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Museums in Stockholm

With about 50 museums and over 9 million visitors a year, Stockholm offers its visitors a unique cultural experience. On this page we will introduce you to (almost) all the museums, as well as our top 10 picks for the best museums in Stockholm. Many museums are also free of charge. We tell you which ones.

Museums in Stockholm

Postal Museum

Postal Museum
The history of the Swedish Post since 1636. Opened in 1906, the Postal Museum displays exhibitions on the history of the Swedish postal service since 1636 and is located in the heart of Stockholm's old town, Gamla Stan.

Båthall 2

Båthall 2
Båthall 2 is an independent part of the Maritime History Museum in Stockholm. The inconspicuous building is located on the Djurgården peninsula very close to the Vasa Museum and contains one of the largest historical boat collections in Europe.

Haga Park Museum

Haga Park Museum
Haga Park Museum is located in one of the copper tents (koppartält) in the beautiful Haga Park. Visitors are shown the history of the park with its buildings and people.

Vikingaliv

Vikingaliv
Viking Museum in Stockholm. The new Viking Museum "Vikingaliv" in Stockholm was inaugurated in April 2017. It is located on the island of Djurgården, right next to the Vasa Museum.

Gustav III:s antique museum

Gustav III:s antique museum
Stockholm Castle Art Museum. Gustav III:s Antique Museum is the oldest art museum in Sweden. It is located in the northeast wing of Stockholm Castle and displays mainly antique sculptures that the Swedish King Gustav III (1746 - 1792) had personally purchased during his trip to ...

Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum
The most visited museum in Scandinavia. The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet), located on the island of Djurgården, exhibits the Vasa, the world's only preserved 17th century ship. The Vasa Museum is one of Stockholm's most outstanding tourist attractions and the most visited museum in ...

Swedish National Museum

Swedish National Museum
Sweden's largest art museum. The State National Museum in Stockholm is Sweden's largest art and design museum. It mainly displays paintings, sculptures, graphics, miniatures, drawings and handicrafts from the 16th century to the present day. The collection consists of around 700,000 objects and also includes well-known works by world-famous artists such as Rembrandt, Manet and ...

Skansen

Skansen
The oldest open-air museum in the world. The "living museum" Skansen is an open-air museum, animal park and popular destination on the island Djurgården in the center of Stockholm. Approximately 150 buildings from all regions of Sweden have been gathered here, in which traditional Swedish customs are shown ...

Nobel Prize Museum

Nobel Prize Museum
Museum around Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Prize Museum (until 2019: Nobelmuseet) is located at Stortorget in the center of Gamla Stan, Stockholm's old town. In addition to the life of Nobel Prize founder Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), a wealth of information about the Nobel Prize is on display, as well as about the lives and works ...

Nordic Museum

Nordic Museum
Sweden's largest museum of cultural history. Since 1907, the Nordic Museum has been located in a magnificent museum building on the Djurgården peninsula, not far from the Vasa Museum and Grö...

Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet
Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. Moderna Museet on the island of Skeppsholmen is one of Scandinavia's leading museums of modern and contemporary art. Inaugurated in 1958, the museum has a remarkable collection of modern painting, sculpture and photography, with works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braques, Giacomo Balla, ...

Historical Museum

Historical Museum
The early history of Sweden until the Middle Ages. The State Historical Museum (in Swedish Statens historiska museum or Historiska museet for short) is located in the Östermalm district. It is one of Sweden's most visited museums and is thematically dedicated to the early history of Sweden up to the Middle Ages. A special highlight is the Viking exhibition, ...

Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet

Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet
The Natural History Museum in Stockholm. Right next to Stockholm University is the State Natural History Museum (naturhistoriska riksmuseet), the largest museum in Sweden. In addition to various natural history exhibitions, the museum also includes Cosmonova, a planetarium with IMAX cinema.

ABBA Museum

ABBA Museum
ABBA the Museum. Thank you for the music! Opened in May 2013, the ABBA Museum (actually: ABBA the Museum) is one of Stockholm's newer attractions and shows the glittering world of the winners of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

Millesgården

Millesgården
Art Museum and Sculpture Park. Millesgården, named after artists Olga and Carl Milles, is a Swedish sculpture park and artist museum in Lidingö, not far from Stockholm. Visitors are greeted at Millesgården by a permanent sculpture park with replica sculptures, as well as a museum with sometimes changing art exhibitions. Millesgården appeals ...

List of all museums in Stockholm

In the following list you will find a list of the most important museums, roughly sorted by category. Many of the museums are free of charge, these are marked with a green smiley. The museums with entrance fee can be visited much cheaper with the Stockholm Pass.

Cultural History

Art and architecture

Nature and technology

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