The Museum of Ethnography

The world in one building

The Museum of Ethnography's Falu red timber façade is so typically Swedish, but behind the panelling is a concrete structure and a whole world of experiences. In addition to exciting exhibitions in the flexible museum spaces, the café serves up aromas, spices and flavours from every corner of the globe.

The building was opened in 1980 and in the following year won the prestigious Kasper Salin Prize for high architectural merit. Before then, the ethnographic collections had been on display in the former Dragoon Regiment's barracks, parts of which remain in the neighbouring gardens. The gardens are also home to a totem pole from Canada and a Japanese tea house, which was specially commissioned from Japan's foremost designer of tea houses, Professor Masao Nakamura.

The Museum of Ethnography is a place for anyone interested in the world. On display are artefacts from all around the globe, with exhibitions providing knowledge and perspective on what it means to be human in our ever-changing existence.

The building is part of our shared cultural heritage. The National Property Board looks after it, but it is the museum that keeps the building alive. Information on exhibitions and activities can be found on the museum's website.


  • WC
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Shop