Accessibility Guide

For visitors with disabilities

If you have a disability, you can use the entrance to the right of the main entrance. There is an automatic door opener at the entrance. 

All of the exhibitions are accessible via the lifts, except the ‘Småting’ exhibition on the fourth floor. The lifts measure 165x125 cm. The door width is 85 cm. The lifts have automatic door openers. There is a ramp to some of the exhibitions and the café. Ask a museum guide if you need help.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available to borrow. Contact a museum guide or the reception.

The disabled toilet is outside the downstairs cloakroom. It is accessible from both the right and left sides. The door width is 90 cm. There is also a disabled toilet at the staff entrance.

For visitors with visual impairment

The stairs are marked on the bottom and the top step. Handrails are fitted on many but not all of the staircases.

You can borrow magnifying glasses and torches at the entrance. We have raised print and Braille in the Traditions and Interiors exhibitions. The Swedish Folk Art exhibition features special objects to touch.

Tactile in Power of Fashion

The Power of Fashion – 300 years of clothing exhibition contains thirteen tactile models of people in various historical costumes. The models are sculpted and about 25 centimetres tall. If you would like to listen to an audio description of the figures produced specifically for visually-impaired visitors, you can borrow an audio guide from the museum’s reception or download an mp3 file of the tour here.

If you have difficulty seeing, we recommend that you bring a companion with you to make it easier to find the tactile models in the exhibition.

The museum also has audio guides for other exhibitions providing a wealth of information to listen to. These other audio guides are not specifically designed for visually-impaired visitors.

We organise public tours for visually-impaired visitors every year, including tours for booked groups. During tours for visually-impaired visitors, we always use tactile materials, objects and raised print. Contact the booking department for more information: +46 (0)8-519 545 50, or send an e-mail to: visningar@nordiskamuseet.se

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome at the museum.

Admission to the museum is always free for companions and assistants.

The museum cannot provide companions.

For visitors with allergies

The museum’s restaurant contains living plants. On special occasions, there may be plants elsewhere in the museum. The production of new exhibitions may generate dust and strong odours. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome at the museum, but not other animals.

On request, the Nordic Museums restaurant serves lactose and gluten-free meals. Some pastries are also lactose and gluten free, and free from traces of nuts.

Always ask the restaurant staff. They are happy to help.

For children with disabilities

The Playhouse, with its tactile and user-friendly environment, is suitable for children with special needs.It is open on weekends and some weekday afternoons. For more information on opening hours, see the Calendar. It is possible to move around the Playhouse in a wheelchair, but not on your own. There may be dust, straw and hay on the premises.

Accessibility for families

If you do not want to use the ramps at the main entrance, it is best to enter through the entrance to the right of the main entrance. Inside the museum, the lifts go to all exhibition floors, except for the reception area, which is located on a mezzanine. A ramp will take you there from floor 2. Prams are welcome everywhere in the museum, except in the Playhouse to allow for emergency evacuation.

Baby changing facilities are located in the cloakroom on the ground floor.

The restaurant serves pancakes every day. It is also possible to order a children’s portion of the daily special.

Picnic tables are available on the ground floor. There is also a small reading area with picture books.