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For families

Welcome alll families! The museum has temporary exhibitions and activities for visitors of all ages. And free admission.

Let us show you around on a guided tour, attend an inspiring lecture or take part in exciting activities on a themed weekend. You can also borrow an audioguide and join us on a voyage of discovery through the exhibitions. Some weekends and during school holidays we arrange workshops for children with accompanying adults. Please check with the information desk for current offerings.

The Lonely Lion audio guide for children

Self-led activities at the museum

  • In English: Listen to the audio guide The Lonely Lion in the exhibition The History of Sweden. The audio guide has elements of AR (Augmented Reality) – you gather clues by scanning objects that tell a story. Recommended from 5 years of age.
  • In Swedish: Become a history detective with the Adventure Backpack! Solve mysteries in the exhibitions The Gold Room and Prehistories. Recommended from 7 years of age, in the company of an adult. The activity takes approximately 40–50 minutes.
  • In Swedish: Travel through time and space with the Time Traveller, based on the Swedish TV-show Arkeologens dotter. Medium difficulty level, takes approximately 40 minutes.
  • In Swedish: Explore treasures in gold and silver in our underground vault The Gold Room. In the activity book The History Detectives you can solve the Mystery of the Dragon. Advanced difficulty level, takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • Explore the new exhibition The Viking World together!

There is always free admission to the museum. All materials can be borrowed or hired at the information desk.

For English audio guide offerings for adults, please see here.

Adult and children walking up the steps of the Swedish History Museum.

Practical information for your visit

The Swedish History Museum is a child-friendly museum. Adults in the company of children of all ages are welcome!

Strollers and prams

During weekends, school breaks and the summer season when we tend to have more visitors, we kindly ask you to park prams and strollers outside the museum entrance. There is a wire to which you can lock the stroller on the plaza.

There is an elevator adjacent to the stairs at the main entrance to the museum. It is easy to get around with a pram in most of the exhibitions. For fire safety reasons, no prams are allowed in the exhibition The Gold Room. If you do not want to use the pram in the museum, there is a pram parking in the entrance hall which is overseen by the museum staff. However, please note that the museum is not responsible for parked prams. A limited number of prams are available for loan at the museum, please ask the staff at the information desk.

Changing tables

A changing table can be found in the handicap restroom just by the entrance hall.

Food and drink

The museum’s restaurant Rosengården has a children’s menu, offering pancakes and meatballs. The staff with gladly help you warm baby food jars.

Lunch room for packed meal (closed summer 2022)

The museum’s lunch room for packed meal is closed during summer 2022. You are welcome to have a picnic in our large courtyard.

The museum has a room on the basement level where you can eat and drink food you’ve brought with you. Please note that on weekdays the room may be occupied by school groups.