The warehouse is constructed in stone and 288 wooden pillars carry the systems of joists. Here the oats, which contributed to secure the maintenance for the enormous garrison in Boden, were kept. At this time, the “vehicles”, that is: the horses, were oats-powered.

The exhibition spotlights the time when Boden’s garrison used horses as means of transportation. A time that has left its mark on Boden, which continues to be the most equestrian city in Sweden, with a prominent harness racing and lots of riding horses. Part of the exhibition room is preserved as it appeared in its original condition, that is: as an oats warehouse. The building, designed by architect Erik Josephson, was built in 1911 – 1912. Storage of feed came to an end in 1950 and in 2001 the government designated Havremagasinet a historic building.

Havremagasinet is part of the town’s garrison and it is Boden’s largest building: six floors at a total of 3,600 square metres. The bakery, the Mill and the Victual Building are also designated historical buildings that will help future generations to understand their history.