Comfort Hotel Jazz
Boras, 503 32
Phone: (46) 33 7994500
Fax: (46) 33 7994508
Arts & Museums
The Borås Museum of Art was inaugurated in 1975. It is well-known for its fine and interesting collections of modern art and there are about 3500 works of art all together here. The main focus is on Swedish art from the last few decades. There is a collection of work by miniature painter P.A. Hall, who was active in the art scene in the 18th Century. He was also one of King Louis XVI's artists. The museum consists of three floors, and covers an area of 3500 square meters. There is also a 100-seat auditorium, and a workshop for children.
Owned by Borås municipality, Textile Museum of Borås offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of textiles produced in the city. Housed in an ancient structure dating back to the 19th Century, the museum chronicles how textile industry flourished in the city over the centuries. Its industrial exhibit space demonstrates the yarn manufacturing and spinning industry as well as tricot knitting and fabric weaving. The other section throws light on the textile designs that emerged in Sweden from the start of the 20th Century.
When Jonas Ahlströmer returned to Alingsås after spending some time abroad, he bought Nolhaga Slott. It was here that they planted the first potato in Sweden, in 1724. Claes Adelsköld bought Nolhaga Slott in the 1870s and rebuilt it in Italian Renaissance style. The city of Alingsås has been the owner of the manor since 1921 and has used it as a dancing salon and business school. It has also been the city's art center since 1970. There is also an animal park with Swedish and foreign animals, and a farm-animal park for little children during the summer.