Meet royalty and celebrities from the 15th century to the present day. View luxury items from Sweden’s age of greatness, or savour the atmosphere of a typical upper-class environment from the mid 18th century. A visit to one of the stately homes or museums where Nationalmuseum is in charge of the art collection is always a memorable experience.
Castles, palaces and manor houses
Nationalmuseum is responsible for most of the paintings, drawings, graphic art and sculpture at the royal residences of Gripsholm, Drottningholm, Strömsholm, Rosersberg and Ulriksdal. The largest single collection is the National Portrait Collection (founded 1822) at Gripsholm Castle, which now comprises over 4,600 works. The museum is also in charge of art and exhibitions at other stately homes such as Läckö Castle and Nynäs Manor
35,000 ceramic artifacts
Since 2001, the Gustavsberg Collection of domestic and art ceramics has been part of Nationalmuseum’s collections. You can see a representative selection at the Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum in Värmdö.
Outside of Sweden, the museum is responsible for Tessininstitutet’s art collection at the Centre Culturel Suédois (CCS) in Paris.
The stately homes and museums where Nationalmuseum’s collections are on display are all open to the public. For more information, click the headings in the menu at left..