Some practical tips and details that may be helpful when you plan to visit the museum.
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.
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.
Eat and drink
The restaurant and café are situated on the ground floor. Lunch dishes are available during lunch hours 11:00 to 15.00.
Orders are easily made at the bar counter in the café and the food is served at the table you have selected.
The picnic room on the lower ground floor is open. Please note that booked school group are prioritized.
Noise and vibrations due to the construction of new metro line
Region Stockholm is currently drilling and blasting tunnels for the extension of the metro’s Blue Line. Since the work is carried out close to the museum, you may occasionally experience vibrations and noise when visiting us.
The blastings are carried out under ground, from Kungsträdgården via Blasieholmen and Skeppsholmen and then further east and south. According to Region Stockholm the work will last until 2024. Nationalmuseum has taken measures to ensure that the objects in the museum are not damaged by the vibrations caused by the blastings.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
There are changing tables in the handicap toilets on each floor.