Nationalmuseum
Nationalmuseum
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Nationalmuseum is Sweden's museum of art and design and was founded in 1792, which makes it one of Europe's oldest art museums. The collections include paintings, sculptures, drawings, graphics, craft and design from early Middle Ages up until present day. In the National Museum's collections you will find works by artists such as Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, Bruno Liljefors, Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin and many more world renowned artists. Pre-purchase or pre-book tickets online. It is also possible to buy a ticket at the museum. The entrance ticket is valid for the entire museum and includes all exhibitions for one day. It is free for everyone to visit the entrance floor with restaurant, shop, studio and lecture hall. Children and people under the age of 20 always have free admission to the entire museum.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.
How to get there
  • Kungsträdgården • 5 min walk
  • Östermalmstorg • 10 min walk
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  • Autolysej
    Las Vegas, Nevada39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for everyone
    A vast collection from many different periods. I especially like the contemporary design exhibits. The jewelry section was particularly breathtaking. The building itself is also a work of art. Look up to really appreciate it.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Paul H
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom1,656 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant Museum
    I spent an hour there but I easily could have extended it to 3 hours. The exhibits are arranged on mainly the second and third floors. They are not too many, so it is all manageable. There are more categories than just paintings, but this is the biggest category by far. The cafe is pretty nice too. Entrance was 150SEK per adult.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Brian B
    Barcelona, Spain29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A history of Swedish taste
    Surprisibly good collection of Euopean art from the early Renaisance to the early 20th century, with a fine showing of works from Italy, France and Germany, as well as a smattering from Flanders (even one of Renbrandt's self-portraits), the Netherlands, England and Spain, along with -of course. works from Sweden itself. One of the most pleasant surprises was the collection of objets d'art, right up the the furniture, domestic appliances and technology of the late 20th century. the layout and presentation are wonderful, as you'd expect in Sweden. Just wish we'd had more time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Traveller162014
    Leeds, United Kingdom1,530 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to get out of the cold
    I went to a few museums in Stockholm, and this wasn't the best one. I found it quite boring. It was nice strolling around the galleries looking at some art work for a while, but I would not come back here. When we arrived, it said "you must have a ticket for the exhibitions" and we honestly thought that meant the museum generally was free but that you needed to pay to get in the special temporary exhibitions. So we wandered around rather innocently, but did notice around 95% of other visitors were wearing "National Museum" stickers. Strange, we thought. But we kept on marching through the galleries. We did start to suspect we had sneaked in for free and got a little nervous, particularly when I was stopped twice by security guards. However, they just stopped me to say I needed to carry my rucksack, not have it on my back. When we returned to the entrance, it was confirmed to us that you did need to pay after all. We had obviously chosen the right moment just to walk right in. All I can say is, it was free for me, and I still felt a bit robbed. Not the best museum in the world, or even in Stockholm.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Bex_Dave
    Frome, United Kingdom94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special place. Try not to miss it. Beautiful building too.
    Well worth the visit. Start at the top and work down. Beautifully presented. Not as large as you’d think; but, like Swedish restaurant menus, it’s all about quality over quantity. Some gorgeous masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, etc. However, for Nordic art, this is the place to go. A very decent cafe too.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2024
  • Fred L
    Picton, Canada160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nationaltreasures
    One of the first places I visited on arriving in Stockholm. I had not imagined that I would learn so much about a country’s history through art. Paintings and sculptures well displayed and explained in a somewhat chronological order enabled me to appreciate the national history. Some of that story might be disappointing but the truth is told nonetheless carved in stone.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 April 2024
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Isuru C
Tampere, Finland19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We recently visited the Stockholm National Museum and had a fantastic experience. The ticket price for adults is 160 SEK, and booking in advance from the official website made it super easy to get in without waiting in line.

The museum boasts an impressive collection of sculptures, statues, paintings, and historical objects like porcelain items, vases, clothing, and various beautifully designed objects. With two floors in addition to the ground floor, there are plenty of artifacts to explore, keeping us engaged for about 2-3 hours.

Facilities at the museum are excellent, including an information desk, a shop, a restaurant, and nice clean toilets. There's also a convenient locker room for storing bags. Overall, the Stockholm National Museum offers a rich cultural experience with its extensive exhibits and well-maintained amenities.
Written 10 June 2024
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Michael Hill 87
Uckfield, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It is a great place to visit and see the culture and history of Stockholm. I would recommend setting aside a day for this place as I spent a good 4 hours here as there are so many amazing and informative displays.
Written 14 May 2024
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Fred L
Picton, Canada160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
One of the first places I visited on arriving in Stockholm. I had not imagined that I would learn so much about a country’s history through art. Paintings and sculptures well displayed and explained in a somewhat chronological order enabled me to appreciate the national history. Some of that story might be disappointing but the truth is told nonetheless carved in stone.
Written 3 April 2024
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Bex_Dave
Frome, UK94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Well worth the visit. Start at the top and work down. Beautifully presented. Not as large as you’d think; but, like Swedish restaurant menus, it’s all about quality over quantity. Some gorgeous masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, etc. However, for Nordic art, this is the place to go. A very decent cafe too.
Written 23 March 2024
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Traveller162014
Leeds, UK1,530 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I went to a few museums in Stockholm, and this wasn't the best one. I found it quite boring. It was nice strolling around the galleries looking at some art work for a while, but I would not come back here.
When we arrived, it said "you must have a ticket for the exhibitions" and we honestly thought that meant the museum generally was free but that you needed to pay to get in the special temporary exhibitions. So we wandered around rather innocently, but did notice around 95% of other visitors were wearing "National Museum" stickers. Strange, we thought. But we kept on marching through the galleries. We did start to suspect we had sneaked in for free and got a little nervous, particularly when I was stopped twice by security guards. However, they just stopped me to say I needed to carry my rucksack, not have it on my back.
When we returned to the entrance, it was confirmed to us that you did need to pay after all. We had obviously chosen the right moment just to walk right in. All I can say is, it was free for me, and I still felt a bit robbed. Not the best museum in the world, or even in Stockholm.
Written 6 January 2024
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Brian B
Barcelona, Spain29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Surprisibly good collection of Euopean art from the early Renaisance to the early 20th century, with a fine showing of works from Italy, France and Germany, as well as a smattering from Flanders (even one of Renbrandt's self-portraits), the Netherlands, England and Spain, along with -of course. works from Sweden itself. One of the most pleasant surprises was the collection of objets d'art, right up the the furniture, domestic appliances and technology of the late 20th century. the layout and presentation are wonderful, as you'd expect in Sweden. Just wish we'd had more time.
Written 8 October 2023
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Paul H
Bournemouth, UK1,656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I spent an hour there but I easily could have extended it to 3 hours. The exhibits are arranged on mainly the second and third floors. They are not too many, so it is all manageable. There are more categories than just paintings, but this is the biggest category by far. The cafe is pretty nice too. Entrance was 150SEK per adult.
Written 17 September 2023
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Lewis H
Guildford, UK141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great collection - both of design and fine art. Very much enjoyed the whole experience which featured both familiar international 'big hitters' and talented regional artists in a suitably impressive building. Some good sculpture near the cafe which served decent food and respectable wines.
Only negative was the attitude of a couple of security staff who seemed to be on some bonus scheme for the number of rebukes they could hand out for holding small items like handbags in the 'wrong' way and glaring back if any attempt at smiling was made. Ex-Cell Block H prison officers perhaps, unsuited to patrolling the corridors of life-enhancing art? Made us self-conscious and on edge whenever they came near. Museum attendants keep artworks safe, but their value is also in encouraging appreciation of the exhibits.
2/5 for those warders, but 4/5 overall for staff generally.
Well worth the visit, but not everybody will make you feel welcome.
Written 16 September 2023
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Autolysej
Las Vegas, NV39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A vast collection from many different periods. I especially like the contemporary design exhibits. The jewelry section was particularly breathtaking. The building itself is also a work of art. Look up to really appreciate it.
Written 16 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LiamBrussels_Belgium
Brussels, Belgium247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This museum has a relatively small, (compared to the world's great art galleries) but impressive collection of Old Masters and more modern paintings. I would say that it makes up in quality for what it might lack in quantity. At a rough guess, I would say that there are a good 40 masterpieces which are well worth seeing. The museum building and facilities are great. Overall, a very pleasant and interesting museum. Well worth a visit if one is in Stockholm.
Written 14 May 2023
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