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The Attendant Accommodation

Vaktmästarens hem på Vänersborgs museum. Foto: Ann-Charlott Öberg

In the Attendant Accommodation one can experience what it was like when the janitor lived here with his family in Vänersborg museum. Sure, there were opening hours for the museum, but many citizens just tapped on the museum´s window to get in, since the attendant´s family was at home anyway.

Between 1885 and 1961, parts of the museum basement served as accommodation for the museum attendant. Until the 1940s, the attendant was the only paid employer at the museum, all other museum work was being done by volunteers. The duties of the attendant, often helped by his wife, were to attend to the visitors, sell tickets, ensure that the museum was heated, clean the biulding and assist in staging exhibitions and handling objects.

The accommodation area is now decorated in a 1950s style and is presented as it might have looked when the last family moved out.

Updated: 2017-11-08 12:11