We have responsibility for the museums in Swedish state care that have a maritime profile. These are the Maritime Museum, the Vasa Museum and the Naval Museum.

The agency's mission is to preserve and develop the maritime cultural heritage and to increase people's knowledge about it.

The government decides which direction our work should take, and we receive our instructions and directives from the Ministry of Culture. These instructions are included in the collection of Swedish statutes (SFS) which contain current laws and regulations. The directives determine our work from year to year.