About us

Southern City Hall, copper engraving by Willem Swidde from 1691, from Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna.

The Stockholm City Museum begins in the sixteenth century and concludes in the present. Our mission is to preserve the city’s cultural heritage, bring it to life and convey it to Stockholm residents, visitors and future generations. Through the exhibitions in the museum, we tell you how Stockholm has grown from being a small trading town to the modern, multicultural capital city we see today.

The history of the city prior to the sixteenth century is on display at our sister museum, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm. Free admission.

Museum of Medieval Stockholm website

The City Museum is housed in Södra stadshuset, the former Southern City Hall at Slussen. A place with its own interesting history. The building was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and was completed in 1680. Since then it has housed a law court, school, prison, tavern and church, among others. In the 1930s the City Museum moved in and in 1942 we opened our doors to the public.