A Budget Friendly Guide to Museums in Stockholm

Visiting museums is a great way to experience the city and learn about local culture while studying abroad. Luckily, many museums in Stockholm offer student discounts or have free admission. Whether you want to dive into Sweden’s historic and cultural gems, immerse yourself in technological advances and music, or get your art fix, there’s something for everyone.

Don’t forget to bring your DIS student ID to take advantage of ticket discounts!

Art & Design Museums

Student Ticket: 100-185 SEK (Tickets are cheaper if purchased ahead of time)
This museum is one of Sweden’s most popular museums and the largest photography museum in the world! And the space serves as more than just a museum; you can also enroll in photography courses, lectures, and workshops.

Moderna Museet (Modern Art Museum)
Student Ticket: 120 SEK
Historically, the Modern Art Museum has been comprised of three main categories: Swedish and Nordic art, French-oriented modernism, and American art from the 1950s and 60s. However, the recent addition of 20th and 21st century women artists and works from a globalized world has made the Modern Art Museum even more of a must see!

Budget Friendly Guide to Museums in Stockholm Moderna Museet

Bonniers Konsthall
Student Ticket: 90 SEK, Free entry for anyone under 26
Bonniers Konsthall features contemporary art from all over the world, and includes creations from emerging and established artists alike. The museum shows these thought provoking works to a wide public for the purpose of generating a dialogue about the state of art.

Budget Friendly Guide to Museums in Stockholm Bonniers Konsthall

Carl Eldhs Ateljémuseum (Carl Eldh’s Studio Museum)
Student Ticket: 80 SEK
The Carl Eldh Studio Museum was once the home of prominent 20th century Swedish sculptor Carl Eldh. Hundreds of his works are housed in this beautiful wooden building designed and built in 1919 by architect Ragnar Östberg. The museum offers fascinating insight into the work and daily life of this artist, and offers wonderful views of Brunnsviken and Haga Parken.

Budget Friendly Guide to the Museums of Stockholm Carl Eldhs Ateljemuseum

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
Student Ticket: 150 SEK
More than just an art museum, a visit to the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde will also allow you to see the old mansion home of Swedish Prince Eugen as well as the original manor-house building and the old linseed oil mill. The buildings (which date back to the 1780s), the art housed alongside, and the picturesque surrounding forest and harbor make the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde the perfect place to spend your day.

Thiel Gallery
Student Ticket: 120 SEK
Located in the royal park of Djurgården, the Thiel Gallery is one Sweden’s finest art museums. Walk through the museum’s garden to view their collection of sculptures, or spend time browsing the art indoors. The interior’s glass ceiling combined with Theil’s dream of having large rooms with walls covered in paintings creates a magical atmosphere!

Science and History Museums

Kungliga Slottet (The Royal Palace)
Student Ticket: 150 SEK
The Royal Palace of Stockholm serves many functions: it is the King’s official royal residence, a workplace, and a cultural monument that is open to the public year-round. In addition to 600 individual rooms and 11 floors, the Palace holds three museums showcasing the Tre Kronor Museum, which highlights the palaces medieval history, the Treasury with the regalia, and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities.

Budget Friendly Guide to the Museums of Stockholm Royal Palace

The Vasa Museum
Adult Ticket: 170 SEK October-April, 190 SEK May-September
See the world’s best preserved 17th century ship in all its glory! This is the most visited museum in Scandinavia and houses the Vasa ship, which famously sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628.

ABBA The Museum
Student Ticket: 200 SEK (Weekends, 230 SEK)
Be a part of the ABBA VR and 3D interactive experience! At this museum, you can try on ABBA’s clothes, sing, dance, become a member of ABBA on screen, and mix your own original music. Admission is on the higher end, but this museum is very worth it if you want to celebrate one of Sweden’s most well-known musical legacies!

Skansen (Open-Air Museum)
Student Ticket: 165-225 SEK (varies by time of year)
Take a journey back in time at Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum! The museum is well worth the visit any time of year, as it changes to reflect the seasons. When visiting the museum, you’ll be able to see first-hand what everyday life was like for Swedes many years ago.

Armémuseum (Army Museum)
Free Admission
Discover the daily experiences of Swedes living through times of war and peace. The historical objects and realistic scenes in the museum offer visitors great insight into the living conditions for Swedish soldiers, their families, and the population in general.

Historiska (The Swedish History Museum)
Admission: 150 SEK, free on Wednesdays and anyone 19 and younger
From archaeological artifacts to medieval art treasures, the Swedish History Museum recounts some of Sweden’s most important moments ranging from oldest prehistory to the Viking and Middle Ages.

Medeltidsmuseum (Medieval Museum)
Free Admission
Stockholm’s Medieval Museum opened in 1986 at the conclusion of a significant archaeological investigation. The dig uncovered old parts of the Town Wall and the churchyard of the medieval Helgeandshuset, which the museum was later built around. You’ll definitely want to make time to visit this unique museum!

National Museum
General Admission:150 SEK, free for visitors under 20
Student Tickets for special exhibits: 100-170 SEK
With goals of preserving cultural heritage, the National Museum is a must see. View paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from the middle ages to present day!

Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet (Swedish Museum of Natural History)
Student Ticket: 100 SEK As Sweden’s largest museum, the Swedish Museum of Natural History has many interesting exhibits for visitors to explore. Browse their collection of 10 million items while learning more about the origins and development of the plant and animal worlds.

Nobel Prize Museum
Student Ticket: 100 SEK
Centrally located in the heart of Stockholm, the Nobel Prize Museum outlines the journey of the Nobel Laureates and how the prize itself has evolved throughout the 20th century.

Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum)
Student Ticket: 130 SEK
Learn about the history of Nordic lifestyle at the Nordic Museum! With exhibitions exploring fashion trends, jewelry, furniture pieces, interior styles, and glass and porcelain, there’s an exhibit everyone will find interesting.

Budget Friendly Guide to the Museums of Stockholm Nordiska Museet

Tekniska Museet (Technology Museum)
Adult Ticket: 160 SEK pre-purchased, 170 SEK at entrance
Plan a visit to the Technology Museum to learn more about Swedish inventors as well as technological innovations over time.

Further Resources:

>> ‘Skansen, Greta, and Vikings’, with Student Blogger, Lauren

>> ‘Stockholm’, with Student Blogger, Langley

>> Tips from a Local Student, Stockholm on a Budget

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