The best museums in Sweden in 2021

These are the top 50 best museums in Sweden, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2021. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Sweden:

  1. Vasa Museum1

    Vasa Museum

    The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm that is located on the island of Djurgården that houses the only fully intact seventeenth-century ship, the Vasa, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The main hall of the Vasa Museum contains the ship itself, as well as exhibits rel
  2. Skansen Open-Air Museum2

    Skansen Open-Air Museum

    Skansen is the world's first ethnographic open-air museum as well as one of the most extensive ones. It was founded in 1891 and its primary aim was to show how people in different parts of rural Sweden lived before the emergence of an industrialized society. Visitors to the Skansen Open-Air Museuma
  3. Fotografiska3


    Fotografiska is the Swedish Museum of Photography located in the district Södermalm in the Swedish capital Stockholm. This centre for contemporary photography is located directly on the water in the building of the former large customs house (Stora Tullhuset), which was built in 1906-1910 according
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  5. ABBA The Museum4

    ABBA The Museum

    ABBA The Museum is a Swedish museum dedicated to the pop group ABBA in the Djurgården district of Stockholm in Sweden. The museum displays its collection of exhibits, which includes the artists' clothing, golden records and other original memorabilia. Furthermore, ABBA The Museum, which opened in Ma
  6. The Royal Palace5

    The Royal Palace

    The Royal Palace in Stockholm, completed in 1760, is the official residence of the Swedish royal family. Built in Baroque style, this building contains more than 600 rooms. The complex holds royal apartments and several museums. With its marvellous Italian-Baroque facade, Stockholm Palace is one of
  7. The Swedish History Museum6

    The Swedish History Museum

    The Swedish History Museum (Statens historiska museum) is the State Historical Museum in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The site dates back to 1866, and the construction of the current site took place between 1934 and 1939. It is the national Swedish museum of archeology and history with more than 2
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  9. Nordic Museum7

    Nordic Museum

    The Nordic Museum in Stockholm looks like a cathedral, but is in fact a museum with a vast collection of furniture, art and other artefacts connected with the cultural history of Sweden from the early modern period (which began in 1520) to the contemporary period. The museum is located on Djurgården
  10. Moderna Museet - Stockholm8

    Moderna Museet - Stockholm

    Moderna Museet is a state museum for modern and contemporary art in Stockholm. The museum is located on the island of Skeppsholmen. The Moderna Museet exhibits art from 1900 to contemporary, including Swedish and Scandinavian art (with around 3,700 works), international art including works by Pablo
  11. Universeum9


    Universeum is a science centre and museum in Gothenburg where animals and nature mix with technology and experiments. The Universeum is divided into six sections, each containing experiment workshops and a collection of various animals. The sections include 'Kalejdo', with crime-investigation, laser
  12. Royal Armoury10

    Royal Armoury

    Livrustkammaren, the Royal Armoury, is the oldest museum in all of Sweden and is located in the center of Stockholm. The museum is located in the basement of the Stockholm Palace where all kinds of objects about the military history of Sweden and about the royal family are exhibited. The museum was
  13. Museum of Medieval Stockholm11

    Museum of Medieval Stockholm

    The Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Stockholms medeltidsmuseum) is a museum in Stockholm that is located on the Helgeandsholmen Island, north of Stockholm Castle. The Museum of Medieval Stockholm was constructed around old monuments excavated in an archaeological dig. In the museum visitors can experi
  14. Swedish Army Museum12

    Swedish Army Museum

    The Swedish Army Museum (Armémuseum) is a museum of military history in Stockholm. The museum is dedicated to Sweden's military history, Sweden's current military neutrality policy and the Swedish Army. The building where the museum is located was built in the 17th century as an arsenal for the prod
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  16. Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde13

    Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

    The Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde is a museum located on Djurgården in Stockholm. The name is derived from the historical name of the island of Djurgården. Prince Eugen of Sweden discovered the place and later bought the land and had architect Ferdinand Boberg build a new house there. The house later
  17. The Nobel Museum14

    The Nobel Museum

    Housed in an impressive 18th-century building, the Nobel Museum collects and presents the fascinating stories of Nobel Prize Laureates. Exhibitions in the Nobel Museum are highly educative and focus on both natural sciences and culture. The museum aim to spread knowledge in an interactive way and vi
  18. Slottsskogen15


