Museums in Stockholm

Museums in Stockholm

Stockholm’s museums have each year about 9 million visitors and about 70 museums, making the city one of the world’s most museum crowded cities in the world. The most visited museums are Skansen  and Vasa Museum on Djurgården, both with over 1 million visitors per år. Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum, inaugurated in 1891 by Arthur Hazelius.

In Sweden there are more than 2000 museums – many of them are odd and local. Like the feministic witch museum in Ysane (Blekinge).

Museums in Stockholm with free admission

18 state owned museums have free admission during 2016 and some of them are in Stockholm

  • Army Museum
  • History Museum
  • Mediterranean Museum
  • National Museum
  • The Maritime Museum
  • East Asia Museum
  • Stockholm’s center for Architecture and Design

Museum for kids

The best museums for kids in Stockholm.

Art museums in Stockholm

View our guide with classic and contemporary museums.
View our guide with art museums in Stockholm.

Museums in Stockholm with admission

Open air museum watch windmills, elks, bears and wolves. Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the histori­cal buildings and dwellings, peop­led by characters in period dress.

Vasa museum
The ship Vasa capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628.  The Vasa is the world’s only surviving 17th-century ship and the most visited sights in Sweden. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. T
Galärvarvsvägen 14

The Nobel Museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibitions, on the Nobel Prize, the Nobel Laureates, Alfred Nobel and related topics.
Located in the old town Stortorget.

Historic Museum
The Swedish History Museum is packed with history spanning thousands of years, from as far back into prehistory as we can go, via the Viking era to the Middle Ages.
Narvavägen 13-17 Stockholm.

Museum of National Antiquities
National treasures from the viking era and medieval times.
Narvavägen 13-17

The ABBA museum
One of the newest museums in Stockholm. ABBA – the 70ths icons and biggest-selling group in the world. Listen to Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Björn and Benny’s own stories and memories from their amazing career. Hits like “Money, Money, Money”, “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing queen”. You find the museum close to the amusement park Gröna Lund. Djurgårdsvägen 68
The admission is quite high 195 Swedish Crown.

Nordic Museum
Insight into national life in Scandinavia with a collection of furnishing, costumes.
Djurgårdsvägen 6-16

Maritime Museum
Detailed model ships and human history at sea
If you are an model ship geek, or has a strong interest in how humans traveled over oceans through the centuries, you will love the Maritime Museum. And in addition to the model ships you will find art, photographs and objects with a sea connection.
More information: Sjöhistoriska museet, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24, Stockholm city

Warmuseum from 1600-century and forward.
Riddargatan 13

National Library of Sweden (Kungliga biblioteket)
Here you find all books among them the “Devil’s Bible” (Codex Gigas)

Biological Museum
Animals from the Nordic region. The museum contains collections of Scandinavian mammals and birds in  their natural, ecological habitat.

Butterfly Museum (Haga )

Ethnographic Museum

Dance Museum
Drottninggatan 17
Phone +46 8 441 76 51

Mediterranean  museum

Museum of Spirits
Djurgårdsvägen 38

Tramway museum (spårvagnsmuseumet)
Children usually love the Tramway museum
Experience old horse trams from 1877 and follow the development until today. There is documentation and collections of local transport sector.
Tegelviksgatan 22, Södermalm
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