As far as museums go, this one belongs to the old sort with display cabinets and little notes. Having said that, it is certainly worth paying a visit to if you are into ships at all as the part on Sweden's naval history is very educating and the ship models are fantastic. It then goes on to show more modern models like the Swedish "stealth ship".
There is good maritime art and a section on Columbus and on the merchant marine as well as a value for money cafe with a 60 SEK lunch including coffee and a great Djurgården view. The building itself is interesting if you're into architecture as it was designed by Ragnar Östberg, a famous architect. I just love the seahorse door handles!
The national maritime museum reflects all sides of life at sea. The permanent displays cover big subjects such as merchantshipping and shipbuilding techniques. Temporary exhibitions bring out numerous different aspects via art, craftsmanship and photographs.
The Maritime Museum tells the story of merchant shipping, naval defense, and shipbuilding in Sweden. The Maritime Museum is for the whole family, with plenty to do for the young and old alike.