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Paintings, sculptures, drawings and decorative arts, dating from the Middle Ages to the present, are displayed here, in Sweden's largest art museum. The National Museum is not as impressive as some of Europe's big art museums, but there are works by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya and Degas, and substantial collections of 17th-century Dutch, 18th-century French and 18th- and 19th-century Swedish art. The building, designed in 1866 to look like a northern Italian Renaissance palace, is grand and awe-inspiring. The central staircase is adorned with colourful frescoes by Carl Larsson, including two large and wonderful works at the top: Gustav Vasa's Entry into Stockholm 1523 and Midwinter Sacrifice. Owing to the enormous size of the collection, temporary exhibitions are arranged throughout the year based around historical and national perspectives. Guided tours are available in English in summer. The permanent exhibition on the first floor, 'Design 19002000', showcases 20th-century Scandinavian design, including porcelain, glassware and chairs made of every material known to man. The indoor, courtyard-like Atrium café/restaurant is perfect for cold winter days.

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National Museum details

Södra Blasieholmshamnen

Area Stockholm

Transport T-bana Kungsträdgården/bus 2, 55, 59, 62, 65, 76.

Telephone 51 95 43 00

National Museum website

Open June-Aug 11am-8pm Tue; 11am-5pm Wed-Sun. Sept-May 11am-8pm Tue, Thur; 11am-5pm Wed, Fri-Sun.

Admission 80kr; 60kr concessions; free under-19s. Free with SC.

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