The Collections

The task of National Historical Museums is to preserve and promote Sweden’s cultural heritage and provide a perspective on social development and the present. The collections are among the greatest historical treasures in northern Europe, comprising more than 10 million individual objects catalogued under around 34,000 inventory numbers.

The collections are constantly expanding through acquisition of objects primarily from archaeological digs, but also through purchases and donations.

Large parts of our collections are digitally accessible. Consulting the catalogues and databases allows people to gain a more detailed idea of what types of objects and materials we have collected from various parts of the country.