The best museums in Sweden in December 2023

These are the top 50 best museums in Sweden, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Slottsskogen15


  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Skansen - Akvariet20

    Skansen - Akvariet

  21. Swedish Museum of Natural History21

    Swedish Museum of Natural History

  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Stockholm City Museum25

    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
  26. Aeroseum26


    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
  27. Technology & Maritime Museum27

    Technology & Maritime Museum

    The Technology & Maritime Museum is a museum that is devoted to engines, aviation and navigation. The permanent exhibition in the museum illustrates the development of Malmö from 1850 until today, showing the industrial development and the history of the big companies in Malmö, as well as their impa
  28. Stockholm Toy Museum28

    Stockholm Toy Museum

    The museum has been built by the museum director and owner David von Schinkel, the set designer Caroline Romare and the architect Louise Robinson. The collections of the Stockholm Toy Museum include some 40,000 toys from the 17th century onwards. This makes it the museum with the largest toy collect
  29. The Thiel Gallery29

    The Thiel Gallery

  30. Malmö Museer - Malmö Castle30

    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
  31. Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology31

    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
  32. Göteborg Natural History Museum32

    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
  33. Nationalmuseum33


    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,
  34. Stockholm Transport Museum34

    Stockholm Transport Museum

    The Stockholm Tram Museum (Swedish Spårvägsmuseet, also Stockholm Transport Museum) is a tram museum in Sweden. The museum owns approximately 60 trams, buses, trolleybuses, suburban rail and metro cars.
  35. Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities35

    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
  36. Malmö Konsthall36

    Malmö Konsthall

  37. Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus37

    Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus

  38. Maritime Museum38

    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
  39. Spiritmuseum39


  40. Aquaria Water Museum40

    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
  41. Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities41

    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
  42. Postmuseum42


    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
  43. Maritime Museum & Aquarium43

    Maritime Museum & Aquarium

    The Maritime Museum & Aquarium in Gothenburg is a museum about life under, above and at the water surface. Visitors to the museum can learn about Nordic and tropical waters and their fascinating sea life. The exhibition '400 years of Swedish shipping', includes objects from the Swedish American Line
  44. Museum of World Culture44

    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
  45. Sven-Harry's Art Museum45

    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
  46. Röda Sten Konsthall46

    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.
  47. Royal Coin Cabinet47

    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.
  48. Strindberg Museum48

    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,
  49. Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement49

    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
  50. Moderna Museet Malmö50

    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

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