Since reopening last year, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has become a success with visitors. In just one year, the museum has had more than one million visits, which is around three times more than before the renovation took place. After the initial surge, the museum now sees a steady flow of around 15 – 20,000 visits per week.
“With one million visits in a single year, Nationalmuseum has become one of the most visited museums in Stockholm, behind the Vasa Museum and Skansen”, says Susanna Pettersson, Director at Nationalmuseum.
Following the renovation, the amount of art on display at the museum has tripled. Previously restricted spaces have been opened up to the public, such as the Design Depot and the Old Library, as well as the restaurant being situated in a space which was previously used as a conservation atelier for the collection of prints and drawings.
The Sculpture Courtyard has proven to be a very popular site for taking images for social media.
The year in numbers
- 1,000,000 visitors
- 311 days of the museum being open
- 3,200 visits per day on average
- 4,000 group tours
- 14,000 visits from schools
- 109,000 lunches served in the restaurant
- 300 pieces swapped in the collection presentations
Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day. The museum building reopened in autumn 2018 after five years of moving, renovations and reconstruction.
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Source: Nationalmuseum; photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum