About the museum
Encounter Asia on Skeppsholmen! Located on the island of Skeppsholmen in the heart of Stockholm, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities overlooks the Stockholm harbor and the Royal Palace. With Moderna Museet and ArkDes as its closest neighbors, it is a popular destination for Stockholmers and tourists alike.
Johan Gunnar Andersson's pioneering archeological discoveries in China formed the basis of the museum's founding in 1929. Other important figures in the museum's history are art historian Osvald Sirén and sinologist Bernhard Karlgren, as well as King Gustaf VI Adolf, whose generous donation makes up a key part of the collections.
Designed by palace architect Nicodemus Tessin, the building was originally constructed in 1699–1704 as a stable for the horses of Charles XII's bodyguards. Over the years it has also served as a ropewalk and an arsenal for the Navy.
Few museums in Europe can match our collections from China, Korea, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. At the museum, visitors can discover over 5,000 years of Chinese history.
The museum - in numbers
- 810 square meters of permanent exhibitions
- 2,300 objects on permanent display
- 450 square meters of temporary exhibitions (Current exhibition: Palaces and Jungle)
- 100 seats in our auditorium, used for program activities. You can also rent the space for conferences and events.
additional visitor facilities
- Museum shop
- For kids: The Dragon Family Studio, guided tours for families, and children's tracks in the exhibitions
how to find us
- Located on the island of Skeppsholmen in the heart of Stockholm, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities overlooks the Stockholm harbor and the Royal Palace, with Moderna Museet and ArkDes as its closest neighbors
- Our visiting address: Tyghusplan, Skeppsholmen. See the map.