The Swedish country house style building was constructed in 1916. At the time, it was a coeducational school. Little did they suspect that the building would soon be too small. After renovations in 1940, the spring term of 1976 would be the last for the upper secondary school housed in the building.
In 1980-81, Skellefteå Museum and The Popular Movements Archives moved in. At the time, the auditorium had already been in use as a theatre for 20 years. Nowadays you may e.g. see the permanent exhibitions Prehistoric Times, Work for Food and The History of the Town of Skellefteå 150 Years.