Moderna Museet is the main museum of modern and contemporary art in Sweden, located on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. It was opened in 1958 and has a collection of works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Swedish and international artists, such as Picasso, Dalí, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely .
To visit Moderna Museet, you need to buy a ticket online or at the entrance. The ticket costs 150 SEK for adults, 120 SEK for seniors and students, and is free for those 18 and under and Klubb Moderna members. The ticket includes admission to all exhibitions. The museum also offers free admission on Fridays from 18:00 to 20:00.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays and Fridays when it closes at 20:00. The museum is closed on Mondays and some public holidays. You can check the opening hours on the museum’s website.
To get to Moderna Museet, you can take the underground, bus, boat, car, bicycle or walk. The main entrance is at Exercisplan 4. You can find a map and directions on the museum’s website.
Some tips for visiting Moderna Museet are:
- Listen to the audio guide to learn more about the artworks in the exhibitions. You can access the audio guide on your smartphone or borrow a device at the entrance.
- Enjoy the view of Stockholm from the restaurant, café and coffee bar on the 4th floor. You can also eat your packed lunch in the area near the entrance facing the water on the 1st floor.
- Visit the shop to buy posters, books and gifts related to art, photography and design.
- Join a guided tour to explore the museum with an expert guide. You can book a guided tour online or at the entrance.
Some prohibitions for visiting Moderna Museet are:
- Do not touch the artworks or lean on the walls or pedestals.
- Do not take photos with flash or tripod.
- Do not bring large bags or backpacks into the exhibition rooms. You can leave them in the lockers on the 4th and 1st floors.
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol inside the museum.
Some highlights of what to see at Moderna Museet are:
- The great cosmic mother by Monica Sjöö, a feminist painting that depicts a goddess figure surrounded by symbols of nature and spirituality.
- Looking into a Mirror Sideways by Laurie Anderson, a multimedia installation that explores themes of identity, memory and perception through sound, video and sculpture.
- The Paradise | Le Paradis fantastique by Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, a colorful and whimsical sculpture that combines elements of pop art and kinetic art .