The Nordic Museum has exhibitions about life and work, trends and traditions, in Sweden from the 16th century to today. Our collections include clothes and fashion, textiles, furniture and interiors, jewellery, photography, folk art, glass and china. The Museum was founded in 1873 by Artur Hazelius. Welcome!
Why do the Swedes eat "semlor" (cream buns with marzipan)? How did people prepare for Christmas in earlier times? What are the origins of the Midsummer pole?
Homes and Interiors spans nearly half a millennium of Swedish furniture and interior design. Where did the influences come from? How have crafts developed over the years?
Interiors featuring table settings from the 16th century to circa 1950: tables for banquets, coffee and tea parties, and tables for aperitifs and aquavit – all are on display in this exhibition.
Sápmi is an exhibition about Sami life in Sweden. It’s a story of possibilities and difficulties, power and resistance, rights and unrighteousness. Sápmi also seeks to show how the Sami have influenced the Swedish and the Swedes have influenced the Sami.
The audio guide tour through the galleries takes in such things as the fully laid 17th century table, 18th century high fashion and August Strindberg’s original manuscript – as well as the exciting history and architecture of the museum building.
The audio guide is available in Swedish, Easy Swedish, Sami, English, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Finnish, Italian, Arabic and Chinese.