Nordic Museum, Stockholm

Nordic Museum, Stockholm (must see)

Guests to the Nordiska Museet located in Stockholm will be delighted to find over one and a half million items on display, which trace the rich cultural past of the country. The displays extend across centuries and eras, starting with the 16th century. Founded in 1873 by folklorist, Artur Hazelius, the museum was once known as the Scandinavian Ethnographic Collection. The building itself is a skillful example of Renaissance architecture. Made to resemble a palace, the museum opened its doors in 1907 after 19 years of construction.

After taking in the beauty of the structure, guests are greeted in the main hall by a large sculpture of the founder of Sweden, King Gustav Vasa. The uniqueness of the collections will captivate visitors for many hours, with displays filled with items which have been common to the Scandinavian culture, including clothing and the necessities of everyday life in a Swedish domicile. Broken into collections which reflect the class system of the past, the ground floor is known as the Royal Armory, a place devoted to the natural life and riggings of the affluent class. In other parts of the museum, guests will find cultural implements which were commonly used by the provincial class and regional society of the country.

Tip:
Get the free audio guide (available in 10 languages) at the main lobby and enjoy!
Audio guides are very easy to use; you only have to key in the exhibit's number.
They also have a great restaurant with good lunch as well as coffee & tea selection.
You might consider combining the Swedish History Museum & the Nordic Museum since the latter picks up where the former leaves off (Renaissance) in historical coverage.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-6pm (Jun-Aug); Thu-Tue: 10am-5pm; Wed: 10am-8pm (Sep-May)
Free entry on Tuesdays 1-5pm; admission is otherwise free with the Stockholm Card.

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Sight Name: Nordic Museum
Sight Location: Stockholm, Sweden (See walking tours in Stockholm)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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