The National Museum

The National Museum

The National Museum of Fine Arts (Nationalmuseum) in Stockholm is a perfect corner for all enthusiasts of visual art and design! It is located in central Stockholm, on the peninsula Blasieholmen, across the Royal Palace. It was founded in 1792 as the Royal Museum, but in needed a new facility after a while. The present building was opened in 1866, built between 1844 and 1866 when the Riksdag financed what was then the most expensive project. When the building was completed in 1863, a total of 427 drawings were submitted to the Office of the Supervisor of Public Buildings – 270 blueprints and 157 decoration sketches. The building is inspired by renaissance architecture. It was designed by German architect Friedrich August Stüler.

Inside, the museum is divided on 3 floors, and in the middle section there is a staircase that leads to galleries. On the first floor, there are an antiques collection, the Royal Coin, a closet, and weapons. The entrance façade consists of sculptures that represent contents of each floor. Beautiful interior resembles a castle. It is one of the best preserved museum buildings in Europe from the 19th century, and by the same token is one of the most modern.
The museum collection consists of about half a million drawings from the Middle Ages to 1900, a prominent 17th-century collection of Rembrandt and other Dutch painters, as well as other modern art collections. There are a restaurant and a gift shop within the museum.

Ticket price for the National Museum
Admission to the museum is FREE.
Entrance is charged only for temporary exhibitions and the price is around 10 €

Working hours of the National Museum
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00
The museum is closed on Mondays

Author of the article

Maja Glavaš, tour guide
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