A Naturum is a visitor centre in an area of natural beauty. It is a place where you can learn more about the flora, fauna, geology and cultural history that have shaped the area before you head out for your own exploration of the countryside. As well as exhibitions, many of these visitor centres also offer guided tours, themed evenings and nature trails. They also provide tips on walks and places to visit. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has quality assured the visitor centres to ensure that they best meet visitors’ expectations. Naturum Värmland is one of the 25 centres that continue to enjoy the approval of the Swedish EPA. Sweden’s Naturum visitor centres have welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors in total over the past year. The visitors have been able to join over 4,000 different activities – everything from beaver safaris and potholing to flower walks and snow-shoe walks across marshes. Over 1,000 school classes have visited a Naturum as part of their education.