Practical tips in preparation for your visit

Some practical tips and details that may be helpful when you plan to visit the museum.

Nationalmuseum is open to visitors again, under controlled conditions. In order so that this will be possible, we have reviewed the premises and taken measures to comply with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s recommendations for social distancing and for minimizing the risk of spreading the infection.

Find out more about the measures taken.

The Nationalmuseum App

Nationalmuseum Visitor Guide App contains audio guides, facts and inspiration. The best companion during your visit to the museum and a real gold mine for anyone eager to learn more about art and design.

Click here to read more about, and download, the app.

Bags, storage facilities, wardrobe

  • There are lockers where you can put your jacket, bag, backpackand umbrella on the lower ground floor.
  • The lockers measure 40x38x36,65 cm. A small number of lockers measure 40x38x47 cm.
  • You are allowed to bring smaller bags or backpacks (max. 42x30x10 cm) into the exhibitions. Please note that backpacks must be held in your hand.
  • You may not bring larger bags and backpacks, umbrellas, walking poles or ice grips; these must be placed in a locker.
  • Any problems opening your locker after your visit? Please speak to a member of staff.
  • Please note that, for security reasons, lockers may be opened by Museum staff.
  • Please note that the Museum accepts no responsibility for items placed in lockers.
  • Unattended bags or other items may be taken care of by the staff.

Take care!

By being careful, we help to ensure that future generations will also be able to experience the museum’s treasures.

You can easily bump into the artworks on display, especially when the exhibition is crowded. For this reason, you are not allowed to bring backpacks, large bags or umbrellas, etc. into the exhibitions. In order to avoid spilling, you are not allowed to bring food or drink either.

Why are you not allowed to touch the art?

Even if we can’t see or feel it, our fingers are always a little bit sticky. The salt and grease that form naturally on our hands leave marks on the artwork if we touch them, and this causes serious damage. For this reason, you are not allowed to touch the art in the museum, not even gently. The same rule applies to design pieces and applied arts.

Easily damaged floors

Unfortunately, our parquet floors can’t cope with walking poles and ice grips. Please take them of before entering the museum.

Slow down

Space in our galleries is limited, so visitors wanting to run off steam will need to slow down, and children may need a hand to hold.

Photograpy and filming

You are welcome to take photographs during your visit, provided you do not use a selfie stick, tripod or flash. Please be careful when taking selfies, so you don’t collide with anything fragile in the galleries.

Read more about photography and filming

Map of the museum

Find your way around the museum, floor by floor, by using our maps. Click here to see them.

The same maps can also be found in the app and on large digital screens in the entrance hall. There you will also find a leaflet showing the maps of the different floors. There is a tactile map in the lobby, to the right just after the steps.


Lifts that can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters service every floor.

We will be happy to lend you a wheeled walking frame or wheelchair to make your visit easier. Please ask one of our staff on the ground floor.

Click here for more information about accessibility


No pets are allowed in the Museum. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.

Prams and pushchairs

You can walk around the museum with a pram or pushchair. If you do not want to bring it into the exhibitions, there is a space to park it outside the children’s exhibition at the entrance level. There is a museum host to give you instructions on where to park. Please note that this space is primarily intended for those visiting the children’s exhibition. If you want to visit the children’s exhibition with small children, there are pushchairs and baby carriers that you can borrow upon presentation of ID. We ask that you do not bring prams and pushchairs that have been used outdoors into the exhibitions, as they bring in dirt. Unattended prams or pushchairs may be taken care of by the staff.

Changing rooms

There are changing tables in the handicap toilets on each floor.

Public transport and parking

Click here for more information about getting to the museum.