On the island of Djurgården, you cannot miss the impressive Nordic Museum –
“Nordiska Museet” in Swedish. The immense Renaissance-style building seems to have always been there, but it only dates back to 1907. Meanwhile, the collection has existed since 1873, when Artur Hazelius took the initiative to create a museum about popular culture and traditions.
The largest monument of its kind in Sweden, the Nordiska brings together over 500 years of the country's history within its walls. Among the permanent exhibitions, do not miss those on past and present homes, jewellery, design and fashion. Another, particularly interesting, is entirely devoted to the Sami, the only indigenous Swedish people still living in Lapland.
The three floors of Nordiska Museet are organised around an enormous hall in the centre of which stands a wooden statue of King Gustav I. On the ground floor, you will find a souvenir shop as well as a restaurant serving local specialities.
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