The Collections

The task of National Historical Museums is to preserve and promote Sweden’s cultural heritage and provide a perspective on social development and the present.

The collections are among the greatest historical treasures in northern Europe. The collections are constantly expanding through acquisition of objects primarily from archaeological digs, but also through purchases and donations.

Large parts of our collections are digitally accessible. Consulting the catalogues and databases allows people to gain a more detailed idea of what types of objects and materials we have collected from various parts of the country.

No loans of objects

From July 1, 2018 to September 1, 2019, we are unfortunately unable to grant loans of objects from the collections of the Royal Armory, Hallwyl House, or Skokloster Castle. During this period, the agency’s conservators and curators will be working intensively on the construction of the new permanent exhibitions of the Royal Armory and Skokloster Castle.

Questions about the collections and loans

Kent Andersson, Head of Collections and Research
+46 (0)8-519 556 60, kent.andersson@shm.se