National Museum – one year and one million visits later

By on October 10, 2019
Re-inauguration, October 13, 2018. Photo: Linn Ahlgren / Nationalmuseum.

Since the reopening last year, the National Museum has become a visitor success. In one year, the museum has received one million visits, which is about three times more than before the renovation. The anniversary of the reopening will be celebrated with an anniversary program with talks and film screenings on October 12-13.

On October 13, it has been one year since the National Museum opened again after five years of renovation and remodeling of the National Property Agency. The reopened museum has been a visitation success, in one year it has had one million visits, which is about three times more than before the renovation. Following the initial major onslaught, the business has now reached a steady level with around 15-20,000 visits per week.

– With one million visitors in a year, the National Museum has risen to the top as one of Stockholm’s most visited museums after the Vasa Museum and Skansen. We are very pleased that so many old and new visitors have come to us. It shows that culture plays a big role in today’s society, says Susanna Pettersson, superintendent of the National Museum.

According to public surveys, many people have visited the museum for the very first time, especially during the summer months. Even the faithful visitors have found their way back to the museum and many have made more than one visit since the reopening. The Stockholmers are well represented among the visitors, although most of them live outside Stockholm. During the summer, the proportion of foreign visitors was highest. The absolute majority of visitors during the year came to look at the collections primarily followed by the building in the second.

After the renovation, you can see three times as much art in the museum as before. The first permanent exhibition space for children has been created and there are now two studios instead of just one. The museum has also started with baby shows. Spaces that were not previously public have been opened to visitors such as Design magazine and the Old Library and that the restaurant is today in the space that used to be a preservation studio for the drawing collection. The sculpture yard has proven to be very popular for posting pictures from in social media.

The renovation of the National Museum has won a number of awards during the year such as the ROT Prize 2019, the Stone Prize 2018 and the Concrete Architect of the Year 2018.

The renovation of the National Museum has won a number of awards during the year such as the ROT Prize 2019, Stenpriset 2018 and Concrete Architect of the Year 2018.

It is also currently nominated for, among other things, the Facade of the Year 2019 and the Steel Building Prize 2019. The National Museum has also received the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence during the year.

The anniversary of the inauguration will be marked with an anniversary program in the museum with lectures, talks and film screenings on October 12-13.

Saturday’s theme is 100 years after Carl Larsson and Sunday focuses on the road to a success museum, with Li Pamp as moderator.

The restaurant, which will be one year old, highlights food and beverage crafts together with invited manufacturers from Western Sweden.

Check out more here » https://www.nationalmuseum.se/aktiviteter/jubileumshelg

The year in numbers

  • 1,000,000 visits
  • 311 days that the museum has been open
  • 3,200 visits per day on average
  • 4,000 completed views
  • 14,000 visits from schools
  • 109,000 served lunches in the restaurant
  • 300 works of art have been changed in the collections

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