighbouring municipality of Borlänge Kommun. This museum tells about the earlier history of the Dalarna Regiment and is located near the Rommehed Naturreservat, which was used as a drill ground for a very long time until the regiment was relocated to Falun.
Besides the opening hours indicated for the main season, the museum is open on the first Saturday of every month during the rest of the year - public holidays excluded.
Dalregementets Museum: Opening hours & admission
Saturday: 13:00 – 16:00
Last update: 06/2022 | Errors and omissions excepted.