A great way to understand the Swedes

The Nordic Museum is Sweden’s largest museum of cultural history. An everyday palace, and a place of stories about the life and people of the Nordic region –
yesterday, today and tomorrow. Discover clothes and fashion, textiles and jewellery, homes and furniture, photography, toys, folk art, glass and porcelain. There is also an exhibition about the only indigenous people in Sweden, the Sami.

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Plan your visit to the Nordic Museum. Opening hours, admission fees and how to get here.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions at the Nordic Museum reflect life in Sweden from the 16th century to the present day.

What's on

Traditions

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

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? 

Table settings

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

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.

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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, Finnish, Italian, Arabic and Chinese.

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