Stockholm’s art and cultural scene has become even more accessible. In over a dozen museums, you pay no entry at all, and it´s completely free to enjoy art, architecture, history and culture from near and far.
Follow men, women and children through Sweden’s history of war and peace. Roam from the 16th century to the present day among dramatic, full-scale scenes and original artifacts in temporary and permanent exhibitions. Don’t miss the Trophy Chamber with its unique spoils of war and trophies. Learn more about Raoul Wallenberg and his deeds during World War II. Audioguide in English, free of charge. Guided tours in Swedish and English during the summer. Free entry.
Museum of Ethnography
The Museum of Ethnography is a place for everyone interested in the world. Bring the whole family on an extraordinary trip and experience art, culture and food in an exciting and inspiring environment. With pieces from America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania the museum is a place full of dreams, achievements and treasures from Swedish adventurers, merchants, collectors and scientists. Restaurant Matmekka and museum shop. Free entry.
The Hallwyl Collection
Step into a magnificent palace in the centre of Stockholm that will take you 100 years back in time. Discover the von Hallwyl family’s fascinating history and experience the luxuries of the past in the sumptuous dining room, drawing room, smoking room, billiard room and armoury. Audio guide in Swedish and English. Shop. Free entry.
The Swedish History Museum
The Swedish History Museum narrates Sweden’s history from the earliest times to the present. See gold and silver treasures, magnificent medieval art and explore one of the world’s largest Viking exhibitions. Try outdoor Viking games during the summer. Restaurant and shop. Free admission.
The Royal Coin Cabinet
Sweden’s national economy museum is located on Slottsbacken opposite the Royal Palace. The museum is a treasury filled with information about the history of money from around the world. See silver treasures looted by the Vikings and different payment types such as money cowry. Temporary exhibitions and a mini museum for children. Restaurant with outdoor seating. Free admission.
The Royal Armoury
Experience Sweden’s royal history in the dark cellar of the Royal Palace. Splendid costumes and glittering carriages tell stories of magnificent royal coronations, weddings and funerals. Learn about Streiff, the horse belonging to Gustav II Adolf. See Karl XII’s muddy blue uniform from 1718 and the clothing Gustav III wore to the masquerade ball of 1792. In the children’s room, you will find yourself in an enchanted world. Try on dresses and knight costumes, play, read and draw. Free entry.