• Welcome to Nordiska museet

    Life in Sweden – past and present

Sweden's largest museum of cultural history

Nordiska museet 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!

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Exhibitions at Nordiska museet reflect life in Sweden from the 16th century to the present day.

Summer 2015


This is an exhibition about sweet things in Sweden from the Middle Ages to today’s mass consumption.


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?

Home and interiors

This exhibition spans nearly half a millennium of Swedish furniture and interior design.

Stora huset på Julita gård. Foto: Peter Segemark, © Nordis

Julita manor

Welcome to Julita, situated in beautiful surroundings on the shores of lake Öljaren in the heart of Sörmland.


Free Audio guide

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.