Blast furnace in Dalarna designed by Jonas Bilow in Falun in 1769.
The Archives of the National Museum of Science and Technology are a goldmine for anyone interested in Sweden’s cultural heritage in the form of Sweden’s technical and industrial history.
The Archives contain approximately 1200 shelf metres of documents, 200,000 maps and drawings, and more than 1 million images and photographs. You’ll find letters, diaries, press clippings, brochures, records of meetings, books of account, images, films, maps and drawings from Sweden’s industrial history. How do technology and society interact? What was it like working in different industries? What lies ahead for technology in the future? It is our role to make these narratives available to the public.
Visit the archives and library
We offer pre-booked visits. Contact us in advance so we can prepare your visit and gather the material. We are closed during summer from 4th of July until 14th of August.
Tel + 46 (0)8 450 57 16
You can search for archival documents and images in DigitaltMuseum. The majority of our archival material is not digitised yet, however. But our archival inventory is searchable in the Archives database Klara (swedish).
In the free text field in Klara, you can search for a company name, the name of a person, the name of a product, etc. There is also an advanced search facility for searching at more detailed levels. The Archives are catalogued according to Sweden’s allmänna arkivschema (general archives arrangement) in different groups (series) of documents.
If you want to view some part of our archival material, contact us with your request including the name of the archive, reference number and volume number.
If you would like copies of the documents, we can supply these for a fee. See our price list. If you would like us to send the copies to you, the cost of postage will be added.
Information not yet registered in Klara can be accessed via our manual card indexes in our reading room.
Last updated 28 June 2022.