  19. Volvo Museum16

    Volvo Museum

    The Volvo Museum in Gothenburg documents the history and development of the Sweden's most renowned car brand: Volvo. Visitors can explore the Volvo legacy through a wide range of exhibitions that showcase not only Volvo’s iconic cars, from the first ÖV 4 to the current cars, trucks, buses and other
  20. Hallwyl Museum17

    Hallwyl Museum

    The Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska museet) is a Swedish national museum housed in a historic building in central Stockholm. The building, Hallwyl Palace (Hallwylska palatset), was built in 1893-1898 to the design of Isak Gustaf Clason for Count Walther von Hallwyl and his wife Wilhelmina to house the co
  21. Museum of Gothenburg18

    Museum of Gothenburg

    The Museum of Gothenburg is a a cultural history museum housed in the 18th-century East India that was originally built as the Swedish East India Company offices. Museum of Gothenburg features permanent exhibitions, but also organises temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibitions include: 'Prehis
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  23. Gothenburg Museum of Art19

    Gothenburg Museum of Art

    The Gothenburg Museum of Art is a leading museum of Nordic art in Gothenburg in Sweden. The museum holds a collection that includes art from the 15th century until today,with an emphasis on Nordic art. The collection of Nordic art from around 1900 is especially important. A key part of it is the lav
  24. Skansen - Akvariet20

    Skansen - Akvariet

  25. Swedish Museum of Natural History21

    Swedish Museum of Natural History

  26. Maritiman22


    Maritiman is a floating maritime museum in Gothenburg on the Göta Älv. Visitors can learn lots about life at sea in a playful way. The museum's collection comprises 19 vessels, including Cargo ship Fryken, Destroyer Småland, ESAB IV, Flodsprutan II, Gothenburg barge, Lightship Fladen, Minelayer Kalm
  27. Royal Treasury - The Royal Palace23

    Royal Treasury - The Royal Palace

    The Royal Treasury - The Royal Palace is a museum in the cellar vaults under the Rikssalen (The Kingdom Hall) at Stockholm's castle, where Sweden's Regalia and other valuable objects are exhibited to the public. The collection includes the sword of Gustav Vasa and the crown of Eric XIV.
  28. The Royal Stables - The Royal Palace24

    The Royal Stables - The Royal Palace

    The Royal Stables - The Royal Palace (H.M. Konungens Hovstall) is a stable in Stockholm. The Royal Stables are Swedish cultural heritage with its magnificent carriages, parade uniforms and harnesses. The approximately 50 horse-drawn carriages, sleighs and coaches are kept there, together with the ca
  29. Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement25

    Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement

    Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement (The Dance Museum) is a museum in Stockholm dedicated to the performing and visual arts. The museum holds and displays a collection of materials from Western Europe which date between 1500 and 1850, a journal collection that dates from the turn of the 2
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  31. Stockholm City Museum26

    Stockholm City Museum

    The Stockholm City Museum (Stadsmuseet i Stockholm) is a museum in Stockholm in Sweden that illustrates the history of the Swedish capital from different perspectives. The museum is housed in the former Södra stadshuset on the island of Södermalm. Built between 1664 and 1680, the building has been l
  32. Aeroseum27


    Aeroseum is a museum in Gothenburg that holds collections of historic aviation machines from the Cold War, as well as modern aircraft, helicopters, and other verhicles and machines. The hangar lies 30 meters below the ground and was originally built for Göta Flygflottilj (F9 – No. 9 Wing), at the Sä
  33. The Thiel Gallery28

    The Thiel Gallery

  34. Malmö Museer - Malmö Castle29

    Malmö Museer - Malmö Castle

    The Malmö Castle is Scandinavia's oldest Renaissance castle that was alternately owned by both Danish and Swedish forces. The stately fortress now houses various collections under the name Malmö Museer (Malmö Museums). The collection include old paintings, a gallery dedicated to Nordic art, stuffed
  35. Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology30

    Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology

    The Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska museet) is a museum in Stockholm with Sweden's largest collection of science and technology exhibits. The current building in the Östermalm district of Stockholm was opened in 1936 and was built according to the plans of the architect R
  36. Göteborg Natural History Museum31

    Göteborg Natural History Museum

    The Göteborg Natural History Museum is Gothenburg's oldest museum with almost 200 years of history that holds collections of animals from all over the world. The museum includes the world’s only mounted blue whale and an African elephant, birds and fish from. Furthermore there are exhibitions on Ear
  37. Nationalmuseum32


    The Nationalmuseum is located in Stockholm and is the largest art museum in Sweden. The collection of the Nationalmuseum includes old paintings and sculptures, handicrafts and drawings from the 16th century to the 20th century. The collection contains work by great artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens,
  38. Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities33

    Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities

    The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquitie (Medelhavsmuseet) is a museum in Stockholm that holds and displays an archaeological and cultural-historical collection that consists of finds from the countries of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The collection of the Museum of Mediterr
  39. Malmö Konsthall34

    Malmö Konsthall

  40. Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus35

    Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus

  41. Maritime Museum36

    Maritime Museum

    The Sjöhistoriska Museet is the Maritime Museum of Stockholm in Sweden that is located on the northern shore of Djurgårdsbrunnsviken. The permanent exhibition features a large collection of paintings and ship models that illustrate the history of the Swedish Navy. A highlight is a replica of a cabin
  42. Spiritmuseum37


  43. Aquaria Water Museum38

    Aquaria Water Museum

    The Aquaria Vattenmuseum (the Aquaria Water Museum) is a show aquarium and natural history museum in Stockholm, located on the west side of the island of Djurgården. In the various aquariums, the aquatic life of the Baltic Sea, the tropical rainforest, the mangrove forests, the coral reef, the tropi
  44. Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities39

    Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

    The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (The Östasiatiska museet) is a museum of art and archeology from East Asia in Stockholm. It is located on the island of Skeppsholmen and contains an extensive collection of artifacts from China, Japan, India and other parts of Asia. The Museum of Far Eastern Ant
  45. Postmuseum40


    The Postmuseum (The Postal Museum) is a museum in Stockholm that is dedicated to the history of the post office in Sweden. The permanent exhibitions in the Postmuseum mainly show the postal history and the history of letters and stamps. These exhibitions are named "The letter - a journey through cen
  46. Museum of World Culture41

    Museum of World Culture

    The Museum of World Culture is an ethnographic museum as well as a cultural center in Gothenburg. The museum holds a permanent collection of around 100,000 objects coming from all over the world including China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia in Archaeological, Ethnographical and Art Historical col
  47. Sven-Harry's Art Museum42

    Sven-Harry's Art Museum

    Sven-Harry's Art Museum (Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum) is an art museum and art hall in Stockholm that was founded by Sven-Harry Karlsson. The building houses the museum, the art hall, a roof garden, a restaurant, apartments and commercial spaces. The art hall is divided into three large halls, two on th
  48. Röda Sten Konsthall43

    Röda Sten Konsthall

    The Röda Sten Konsthall is a contemporary art center and museum in Gothenburg with exhibitions and performances by Swedish and international artists. The museum exhibits its pieces across four floors, including paintings, photography, performances, video and sound art.
  49. Royal Coin Cabinet44

    Royal Coin Cabinet

    The Royal Coin Cabinet (Kungliga Myntkabinettet), also The Swedish Economic Museum (Sveriges ekonomiska museum) is a museum in Stockholm that is devoted to the history of money and economic history. The Royal Coin Cabinet is one of the oldest museums in Sweden, its collections go back to the 1570s.
  50. Strindberg Museum45

    Strindberg Museum

    The Strindberg Museum (Strindbergsmuseet) is a museum in Stockholm that is dedicated to the Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter August Strindberg. The museum is located in the last dwelling of Strindberg, a house in Stockholm's Norrmalm district. Strindberg moved into the house,
  51. Moderna Museet Malmö46

    Moderna Museet Malmö

    Moderna Museet Malmö is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Malmö that is housed in a building that once held an electricity plant. The museum exhibits contemporary art from important artists in the contemporary art scene and modern classics alternated with a selection from the collection of
  52. Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design47

    Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design

    The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (Svenskt arkitektur- och designcentrum, ArkDes) is a Swedish National Museum for architecture and design in Stockholm, located on the island of Skeppsholmen in the same complex as the modern art museum. The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design exh
  53. House of Amber Stockholm48

    House of Amber Stockholm

  54. Röhsska Museum49

    Röhsska Museum

    The Röhsska Museum is an art museum in Gotherburg that is devoted to design, fashion and applied arts. The museum holds a collection of over 50,000 pieces, mostly consisting of handicraft and design products from Sweden and Europe and arts and crafts from Japan and China. Furthermore, the Röhsska Mu
  55. Polismuseet50


    The Police Museum (Polismuseet) is a policing museum in Stockholm that is dedicated to the history of the Swedish Police. The exhibitions are arranged on two floors and show objects of the life of the police through time. One exhibition includes Swedish police uniforms since 1850. Another shows life

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