We keep track of the number of visitors attending each year. Both the ones visiting the main exhibitions and presentations of the collections in Stockholm as our collections at for instance at: Gripsholm, Läckö and Drottningholm castles and Tessininstitutet in Paris. Before closure of the museum on Blasieholmen in February 2013, due to renovation, we received around 400,000 visitors a year. The new Nationalmuseum, opening in 2017, will offer the potential to double visitor numbers.
Knowing our visitors
To get to know our audience and so enhance our offering and service, we conduct three visitor surveys annually. In the autumn, winter and spring, the majority of visitors are from Greater Stockholm and other parts of Sweden. In the summer, most visitors to Nationalmuseum are tourists, over half of them from abroad. The majority of tourists are from Europe, with Germany providing the largest contingent.
Most online visitors are checking the site for information prior to visiting the exhibitions or the collections in person. The education section of the site is popular with teachers. Teaching guides and other educational material designed to make learning fun are available to download. The website is important because not everyone has the opportunity to visit our collections in person, so it offers an experience in its own right.
The artist's sister, Carl Wilhelmson