Famous Museums in Stockholm

The museums in Stockholm give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Stockholm with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Stockholm. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Stockholm.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Stockholm.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Stockholm:

  1. Vasa Museum

    4.7 (7689 Votes)
    Vasa Museum

    Museum, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    Unusual to look at, yet utterly enchanting on the inside, this museum is one of Stockholm’s unmissable gems. Opened recently in 1990, the prime exhibit here is the Vasa, a ship doomed by it’s own weight and height during it’s maiden voyage, that sank less than 1300 metre out into the water. Salvaged in 1961 and put through intensive reconstruction, the Vasa looks as good as n...Read more
  2. Skansen

    4.4 (2522 Votes)

    Museum, Zoo, Entertainment, Concert

    The world’s oldest open air museum may also be its greatest. The 75 acre replica of a 19th century Swedish town, complete with its own zoo, draws over a million visitors every year! The 150 buildings on the site are actual historical buildings - farmsteads, a manor house, an open air concert hall, a windmill, a school, a pharmacy, the Seglora Church - relocated here from their original p...Read more
  3. Abba The Museum

    4.4 (3605 Votes)
    Abba The Museum


    The ABBA were THE pop phenomenon of the 70s and 80s and this museum celebrates them and their music in the best way. But it is more than a museum of simple nostalgia and memorabilia. You’re made to feel like the 5th member of the ABBA team and get to dress up in their legendary costumes while their story is told to you in an interactive experience. Check out their recording studio, Benny...Read more
  4. Fotografiska

    4.4 (3191 Votes)

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Housed inside a beautiful Art Nouveau building that used to be a customs house, this is a museum of contemporary photography, one of the best in the world. There are no permanent exhibitions. Instead, four major exhibitions are presented throughout the year, as are 20 smaller exhibitions. Almost nothing presented here fails to boggle the eye. Keep a close eye on the museum’s calendar of ...Read more
  5. Nobel Museum

    4.2 (2554 Votes)
    Nobel Museum


    It’s hard to imagine that someone may not know what the Nobel Prize is. But there is a lot more to find out - the founder’s life story, achievements of the Laureates, and films exploring the journey of the achievements. It’s an interesting enough museum, perhaps a bit overrated, but worth a quick look. The displays are interactive and colorful and very pretty to look at. Turn...Read more
  6. Junibacken

    4.4 (2574 Votes)

    Children Museum

    The statue of Astrid Lindgren welcomes you into what is one of Stockholm’s most visited attractions. It is a museum and cultural center dedicated to children, children’s literature, and the Swedish authors who contributed to this rich heritage. And is is incredible. Colorfully decorated, magically illuminated, lovingly detailed, and entirely interactive, the museum brings to life s...Read more
  7. Moderna Museet

    4.3 (1949 Votes)
    Moderna Museet

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Library, Exhibition

    Featuring Swedish and international modern and contemporary art, including works by masters such as Picasso and Dali and Matisse, this is quite an edgy museum. The sculpture park outside is very cool. Make sure to visit the Art Library, one of the largest of its kind in the Scandinavian region. In a small viewing room you can even see some experimental filmwork by Bunuel or Chaplin. The 4th fl...Read more
  8. Nordic Museum

    4.3 (5204 Votes)
    Nordic Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    On Djurgargen Island, this museum was brought to existence thanks to private donations. It’s style is Danish Renaissance, and it’s exhibits include a vast number of objects on display, perhaps a million and a half in all, and all of them relate to Nordic history, taking this museum’s prominence and importance much beyond Sweden alone. Displays on the natives, the housing, the...Read more
  9. Historiska Museet

    4.4 (4096 Votes)
    Historiska Museet

    History Museum

    Laid out cleverly over three floors, the Swedish Historical museum will take you through the various periods of Swedish history in sequence: Pre-history, Viking, Medival and Baroque. Do not make the mistake of judging this book by it’s cover. The museum might be plain to look at from the outside, but it’s gloriously detailed on the indside. Over 4000 Viking artefacts are displayed ...Read more
  10. Waldemarsudde

    4.4 (458 Votes)

    Art Museum, Garden, Historical Site, Sculpture

    Swedish Prince Eugen fell in love with this particular bit of land full of centuries-old oak trees and had architect Ferdinand Boberg build him a house here. He was a painter and after his death the house was converted into an art museum for his works as well as some other painters. The Art Nouveau interior is fetchingly and lavishly appointed, making the best use of natural light. As for the ...Read more
  11. Hallwylska Museet

    4.5 (581 Votes)
    Hallwylska Museet

    Art And Culture, Art Museum

    This late 19th century palatial home was built for Count Walther von Hallwyl and his wife, Wilhelmina. The countess was a travelbug and collected a lot of art from the places she visited around the world, all of which she ended up donating to Sweden. The house has been preserved as it was in her time. Every inch of it bursts with artworks, stylish paneling, gild work, carpets, exquisite antique...Read more
  12. Medeltidsmuseet

    4.4 (262 Votes)

    Monument, Archaeological Site , Specialty Museum

    In the nineteen-seventies, an archaeological dig uncovered some old medieval monuments of Stockholm, with structures from the 13th to the 15th centuries. These include houses, the medieval graveyard of Helgeandshuset, booths, workshops, harbour, a 16th century warship, 16 century town wall, and gallows. The Monuments were not move from their places. Instead the museum was built right around the...Read more
  13. Army Museum

    4.5 (213 Votes)
    Army Museum

    Military Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    The museum, opened in 1879, is located on the site of a former Artillerigarden, a major depot for over three centuries. The displays inside have a remarkable distinct approach to exhibiting military heritage when compared to most other similar museums. While there is quite an exhaustive exploration of the military history (antique and modern weapons, vehicles, Sweden’s current neutrality ...Read more
  14. Swedish Museum Of Natural History

    Natural History Museum

    Few museums are more fascinating to kids than museums of natural history. This one does a beautiful job of engaging children with their fantastic variety of exhibits and films in the 760 square metres Cosmonova dome theatre. The main exhibits explore biodiversity, the threat of illegal poaching and trade, fossil-based evolution exhibits, marine life, Sweden’s natural heritage, the path of...Read more
  15. Nationalmuseum

    4.5 (62 Votes)


    Founded in 1792, greatly benefited by King Gustav III and Carl Gustaf Tessin, the museum is essentially an embarrassment of riches when it comes to Nordic, Scandinavian and Swedish art. Porcelain, drawings, sculptures, textiles, glassworks, metalworks, precious metals, paintings, modern art, and a plethora of drawings make up the bulk of the permanent collection. Highlights include works by Rem...Read more