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Muser i Stockholm. Museumbutiken på Stadsmuseet. Böcker och diverse souvenierer står på butikens gröna hyllor. Några museibesökare syns på bilden, i rörelseoskärpa.
Photo: Mattias Ek
Categories: Shopping

The best museum shops in Stockholm

Publish date: 16 November 2020

Can't find the perfect souvenir or gift to bring home? Well, maybe you should try any of the great museum shops in Stockholm.

Due to the current situation with the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, many museums have limited opening hours and some are temporarily closed. We reserve ourselves for any errors in this guide and refer directly to the museums for further questions.

I usually buy seasonal tickets to all of Stockholm’s museums, although I sometimes wait to renew them until there is something in the program I really want to see. One great thing about the museums, besides all the exciting exhibitions, is the museum shops. Overall, they have an assortment of really fun and interesting souvenirs and books. They’re not just some tacky knick-knacks and make great presents.

Normally I stop-by the shops and just buy something as a gift, not for myself. But recently I visited Sven Harry’s Art Museum and their wonderful exhibition on Sami art. There was a beautiful barrette on display and I reached out to the artist, to ask if there were more (and if so, for sale). There were, and with my 85th birthday coming up I decided to treat myself. I won’t tell you what it cost, though. Or my husband, for that matter!

About the author

Born in northern Sweden, Ingegerd Wallén has lived in Skåne, Stockholm, Bahrain, and Vienna, before moving back to Stockholm in 1993. She has 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson. She lives on the Stockholm-island of Lidingö, together with her husband of 60 years (and counting). Forever the student (she recently took a course in opera science), she has worked as a lawyer and been the chairman of the United Nations Women’s Guild. Always hungry for new knowledge, Ingegerd loves reading and visiting Stockholm’s many museums. Her favorite spot in Stockholm is Waldemarsudde; with the surrounding oak forest and the 200-year-old linseed grinder. And although not being very fond of boats, she loves sitting outside of Fotografiska during the blue hour, watching the boats and ferries return from the archipelago.