Exterior of Nationalmuseum, StockholmPhoto: Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum
Three historical museums for lovers of classic and modern art, design and furniture
If art, design, fashion and furniture is on your list, here are three history museums in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Älmhult that are well worth a visit.
The historic building housing Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, seen from the water. 01
Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
The crown jewel of Sweden’s art museums is the iconic Nationalmuseum in the capital of Stockholm. Since its establishment in 1866, it has served as a premier setting for masterworks in painting, sculpture, art and design dating from the 1500s to the 1900s.
The entrance to and the facade of Röhsska museum in Gothenburg. The building is made of bricks and on each side of the entrance there is white stone statues with figures looking a bit like lions. 02
The Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg
Design surrounds us all and influences our daily lives. Gothenburg’s Röhsska Museum highlights people and perspectives focusing on the many varied concepts of design, craft and society in general.
A living room is hanging top down in a huge exhibition hall at the Ikea Museum. 2 visitors look up at it and take pictures. 03
IKEA Museum in Älmhult
Ingvar Kamprad’s idea of making good design affordable for many people grew from being a small mail order company in the forests of Småland to the global phenomenon that is IKEA. Few furniture companies are popular enough to have their own dedicated museum.