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.
The Museum of Cultural History has some great exhibits like the SAMI EXHIBIT. Don't miss this! To learn more about the Sami ("Reindeer People"), go to the website about the Sami people. There is also a collection of Strindberg patings inside, Swedish furniture, fashion, design, etc.
They do tours in English at 1:30 PM except on Mondays, but you can also walk around on your own. The museum is open from 10 AM - 5 PM daily except Monday, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays it stays open until 8 PM. Entrance is about 70 Swedish Krone.
At Nordiska Museet you will get a good view of Swedish culture, people, traditions and hadicraft.
My personal favourite is the exhibit called Möblerade rum which shows how a room in a typical Swedish house can have looked like during the decades.
In January 2004, the entrance cost 75 SEK (children under age 18 for free).
The work with this building started in 1888 and was finnished 1907, ending up four time smaller than planed from the beginning.
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.
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.
This museum is about who we are as a nation. Whenever there is a cultural survey done in Sweden, you can bet these people are involved. They frequently ask us to photograph a day in our lives and things like that, which makes for interesting exhibitions in future. A bit like the BBC time capsules. Meanwhile, it is us up until today - old fashion, way of life...just about everything. A bit stuffy layout but they are working on it. Sometimes they have separate exhibitions on popular culture and ABBA has featured.
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).
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.
And you will get a chance to sleep a bit while pretending to look at the historical stuff there.. Actually I was too tired to go there, so I just enjoyed sitting in front of it and resting my tired legs after a day of intensive walking..:)
The Nordiska Museum's old big building is beautiful but I personally think that if you like to go to museums try the National Museum & Vasa Museum first. In the Nordiska Museum there is not so much of the Swedish Cultural history of the 16th Century than I thought. It is more things from 1946 up till now.
This museum focuses on Swedish cultural history with exhibitions that include Sami culture, fashion, furniture and textiles. Admission: SEK 70. Open: 1 Jan-23 Jun Tue 10am-5pm, Wed 10am-9pm, Thu-Sun 10am-5pm; 24 Jun-31 Aug 10am-5pm daily; 1 Sep-31 Dec Tue 10am-5pm, Wed 10am-9pm, Thu-Sun 10am-5pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.