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The museum collections are a rich source of material for understanding cultural heritage and the development of technology.

Objects and artefacts

The objects collection consists of some 55,000 artefacts. The iron & steel industry, telecommunications and the electrical generating industry are particularly well represented. Some five percent of the objects in the collection are on display, the remainder are in storage.

Objects not on display may be used in future exhibitions, borrowed, or made available for research.

Read more about borrowing objects

All objects in our collections are registered in our collections data-base and the majority are availible for study on-line. At the present time this service is only sensitive to swedish object names.

Use our search tool to find objects of interest

The same data is also availible on the European cultural heritage site, Europeana.external link, opens in new window

We are happy to assist you in retrieving objects not currently on display for individual study.

For more information, please contact Kjell Karlsson.

Archival documents

A major section of our Archives are devoted to the history of technology and industry in Sweden, and are a rich source of information about industrial enterprise through the centuries. The Archives contain everything from correspondence and account books to printed catalogues and advertising posters.

The Archives also house some 200,000 maps, drawings and sketches of industrial installations, machines, tools and products.

For more information, please contact Per-Olov Bjällhag.


The Library has round 50,000 books on technology, industry and science from the 17th century to today. Our large collection of periodicals reflect the development of aviation and motoring, etc.

The Library shares a joint reading room with the Archives. Help is available by appointment to assist in locating and retrieving material for study. Computer terminals providing access to The Museum's data base for both objects and images are also available in the reading room.

Images and films

The Image Archives includes an estimated 1,000,000 photographs (positives) and negatives. These images date from the 1850s to the present day. The images depict exteriors and interiors from Swedish companies, people at work, products and portraits and provide a visual description of the development of Swedish technology.

The Film Archives contains several hundred films relating to the history of technology and industrial history in a variety of film and video formats.

For more information, please contact Eva Derlow.

Page editor: Chris Hinchcliffe

Senast uppdaterad: 2015-01-13

Opening hours

Archives and library are open weekdays by appointment only.

Telephone: 08-450 56 16

Getting here

Museivägen 7, Stockholm
Bus 69 to Museiparken

Beautiful walking and cycle paths along Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen.

Hours and admission

10 am–5 pm
Wednesdays until 8 pm

0–6 yrs: free | 7–19 yrs: SEK 100
Adults: SEK 150

Online and other discounts


Tekniska museet
Box 27842 | SE 115 93 Stockholm
+46 8 450 56 00


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