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The IKEA Museum, Småland, Älmhult
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IKEA Museum, Älmhult

Ikea was once a small mail order company in the forests of Småland, which grew to become one of the world’s largest furniture shops. Find out how it all began at the Ikea Museum in Småland.

The Ikea Billy Bookshelf has been sold in tens of millions of copies around the globe and there is no doubt that Ikea has had a great impact not only on Swedish homes. But what is the story behind this Swedish furniture wonder? 

Located in what was once the first Ikea store, the Ikea Museum features a main exhibition where you can learn more about the idea behind shop, and how it has developed over time. There is always a temporary exhibition too, which is updated twice a year. Make sure to stop by the restaurant for some Swedish meatballs, and don’t miss the museum shop selling books, smaller furniture pieces, candy and sometimes even vintage Ikea products that you will not find anywhere else.