Moderna Museet - Stockholm
Moderna Museet - Stockholm
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Moderna Museet is the place for lovers of art and culture and one of Europe’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art. Moderna Museet collects, preserves, shares and exhibits modern and contemporary art. The Moderna Museet collection is one of Europe’s finest and includes art from the early 20th century and photography from 1840 and onwards. Visit us at Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. You will find Moderna Museet with our restaurant, shop, café and exhibitions in the middle of the green island.
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  • SammyBoyHarp
    Wallasey, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern art at its best... and lots of it!
    I'm not particularly an art lover, but when it comes to modern art, I find there is always an element of intrigue. The first time we tried to visit was on a Monday... and it was closed, so we went the following day. There was so much to see, and there is some really intriguing exhibits. I can't remember what it was called, but there was one with light shining along a strip of shredded paper - it really was mesmerising. We also came across some art (in the form of a video) that we had previously seen in Salzburg, and it was a family favourite then so it's great now to know the name of the piece - basically a bloke walking along a narrow passage wiggling his bum on each step (Bruce Nauman, Walk with Contrapposto, 1968). In addition there is also a degree of interactivity where you can choose a board of art to be lowered from a 'storage' area above. We ended up getting asked to leave at 8pm (the closing time!) and we hadn't seen anything. There is also a selection of sculptures etc. outside, so we had a quick look round those. Even if you have a passing interest in modern art, then it's well worth a visit, and it will take longer than the recommended time of 1-2 hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 25 June 2023
  • George V
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fine Modern Art Museum
    The selections from the permanent collection are interesting. I liked the juxtaposition of works by well known painters (Matisse, Picasso, Klee, et al.) with Scandinavian painters of the same eras. There are clearly very major talents in the later group. I found the special exhibits of video artists less appealing, but enjoyed the exhibition of donated works (mainly paintings) from a single collector. He had a good eye. The gallery spaces in a converted commercial building are roomy and excellent. The adjacent architecture exhibition (separate admission fee) was interesting, too, for the dozens of beautiful architectural models and play spaces for kids. The museum has an excellent cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and remarkably personable staffers. A great place for fika!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 August 2023
  • mk10573
    Atlanta, Georgia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For modern art lovers
    We really enjoyed this museum . Interesting exhibits included Monica Sjoo and Laurie Anderson . I did a virtual reality tour of the moon that was very unique . Also good exhibit of architecture where you walked on top of the glass boxes looking at the architecture. Great restaurant with beautiful views of the water. Highly recommend if you appreciate modern art .
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
  • NabilBKK
    Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France241 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum to discover Swedish Modern Art.
    I loved this small museum as it gives a great mix between famous painters and displaying local artist. Great place to know more about Swedish artists. Also i want to send a special thank you note to Mark Bengtssen who gave me the chance to visit this museum.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 September 2023
  • Kityayma
    Sydney, Australia193 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great overall experience
    We walked over to the museum from Gamla Stan on a freezing cold day and were very pleased to enter this warm, cosy and colourful museum. We began our visit at the cafe (which has great views), and enjoyed a well priced and deliciously warming lentil goulash soup with bread and salad. The staff were very friendly and there were stacks of art books available for visitors to peruse making the place feel very homey and welcoming. The Moderna Museet gives a great introduction to Swedish modern art for people like me who have not seen a lot of it. There are also many international artists and a variety of styles represented. The hands on origami table near the exit was enjoyed by children and adults alike. My favourite pieces were the vibrant and playful sculptures out front by French artists Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, who were also responsible for the Kandinsky Fountain Centre Pompidou in Paris.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Gregory W
    Mankato, Minnesota3,383 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Day at the Museum
    Moderna Museet has one of Europe's finest collections of modern and contemporary art. It includes key works by Pablo Picasso, Matisse, Niki de Sant Phalle, and Mapplethorpe along with works by contemporary practicing artists such as Marion Scemama and Sixten Sandra Osterberg. The collection comprises approximately 6,000 paintings, sculptures and installations, some 45,000 watercolors, drawings and prints, and 100,000 photographs. It opened in 1958. While there, they also have a nice gift shop, cafe, and restaurant.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Helen C
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant art gallery, and great food
    Lovely modern art gallery with great exhibitions. Really nice cafes and restaurants to choose from with great food! One of the restaurants has a stunning view of the sea and islands surrounding, and a view of the Vasa museum across the water.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 January 2024
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Helen C
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lovely modern art gallery with great exhibitions.
Really nice cafes and restaurants to choose from with great food! One of the restaurants has a stunning view of the sea and islands surrounding, and a view of the Vasa museum across the water.
Written 25 January 2024
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Gregory W
Mankato, MN3 383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Moderna Museet has one of Europe's finest collections of modern and contemporary art. It includes key works by Pablo Picasso, Matisse, Niki de Sant Phalle, and Mapplethorpe along with works by contemporary practicing artists such as Marion Scemama and Sixten Sandra Osterberg. The collection comprises approximately 6,000 paintings, sculptures and installations, some 45,000 watercolors, drawings and prints, and 100,000 photographs. It opened in 1958. While there, they also have a nice gift shop, cafe, and restaurant.
Written 21 December 2023
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richard_D07
Stockholm, Sweden565 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Sadly they have extremely poor collections, and even the temporary exhibitions are extremely uneven. Their main “arts” are pompous “modern” art that is just non sense. Like a bed sheet that hangs on the wall, or some other crappy stuff. The only interesting point is their terrassa with a beautiful view on Strandvägen
Written 13 November 2023
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Graeme1982
London, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Every time we come to Stockholm we make sure to visit Moderna Museet. It's in a stunning location - beautiful Skeppsholmen - and the building itself is fantastic. The exhibitions are always super interesting and really well curated. It's a Stockholm must-do.
Written 30 October 2023
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Kityayma
Sydney, Australia193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We walked over to the museum from Gamla Stan on a freezing cold day and were very pleased to enter this warm, cosy and colourful museum.

We began our visit at the cafe (which has great views), and enjoyed a well priced and deliciously warming lentil goulash soup with bread and salad. The staff were very friendly and there were stacks of art books available for visitors to peruse making the place feel very homey and welcoming.

The Moderna Museet gives a great introduction to Swedish modern art for people like me who have not seen a lot of it. There are also many international artists and a variety of styles represented. The hands on origami table near the exit was enjoyed by children and adults alike.

My favourite pieces were the vibrant and playful sculptures out front by French artists Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle, who were also responsible for the Kandinsky Fountain Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Written 28 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NabilBKK
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I loved this small museum as it gives a great mix between famous painters and displaying local artist. Great place to know more about Swedish artists. Also i want to send a special thank you note to Mark Bengtssen who gave me the chance to visit this museum.
Written 25 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John K
Perth, Australia329 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I'm sorry to have to say this gallery/museum did nothing to inspire me. Excellent building layout but the works on offer I found VERY indulgent and VERY boring.
Written 29 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mk10573
Atlanta, GA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed this museum . Interesting exhibits included Monica Sjoo and Laurie Anderson . I did a virtual reality tour of the moon that was very unique . Also good exhibit of architecture where you walked on top of the glass boxes looking at the architecture. Great restaurant with beautiful views of the water. Highly recommend if you appreciate modern art .
Written 27 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

George V
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The selections from the permanent collection are interesting. I liked the juxtaposition of works by well known painters (Matisse, Picasso, Klee, et al.) with Scandinavian painters of the same eras. There are clearly very major talents in the later group. I found the special exhibits of video artists less appealing, but enjoyed the exhibition of donated works (mainly paintings) from a single collector. He had a good eye.

The gallery spaces in a converted commercial building are roomy and excellent. The adjacent architecture exhibition (separate admission fee) was interesting, too, for the dozens of beautiful architectural models and play spaces for kids.

The museum has an excellent cafe with indoor and outdoor seating and remarkably personable staffers. A great place for fika!

Written 6 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SammyBoyHarp
Wallasey, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I'm not particularly an art lover, but when it comes to modern art, I find there is always an element of intrigue. The first time we tried to visit was on a Monday... and it was closed, so we went the following day. There was so much to see, and there is some really intriguing exhibits. I can't remember what it was called, but there was one with light shining along a strip of shredded paper - it really was mesmerising. We also came across some art (in the form of a video) that we had previously seen in Salzburg, and it was a family favourite then so it's great now to know the name of the piece - basically a bloke walking along a narrow passage wiggling his bum on each step (Bruce Nauman, Walk with Contrapposto, 1968). In addition there is also a degree of interactivity where you can choose a board of art to be lowered from a 'storage' area above. We ended up getting asked to leave at 8pm (the closing time!) and we hadn't seen anything. There is also a selection of sculptures etc. outside, so we had a quick look round those. Even if you have a passing interest in modern art, then it's well worth a visit, and it will take longer than the recommended time of 1-2 hours.
Written 25 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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