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Stockholm Museums


Stockholm is truly a museum city. There are more than 70 museums in Stockholm and more than 9 million people from around the world enjoy them every year. You can find out a lot about Stockholm’ long history, its art, and its architecture by going to many of the museums.

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To discover the nature and history of Stockholm, you will want to visit several of the museums in order to capture it all. Out of the 70 or so museums in Stockholm, you should view at least some of the best ones that are available, which are listed below. This will give you a good idea about Stockholm’s history and still leave some time on your vacation to explore all of the other attractions the city has to offer.

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Nationalmuseeum
Södra Blasieholmshamnen
Stockholm, Sweden
The most renowned museum in Stockholm in the National Museum. It is Sweden’s largest collection of art that includes more than 16,000 paintings and 30,000 handecrafted objects. The collection includes world famous painters as well as some of the most important names in Swedish art history.

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The Museum of Modern Art
Skeppsholmen
Stockholm, Sweden
The Museum of Modern Art is Sweden’s national museum that houses the most modern art in the country. There are famous works by Picasso and Salvador Dali on exhibit in this museum.

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Stockholm City Museum
Ryssgården, T-Slussen
The City Museum is the place where you can go to learn about Stockholm’s rich history beginning as a port in the Middle Ages to the grand capital city that it is today.

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Skansen
Djurgårdsslätten
Djurgårdsslätten
Skansen is one of the world oldest open-air museums. Here you will be able to take a look about more than 150 historical buildings and follow the living history of Sweden. There are traditional festivals and folk dancing held throughout the year.

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Nordic Museum
Djurgårdsvägen 6–16
Stockholm, Sweden
You will be able to learn about historical Sweden in the Nordic Museum. You will be able to view the traditions, fashions, folk art, furniture, and paintings that are important to the Nordic history of the region.

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Vasa Museum
Galärvarvet, Djurgården
Stockholm, Sweden
Here you will be able to view the royal warship Vasa. It sank in 1628 and guided tours of the museum and the ship are available in several different languages. There area ten permanent displays as well as a garden and restaurant on site.

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Stockholm Interesting Facts

  • Stockholm Sweden suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Stockholm Sweden had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Stockholm is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Reader’s Digest ranked Stockholm as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Stockholm has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Stockholm Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Stockholm authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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