52 kilos of gold
People have always been fascinated by gold. It has been used to create valuable jewellery and objects. At the entrance to the Gold Room there is a rune carving dating from 1040. It shows what can happen if you are too greedy for gold.
The Gold Room contains a total of 52 kilos of gold and over 200 kilos of silver.
See gold collars from the migration period, silver pendants from the Viking period, reliquaries decorated with gemstones from the Middle Ages and other amazing objects. Still today, goldsmiths are impressed by the skills of their predecessors.
In Sweden we have had legislation to protect antiquities since the seventeenth century. It covers finds made from gold, silver or copper alloys. If they are over 100 years old they are bought by the state. This accounts for the unusually large number of gold and silver objects which have been preserved in Sweden.