At the National Museum of Science and Technology, you can explore and discover how everything fits together. An exciting journey from the infancy of industry to grand visions for the future.
Since its start in 1936, the museum has received millions of children and adults curious to see, feel, touch and understand technology in our society. The National Museum of Science and Technology has a national charter to preserve our technical and industrial history as part of our cultural heritage.
At the museum, you can experience exhibitions on inventions, energy and the environment along with other areas of topical interest in a fun and inspiring way. We maintain archives and a library, which are open to all, and our focus is as much on on preserving and conserving our collections as on building and acquiring new knowledge. Our goal is to make our collections and other materials available on the Internet.
The National Museum of Science and Technology has existed since 1923 and became a foundation in 1948. Today, this foundation includes representatives from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Swedish Inventors’ Association, and the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. The Museum has received state funding since 1965.
The National Museum of Science and Technology has a national charter to preserve our technological and industrial history as part of our cultural heritage.
The galleries cover around 10,000 m2 and the Museum attracts more than 300,000 visitors every year.
The Museum’s charter comes from two directions: the Foundation in the form of its articles of association, and the Swedish state in the form of the appropriation directions from Sweden’s Ministry of Culture. These conflate with and complement each other.
The goal is to preserve our cultural heritage. The National Museum of Science and Technology aims to develop and communicate knowledge about and experiences of our cultural heritage and thereby provide perspective on societal development.
The Foundation’s articles of association
The charter of the Museum is to shed light on development within the engineering arts and their basic sciences and within industry. Within these fields, the Museum is to both pursue and promote scientific research and documentation, and to conduct educational and information activities.
Awards and nominations
The National Museum of Science and Technology – awarded the Children in Museums Award 2017, the Ecsite Strategic Partnership Award and the Swedish Arts and Business Awards. Nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2017. Swedish Museum of the Year 2016.
Last updated 24 July 2023.