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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

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.

In addition to the extensive permanent collection, Nationalmuseum features regular and temporary exhibitions with top artists from around the globe. 

The Nationalmuseum is a landmark building overlooking the water with stunning views of the Royal Palace. The museum reopened in 2018 after a five-year renovation project and enjoys the best of classic architecture combined with modern convenience.

During your visit, be sure to try the restaurant. The newly designed restaurant features décor created by some of Sweden’s most well-known interior designers. The menu is composed by one of Sweden’s top chefs and restaurateurs, Fredrik Eriksson, famous for his personal style of combining Swedish culinary traditions with French cuisine. He is also the gastronomic advisor for the annual Nobel Banquet held at Stockholm City Hall.

Inside the Nationalmuseum

Walking down the stairs inside the Nationalmuseum.

Photo: Mao YuQing