The Maritime Museum was opened on May 28, 1938. The curved form of the building is meant to be reminiscent of a ship whose round shapes ride a stormy sea better than the straight and flat. Photo: Anneli Karlsson, National Maritime Museums
The Maritime Museum’s imposing entrance hall features a museum shop to the right and a stately memorial hall straight ahead. Photo: Anneli Karlsson, National Maritime Museums
Highlights of the Maritime Museum are the preserved stern and cabin from King Gustav III’s personal command vessel, Amphion. We show a detail from the majestic stern.
Past meets present in exhibitions that focus on e.g. merchant shipping, marine archaeology and the Baltic Sea.
The museum’s archives, photo archives, library and artefact stores, contain rich collections that reflect Sweden’s maritime history.
The museum is also responsible for cultural care of the maritime area by listing culturally important vessels and granting subsidies towards the maintenance of those that are historically valuable.
The Maritime Museum is housed in architect Ragnar Östberg’s elegant building in the royal parkland, Djurgården, in Stockholm.