Exhibitions

The Arctic – While the Ice Is Melting

The Arctic – While the Ice Is Melting allows visitors to meet people from some of the world's coldest places, where the environment and living conditions are changing at a rapid pace.

British – Ever so Nordic

This exhibiton is about Nordic fashion and lifestyle with influences from Britain. 

Traditions

Celebrations and festivals throughout life – why, when and how we observe 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?

Sápmi

Sápmi  is an exhibition about Sami life in Sweden. It’s a story of possibilities and difficulties, power and resistance, rights and unrighteousness. 

Swedish Folk Art

Welcome to the world of folk art, as it blossomed in Sweden during the 18th and 19th centuries! The exhibition focuses on the driving forces and sources of inspiration: the proportions and shape of the human body, nature, the interior decorations of parish churches and bible stories, noble coats of arms and royal monograms.

Strindberg

August Strindberg is one of Sweden’s best-known authors, both nationally and internationally. In addition to works such as The Red Room, Natives of Hemsö, Master Olof, The Father and Miss Julie, From an Occult Diary occupies a special place in his works.

My 1950s

Nylon stockings, corsets, accentuated waists and flared skirts. But also elegant gloves, hat, large pearl earrings, jeans and checked shirt. My 1950s offers visitors a broad perspective of fifties fashions, as well as some thoughtful insight into the social ideals of the time.

Capturing the Moment

The exhibition shows both well-known and rarely seen pictures by Kerstin Bernhard. Together they afford a perspective on a photographer who went her own way and who mastered both glamorous imagery and low-key pictorial language.

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? 

Jewellery

The exhibition’s 1,000 pieces of jewellery are divided into different sections. In some cases they are on display because we know about the people who wore them, in others because they represent a period, a historical epoch, a fashion, a function or a material.

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.