Six Museums to Visit in Stockholm

From great bakeries to lust-worthy shops, Stockholm has it all. When you want a break from all those tiring fikas and trips to Södermalm, why not learn about Sweden’s naval history or catch up on the latest in photography exhibitions? There’s a little bit of culture for people of all interests, even if you just feel like humming “Dancing Queen” to yourself for a few hours.

These are the Stockholm museums you won’t want to miss for the best in history, culture and art:

List Marker: Number 1Moderna Museet

With locations in both Stockholm and Malmö, Moderna Museet is one of the best known modern art museums in Scandinavia. Their permanent collections showcase some of the best Swedish and Scandinavian modern art around, while their exhibitions are consistently thought-provoking and boundary-pushing.

Moderna Museet

Exercisplan 4
111 49 Stockholm

Opening Hours

Mon Closed
Tues 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Weds & Thurs 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat & Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ticket Prices

Admission to the permanent collection is free
Special exhibitions are 120 SEK with reduced prices for students & seniors


List Marker: Number 2Vasa Museum

This is the most visited museum in Sweden, so be prepared for occasional crowds. The museum focuses on a 17th Century warship that was excavated in the 1960s. Exhibitions include the ship itself, which is beautifully restored, to information about what the shipyard would have been like back in the 1600s and what life would have been like on the ship. A fascinating visit for history buffs, and very child-friendly.

Vasa Museum

Galärvarvsvägen 14
115 21 Stockholm

Opening Hours

1 September – 31 May
Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Weds open until 8:00 pm)
1 June – 31 August
Daily 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Ticket Prices

Adults 130 SEK
Students with valid ID 110 SEK
Those 18 years and below free


List Marker: Number 3ABBA The Museum

This is a must-see for ABBA fans, or those who simply like a bit of fluffy pop culture. See ABBA’s costumes, gold records, and even get a chance to perform with their avatars – it will all be recorded and saved with your ticket ID. Mamma mia!

Abba The Museum

Djurgårdsvägen 68
115 21 Stockholm

Opening Hours

Daily 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices

Adults 250 SEK
Children 7 – 15 years 95 SEK
Children under 7 years free


List Marker: Number 4Fotografiska Museet

This is a really special place. If you’re interested in photography, Fotografiska should be top of your list. Not only do they feature four major photo exhibitions per year and over 100 minor ones, they also host photography courses and workshops. The space in the middle of the city and the cafe on the top floor boasts an incredible view overlooking Stockholm.

Fotografiska Museet

Stadsgårdshamnen 22
116 45 Stockholm

Opening Hours

Sun – Weds 9:00 am – 11: 00 pm
Thurs – Sat 9:00 am – 1:00 am

Ticket Prices

Adults SEK 135
Students and Seniors SEK 105
Groups (minimum 20 visitors) SEK 105
Children under 12 years free
NB This museum does not accept cash; cards only


List Marker: Number 5Spiritmuseum

Want to know more about how the Swedes drink alcohol? The Spiritmuseum shares the history of various types of drinks, from beer to aquavit (and you can enjoy a tipple while you walk around), as well as cultural history like drinking songs. They have an impressive restaurant, bar and, weather permitting, a beer garden with 17 varieties on tap.


Djurgårdsvägen 38
115 21 Stockholm

Opening Hours

Mon 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tues – Sat 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Ticket Prices

Admission and Tasting Tray with 3 Swedish Aquavits and 1 Arrack Punsch 250 SEK
Additional Tasting Tray 130 SEK
Adults 120 SEK
Groups (minimum 10 people) 90 SEK
Students & Seniors 80 SEK
16 — 18 year olds 50 SEK
Children 15 years and under free


List Marker: Number 6Carl Eldhs Ateljémuseum

See the home and studio of one of Sweden’s best known sculptors, Carl Eldh (1873 – 1954). The museum, designed in 1919 by Ragnar Östberg, is worth seeing for the unusual architecture in the middle of Bellevueparken Stockholm, but it is Eldh’s overwhelming amount of work that will inspire you. There are over 100 sculptures as well as notebooks, sketches and other work.

Carl Eldhs Ateljémuseum

Lögebodavägen 10
113 47 Stockholm

Opening Hours

April & October
Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
May & September
Thursday-Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Tues-Sun 12:00 – 4:00 pm
There are guided tours during opening hours in Swedish beginning at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm. There is a guided tour in English at 1:30.

Ticket Prices

Adults 80 SEK
Students & Seniors 70 SEK
Children 15 years and under free
NB All tickets include a guided tour


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