Nationalmuseum

Nationalmuseum information

Location
Stockholm , Sweden
Address
Södra Blasieholmshamnen
More information
www.nationalmuseum.se
Prices
adult/senior & student/under 19yr Skr120/100/free
Opening hours
11am-5pm Wed-Sun, to 8pm Tue Jun-Aug
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Sweden’s largest art museum, Nationalmuseum houses the nation’s collection of painting, sculpture, drawings, decorative arts and graphics, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. Some of the art became state property on the death of Gustav III in 1792, making this one of the earliest public museums in the world. Around 16,000 paintings and sculptures are on display, including magnificent works by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Cézanne, as well as masterpieces by local greats like Anders Zorn, CG Pilo and Carl Larsson. Around 30,000 items make up the decorative-arts collection, including porcelain, furniture, glassware, silverware and late-medieval tapestries. Design aficionados will drool over the Den moderna formen 1900–2000 exhibition, which follows the evolution of Scandi design and features iconic pieces like Gösta Thames’ Cobra telephone and Jonas Bohlin’s Concrete chair. There’s also an excellent museum shop and a light-filled terrace cafe.