Nationalmuseum
Nationalmuseum
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nationalmuseum is Sweden's museum of art and design. After five years renovation and refurbishment, the museum is open again to the public. Masterpieces from six centuries are displayed in a new light and in harmony with the 150-year-old buildning. More than 5,000 artworks in large and small formats share stories from their times with present-day admirers. Free admission to the collections. Tickets are required for the temporary exhibitions. Purchase your ticket online in advance or on site at the museum.
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The area
Neighborhood: Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.
How to get there
  • Kungsträdgården • 5 min walk
  • Östermalmstorg • 10 min walk
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,584 contributions
This art museum located on the peninsula Blasieholmen in central Stockholm was completed in 1863. The building was closed for renovation in 2013 and reopened in October 2018.

The museum has a huge collection of about half a million drawings and paintings from the Middle Ages to 1900. The entrance is free to the permanent exhibitions.

On our visit, there were two temporary exhibitions with a fee: Swedish Grace – Art and Design in 1920s Sweden & What joy to be a sculptor!.

We skipped the temporary exhibitions because there is so much to see anyway. The museum building itself with its stunning staircase is absolutely worth the visit.
Written April 5, 2022
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY971 contributions
We are not talking about one of the great museums of the world, however there is an interesting collection of Old Masters that can attract your attention. There are a number of Rembrandts, and also works by Leyster, Gentileschi, Bronzino and the like. There are also some German Renaissance works worth looking at as well. Unfortunately there are also rooms of Rococo furniture which is skipable. Admission is free unless you want to see the special exhibits. An hour here should cover the highlights.
Written July 9, 2022
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Maria_Ilemo
Uppsala, Sweden293 contributions
Friends
I highly recommend you to visit this museum, regardless whether you are a history aficionado or not. You’ll get a great overview of swedish history until today, with some impressive exhibits. Both me (and I’ve been living in Sweden for 5 years) as well as my guests (tourists from another country) thoroughly enjoyed those 3 hours spent there.
Written September 26, 2021
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Annabel H
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Loved this museum. Everything is free. Super helpful staff are bilingual. All information is in Swedish and English. All the art and artefacts are displayed in an engaging way and there are some amazing set pieces, history paintings etc. Plus if you are trying to avoid summer crowds it is rather less busy than some.
For curious kids who are interested in art there is an Oculus trail to spot different elements in paintings and an amazing "Villa Curiosa" experience (still free but you need a timed ticket for this, just think cabinets of curiosities in miniature plus installation art (there is a bath in it) its a visual feast- my daughter loved it.). If you know your London museums this palace of art and design is a kind of cross between bits of the V&A (jewellery, fabric, ceramics and glass design) and the National Gallery- a cross section of fine art over the centuries including Swedish artists - including a very nicely displayed section on domestic art and female Swedish artists, plus there is an excellent cafe with unlimited coffee and a very attractive shop which I was unable to escape from without a large plush rabbit.
Written September 16, 2022
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Jonas A
Stockholm, Sweden888 contributions
Did you know that besides the large treasure of early modern paintings and art there is a small indoor sculpture garden with large marble sculptures and busts featuring romantic interpretations of the Viking gods Thor and Odin (Wodan)?
If you are looking for the most famous Viking reference though it would be Carl Larsson’s huge painting of the mid winter sacrifice of the Viking king Domalde from Snorri Sturlason’s Ynglingatal in Heimskringla poems. This you can’t miss it since it is displayed in the main stairways. More difficult to find are the handful of paintings and objects of Viking nostalgia from the late nineteenth century.
The museum is free so if you have a couple of days, why not make several shorter visits?
Written November 5, 2021
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jputhenv
Boston, MA202 contributions
This is nice museum with a very good cafe and restaurant. The museum itself takes 2-3 hours, so it can be combined with other sights. The collection is not very big, so don't expect the Louvre. However, they give a good exposure to lesser known Swedish artists. The design section is also worth a quick look.

I enjoyed a quick snack at the cafe. Very friendly service here.
Written September 5, 2021
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,476 contributions
Couples
My husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon here. We loved the museum’s permanent collection and the temporary exhibition “Swedish Grace”. Very interesting. The building is big and very beautiful inside. Lovely gift shop. The area with lockers and restrooms is cool. The only thing I gotta say is the strong smell of food (think seafood) upon entering the grounds of the museum. There is a cafeteria right on the side and I guess the air system is not well done because we were literally struck by the smell. It just doesn’t match the museum ambiance in my opinion. Other than that, it was great. We came for art and we were not disappointed in it.
Written July 7, 2022
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN895 contributions
This was an enjoyable museum. Although it is small for a National Museum there were several excellent exhibits. The impressionist section has some really beautiful works of art. There was an excellent collection of vases. The collection of 20th century Swedish design artifacts was fun and there were several incredible Swedish artists represented in the various sections of the museum. It doesn't take more than an hour or two to see everything so it is well worth a stop especially if the weather isn't very cooperative for outdoor activities.
Written July 16, 2021
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Erik_Virginia
McLean, Virginia82 contributions
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The renovated Nationalmuseum is indeed very nice and beautiful. We only had time and energy for the Zorn exhibition,, ending August 29, 2021. It’s a must if you appreciate art and are here while it’s still on. It has most of his most famous paintings, but also many many other paintings and etchings from various stages of his career and life. It could use some more context and information about Zorn himself, but there’s an abundance of great art to enjoy and take in, making it highly recommended.

BTW we had lunch at the Museum before our time slot for the Zorn exhibition and it was very good.
Written July 27, 2021
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sonja p
Denderwindeke, Belgium179 contributions
This not the most famous museum of the world, however there is an interesting collection of old masters such as Rembrandt, Gentileschi . Few paintings from the swedish painter Carl Larsson. Free entrance unless you want to see specific exhibitions. Good lockers and clean toilets in the basement.
Written August 27, 2022
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