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Exterior of Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Experience the extensive design collections at Nationalmuseum - which is the national museum of art and design, located in Stockholm.
Photo credit: 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.

Nationalmuseum in Stockholm

The crown jewel of Sweden’s art museums is the iconic Nationalmuseumin 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 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.

Exhibition at Ikea Museum, Småland
At the world's only IKEA Museum in Älmhult, you can follow life at home with environments from the 1960s to 2010s.The museum is interactive and a lot fun.
Photo: Ikea Museum

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.