Guided tours

We can tailor a guided tour to suit your specific requirements. There is a wide range of activities to choose from. Our permanent exhibitions feature 6,000 years of Chinese archaeology, art and cultural history while our Japanese Gallery features arts and crafts with focus on the Edo Period (1615 – 1868). In the Korean Gallery you can experience arts and crafts from the 4th century up to and including the Joseon Dynasty. And what could be a more perfect start or end to your visit than the Museum Café!

Why not combine your tour with a visit to the Dragon Family Studio (Ateljé Draken)? Here you can try your hands at writing Chinese calligraphy, making Japanese paper art and Indian textile prints among other things. See below for some of our more popular themed tours.

Book a guided tour

To make a booking, please call: 010-456 12 32 or send an e-mail to:


Guided tour of permanent exhibitions: Weekdays (in the day): SEK 2,000. Weekdays (in the evening) and at weekends: SEK 3,000. Guided tours outside of normal opening hours: SEK 4,000. The Dragon Family Studio (Ateljé Draken) in conjunction with a guided tour: SEK 1,500. All prices quoted include a guided tour and admission for up to 30 people.


Who were the Samurai and what was 'the floating world'? In this exhibition, you get to meet urban communities, primarily from the Edo Period (1615-1868), such as the Samurai, merchants and craftsmen and there are around 400 objects on display. These objects and works of art give us a glimpse of the entertainment, religious performances and tea ceremonies in Japan as well as the country's relations with the outside world.

Dreaming of China

Welcome to an exhibition about trade and cultural exchanges between the Western world and China. The objects on display tell of a busy trade route along the Silk Road and the purchasing of luxury items from China by the East India Company. The multicultural impact of the Tang Dynasty is put in contrast to the Qing Dynasty's isolation from the rest of the world. The allure of China is as strong today as 2,000 years ago.

The Kingdom of characters

Join our tour among oracle bones and Bronze Age vessels in search of China's history of books. Admire stunning calligraphies and acquaint yourself with the exciting cultural history of China. Then try your hand at drawing Chinese characters in liquid ink with a paintbrush in our art studio.