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Kungliga Slottet

Critics' choice
Attractions, Museums

Representationsvåningarna Entrance in western courtyard. The Royal Apartments occupy two floors of the palace and are entered by a grand staircase in the...

Bordered by Slottsbacken
Free

Långholmens Fängelsemuseum

Museums

This small museum describes the history of the Swedish penal system and gives a flavour of life inside Kronohäktet prison before it was turned into a...

Långholmen Hotel, Långholmsmuren 20

Livrustkammaren

Museums

The Royal Armoury is one of the palace's best museums - don't miss it. Sweden's oldest museum, which was founded in 1633, is stuffed full with armour,...

Entrance on Slottsbacken

Medelhavsmuseet

Museums

Artefacts from Greece, Rome, Egypt and Cyprus are housed in the Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities. Displayed in the main hall are a variety of busts and...

Fredsgatan 2

Millesgården

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

Works by sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955) are displayed at his home and studio, which he donated to the state in 1936. His bronze statues stand alongside...

Heserudsvägen 32

Moderna Museet

Critics' choice
Art, Museums

When it opened in 1958, Moderna Museet soon gained a reputation as one of the world's most ground-breaking contemporary art venues. Housed originally in an...

Skeppsholmen
Major venue

Museifartygen

Attractions, Museums

The entrance fee to the Vasamuseet also lets you on to two ships docked nearby: the lightship Finngrundet (1903), which was anchored in the ice-free part of...

Musikmuseet

Museums

Home to around 6,000 musical instruments, this fun, child-friendly museum echoes with a spontaneous symphony of noise. The hands-on exhibitions allow you to...

Sibyllegatan 2
Tags: Music

National Museum

Critics' choice
Art, Museums, Restaurants & cafés

Paintings, sculptures, drawings and decorative arts, dating from the Middle Ages to the present, are displayed here, in Sweden's largest art museum. The...

Södra Blasieholmshamnen
Major venue

Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet

Cinemas, Museums

Founded in 1739, the National Museum of Natural History is the largest museum complex in Sweden. More than nine million biological and mineral samples are...

Frescativägen 40

Nobelmuseet

Critics' choice
Museums

The Nobel Museum opened in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of the Nobel Prizes. Although the museum is not that large, its two theatres showing short...

Börshuset

Nordiska Museet

Museums

The Nordiska Museet, Sweden's national museum of cultural history, was the brainchild of Artur Hazelius, who also created Skansen. Everything about the...

Djurgårdsvägen 6-16
Major venue

Observatorie Museet

Museums

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences built this hilltop observatory in the late 1740s. Now a museum dedicated to science, it's open for guided tours of the...

Drottninggatan 120

Östasiatiska Museet

Museums

The main focus of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities is a permanent exhibition on prehistoric China, presenting artefacts unearthed in the 1920s in a...

Tyghusplan

Postmuseum

Museums

Life-size scenes depicting more than 360 years of the Swedish postal service make the main exhibit of this museum unexpectedly enjoyable. A mounted postal...

Lilla Nygatan 6