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 - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Nationalmuseum is Sweden's museum of art and design and was founded in 1792, which makes it one of Europe's oldest art museums. The collections include paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics, craft and design from early Middle Ages up until present day. In the National Museum's collections you will find works by artists such as Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, Bruno Liljefors, Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin and many more world renowned artists. Pre-purchase or pre-book tickets online. It is also possible to buy a ticket at the museum. The entrance ticket is valid for the entire museum and includes all exhibitions for one day. It is free for everyone to visit the entrance floor with restaurant, shop, studio and lecture hall. Children and people under the age of 20 always have free admission to the entire museum.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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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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  • Autolysej
    Las Vegas, Nevada39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for everyone
    A vast collection from many different periods. I especially like the contemporary design exhibits. The jewelry section was particularly breathtaking. The building itself is also a work of art. Look up to really appreciate it.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Paul H
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom1,651 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant Museum
    I spent an hour there but I easily could have extended it to 3 hours. The exhibits are arranged on mainly the second and third floors. They are not too many, so it is all manageable. There are more categories than just paintings, but this is the biggest category by far. The cafe is pretty nice too. Entrance was 150SEK per adult.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Brian B
    Barcelona, Spain29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A history of Swedish taste
    Surprisibly good collection of Euopean art from the early Renaisance to the early 20th century, with a fine showing of works from Italy, France and Germany, as well as a smattering from Flanders (even one of Renbrandt's self-portraits), the Netherlands, England and Spain, along with -of course. works from Sweden itself. One of the most pleasant surprises was the collection of objets d'art, right up the the furniture, domestic appliances and technology of the late 20th century. the layout and presentation are wonderful, as you'd expect in Sweden. Just wish we'd had more time.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Traveller162014
    Leeds, United Kingdom1,525 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to get out of the cold
    I went to a few museums in Stockholm, and this wasn't the best one. I found it quite boring. It was nice strolling around the galleries looking at some art work for a while, but I would not come back here. When we arrived, it said "you must have a ticket for the exhibitions" and we honestly thought that meant the museum generally was free but that you needed to pay to get in the special temporary exhibitions. So we wandered around rather innocently, but did notice around 95% of other visitors were wearing "National Museum" stickers. Strange, we thought. But we kept on marching through the galleries. We did start to suspect we had sneaked in for free and got a little nervous, particularly when I was stopped twice by security guards. However, they just stopped me to say I needed to carry my rucksack, not have it on my back. When we returned to the entrance, it was confirmed to us that you did need to pay after all. We had obviously chosen the right moment just to walk right in. All I can say is, it was free for me, and I still felt a bit robbed. Not the best museum in the world, or even in Stockholm.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Bex_Dave
    Frome, United Kingdom94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special place. Try not to miss it. Beautiful building too.
    Well worth the visit. Start at the top and work down. Beautifully presented. Not as large as you’d think; but, like Swedish restaurant menus, it’s all about quality over quantity. Some gorgeous masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, etc. However, for Nordic art, this is the place to go. A very decent cafe too.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2024
  • Fred L
    Picton, Canada160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nationaltreasures
    One of the first places I visited on arriving in Stockholm. I had not imagined that I would learn so much about a country’s history through art. Paintings and sculptures well displayed and explained in a somewhat chronological order enabled me to appreciate the national history. Some of that story might be disappointing but the truth is told nonetheless carved in stone.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 3, 2024
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StevenKolsteren
Groningen, The Netherlands189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
The national museum has several great works of art in its permanent collection, free to visit, especially of Nordic art. You have to do a bit of treasure hunting. The installation of 20th century design, although it houses many suprises, is truly chaotic.
Written July 1, 2020
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Kipuka
Oslo, Norway86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The building has been recently renovated and when we last visited 2 years ago it was still closed. It was lovely to be able to visit it now and it looks truly amazing! The art is also interesting and I loved how they made little "quiet" corners in every gallery where someone could retreat from the crowds in a little corner room with some books to read about the collection. Like a tiny private reading room :) I imagine it would be great for those that become a bit overwhelmed easily.
Written March 10, 2020
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nr_trk
Vienna, Austria341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There's a few museums, wich free in Stockholm, the Nationalmuseum is one of them. Obviously, this is not The Met or the Louvre, but they have some great art pieces, and the sculpture garden is also very nice. If you have one or two hours, go there, you will easily find them across the King's Palace.
The staff is helpful.
Written January 25, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
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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James F
Gatehouse of Fleet, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Personally it's not quite what I like but it is NOT to be missed.

There is a very good variety of art collections ranging from classical treasures to modern art and design. The app for you phone will be very helpful as different peices have codes that can be typed in to give a more informative explanation of then.

Each floor is devided up into the various exhibits. I missed the shop as I was heading for a boat tour just after.

While in the museum you should use the lockers as you are not permitted to have bags on you back or front and need to carry them.

As you will find in most places the staff speak swedish as well as extremely good english.
Written January 24, 2020
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Dadof2inBRU
Brussels, Belgium83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The National Museum in Stockholm is a FANTASTIC museum! Housed on several floors it has fabulous artworks, artifacts, and historical items. To view everything would take a whole day. If you have several days in Stockholm I suggest taking a few days to break up the visit. This is a real treasure find in Stockholm.
Written March 6, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Come with no expectations and be surprised. What a wonderful building housing many interesting examples of Stockholm's past. The statue garden is particularly interesting and the lighting is great for photography if you can dodge the other ambling visitors. Nice cafe for when your eyes are worn out.
Written March 7, 2020
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Carol A
Maidenhead, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Incredible exhibition on at the National Museum called Inspiration Iconic Works. Featuring work by Jenny Saville, Jeff Koons, Nancy Fouts and Mark Karasick among others. Almost in the last room of the Exhibition is an extraordinary work by Mark Karasick which dominates by scale and singularity. Amazing experience.
Written March 1, 2020
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,233 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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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Lardo
Sweden89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The refurbished Nationalmuseum provides one of the best museum experiences in the world. The quality of the arrangement of the objects, the excellent guides and information signs, the very high quality of architecture and construction details in the refurbishment, the cafe and the restaurant all blends together in a unique experience. The only detail that is not perfect is the lightning of some of the painting that gives heavy reflections.
Written March 8, 2020
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