As this Museum was located quite close to the Vasa Museum, we decided to have a look.
The building itself is worth admiring, it was built in 1907 as a national monument to house the material inheritance of the nation, but was never used for this.
The building is built in Dutch-influenced Danish Renaissance architecture.
We walked inside the huge main hall and there before us was this huge sculpture of King Gustav Vasa, the Swedish so called founder-king.
The Musuem is dedicated to the cultural history and ethnography of Sweden from 1520 to now.
All sorts is on display, including clothing, china, customs, traditions, swedish folk art, furniture, what a home looked like years ago, etc.
Worth having a look at if you like this kind of Museum.
OPEN...10 - 5PM DAILY
ADMISSION....Adults: 90 SEK
Children/Youth 18 years and under: free
Wednesdays 5 p.m.-8 p.m. FREE (September-May only).
Nordiska museet shows things about Sweden, for example trends through the generations and also many other things. Nordiska museet is a very interesting place to visit for some hours and here you can also relax in the café, and after that you can discover the shop. In the shop you can buy all kind of souvenirs and gifts.
Discover Sweden's cultural history. Exhibition on the home, clothes and fashion, customs and traditions uncover daily life in Sweden through the ages. Nordiska museet, Sweden's largest museum of cultural history, was founded by Arthur Hazelius.
In the Nordiska Museet, which is located opposite the Vasa Museum) you can discover the history of the Swedish people. I haven't come any further yet then the outside of the museum, but the building itself is already quite impressive. Inside you can see traditions, fashions, table settings, furnished interiors, paintings by Strindbert and much more! And everything for free!! Certainly a reason for me to visit Stockholm again and this time not only look at the museum on the outside but explore the inside as well :-)
Opening hours (2008)
Monday-friday 10-16, Wednesdays to 20:00
Entrance fee (2008)
Adults: 60 SEK, children 18 years and younger: free entrance.
Free entrance on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 20:00.
The Museum of Cultural History is housed in an impressive building from the early 20th century and is aimed to make one familiar with the everyday life in Sweden over the last centuries. Everything is very well presented and definitely worth visiting.
During my visit preparations for a chocolate fair were taking place, unfortunately I missed the fair though...
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 10am to 4pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.
From June 1st to August 31st, daily from 10am to 5pm.
You should visit the Nordiska Museet in order to know better the the Swedish Cultural History. There is a huge amount of artifacts concetrated in this museum and they expect you to discover them. The museum excibitions shows the life in Sweden from 16th century to the present day. Don't miss the statue of King Vasa at the entrance and the gorgeous coach at the left hand side of the museum. Opening hours: Mo-Fr 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm.
The Nordic Museum is a hodgepodge of displays aimed at preserving and explaining Nordic culture. In the exhibits, you'll see everything from Strindberg paintings to modern sculptures to an interactive display on alcoholism and the Swedish system of alcohol regulation. The bad news for us tourists, the "free ride" is over; admission for adults is now SEK 60. The good news is, on Wednesdays 4PM-8PM, admission is still free. Youths aged 18 and under can also still enter for free.
The museum is open daily Monday-Friday from 10AM - 4PM (Wednesdays until 8PM), Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM-5PM.
NOTE: The Sami (Lapp) exhibit, the only one of any significance in Stockholm, is now closed for renovation until 2007.
This is a museum that is worth a visit, if only to speed around through the eclectic mix of exhibitions and get a thorough look of the building. From the outside it looks as if this place should be a cathedral, and inside the theme continues with a huge central atrium, so that on each floor your get a phobia inspiring view down below from the balconies.
The exhibits themselves are a mixed bag and my main problem with the place is that it doesn't quite know what it IS! Recreations of Swedish interiors, August Strindberg and a multimedia exhibition about the horse, don't really do it for me, but may be to some people's tastes. There is also a gift shop with an excellent selection of more pop-academic books and a coffee shop.
Do this at the same time as Vasamuseet which is right next door.
Nordiska Museet was founded by the creator of Skansen, Arthur Hazelius. It is in fact one the largest indoor spaces in Sweden. It is 126.5m long and 24m high. The museum is 4 storeys and is a renaissnace style castle.
My first visit to the museum coincided with an Abba exhibition - this was excellent. There are frequent visiting exhibitions and a collection which changes, showing Swedish culture from 1520 to the present day. There is a permanent Sami exhibition which is well worth a visit to the basement.
This museum shows you the Swedish life from 1520 untill the present days. The museum was founded by Arthur Hazelius, the man who also founded Skansen. The museum was opened in 1907 and displays over 1.5 million pieces. The pieces range from luxurious clothing and expensive jewels, till toys and furtniture.
While I was there the museum was being redecorated, o half of it was closed, still there was a lot to see. Most interesting was the central hall and the set tables.
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