Skeppsholmen Caverns (Bergrummet)
In the fall of 2013, Världskulturmuseerna / Swedish National Museums of World Culture are showing some of the world's most sophisticated historical works of art in the Caverns on the island of Skeppsholmen, Stockholm. The exhibition African Masterpieces opened 7 September 2013 and is showing until 23 February 2014. Read more here.
When the China's Terracotta Army exhibition opened in August 2010, it was the first time that the Skeppsholmen Caverns were shown to the public and used for a major exhibition. The exhibition was attended by over 350,000 people and became the most visited exhibition in Sweden.
On 10 September 2011, the exhibition Inca – Gold Treasures in the Skeppsholmen Caverns opened its doors, attracting a crowd of 108,000 visitors before 12 February 2012. In addition to numerous theme evenings and lectures, around 450 guided tours took place during this period. A large proportion of the visiting crowds were children and students who came to experience the exhibition and enjoy treasure hunts and other activities in the Rock Galleries. The exhibition included a unique collection of 284 objects of gold, silver, ceramic and textiles from 15 museums across Peru.
The Skeppsholmen Caverns or 'Bergrummet' is in one of Stockholm's best locations, in the middle of Skeppsholmen Island in central Stockholm. This immense rock cavern contains an impressive system of tunnels of approx. 1,000 square metres. The tunnels were originally part of a World War II defence system from 1939-1940. Skeppsholmen Island was until the 1960's used as a major Swedish naval base.