Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden’s foremost museum of modern art

Moderna Museet in Stockhom

The Moderna Museet in Stockholm is Sweden’s foremost museum of modern and contemporary art. The museum was originally founded in 1958. Fourty years later, in 1998, it moved to its present location on the city island of Skeppsholmen. The building was designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo.

Unfortunately, only a few years after the museum’s opening, problems with mould and damp were discovered. Therefore, in 2002 and 2003 the museum was closed for repairs. Simultaneously, several improvements and refinements were made. The museum reopened in 2004.

The museum owns works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Henri Matisse as well as other eminent paintings and sculptures of modern and contemporary artists.

There is also a sculpture park.

The restaurant

Regardless of the time of year, not many views of Stockholm can match the one from the restaurant at Moderna Museet. The fully-licensed restaurant has self-service, offering a varied menu featuring modern versions of classic dishes.

Here you will find Nordic flavours mixed with influences from all over the world. Soups, salads and sandwiches are always available, along with desserts and fresh products from the restaurants’s own bakery.

If you prefer a quick coffee, there’s the Kaffebaren coffee bar by the main entrance.

For a more peaceful setting and a garden with evening sun in the summer, you can visit Café Blom in the ArkDes architecture museum next door.

The shop

The Moderna Museet’s shop offers a selection of products for all ages at all price levels with focus on art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Here you can find art, photography, architecture and design related products as well as postcards, posters, catalogues and over 3000 book titles.

You can also buy the Moderna Museet’s catalogues, literature and products relating to the exhibitions.

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Moderna Museet in Stockhom

The museum’s restaurant with a great view

Moderna Museet in Stockhom

The museum shop

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Source: This article is based on material provided by the museum. Featured image: Moderna Museet/Åsa Lundén. Photo of shop (2014): Moderna Museet/Albin Dahlström.