Djurgården & Skeppsholmen

Adjoining Moderna Museet and housed in a converted navy drill hall, this architecture and design centre has a permanent exhibition spanning 1000 years of Swedish architecture and an archive of 2.5 million documents, photographs, plans, drawings and models. Temporary exhibitions also cover international names and work. The museum organises occasional themed architectural tours of Stockholm; check the website or ask at the information desk.

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Nearby Djurgården & Skeppsholmen attractions

1. Moderna Museet

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Moderna Museet is Stockholm’s modern-art maverick, its permanent collection ranging from paintings and sculptures to photography, video art and…

2. Östasiatiska Museet

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This long, narrow building displays Asian decorative arts, including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese stoneware and porcelain from the…

3. Nationalmuseum

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Sweden’s largest art museum is home to the nation’s collection of painting, sculpture, drawings, decorative arts and graphics from the Middle Ages to the…

4. Vasamuseet

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A good-humoured glorification of some dodgy calculations, Vasamuseet is the custom-built home of the massive warship Vasa; 69m long and 48.8m tall, it was…

5. Junibacken

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Junibacken whimsically recreates the fantasy scenes of Astrid Lindgren’s books for children. Catch the flying Story Train over Stockholm, shrink to the…

6. Spritmuseum

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The surprisingly entertaining Museum of Spirits is dedicated to Sweden's complicated relationship with alcohol, as mediated over the years by the state…

7. Kungliga Myntkabinettet

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Across the plaza from the Royal Palace, Kungliga Myntkabinettet – the National Museum of Economy – gleams with a priceless collection of currency spanning…

8. Royal Armoury

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The Royal Armoury is housed in the cellar vaults of the palace but has separate hours. It’s a family attic of sorts, crammed with engrossing memorabilia…