Fotografiska, the popular museum for photography in Stockholm opened the doors in 2010 and is located in the former toll house. The museum is located along the water, at Södermalm, near Slussen. Due to the huge construction works there it is not so easy to get to the museum as we speak but the redirects (also for pedestrians) are all very clear.
Fotografiska is one of the largest museums for modern photography in the world. Each year there are various exhibitions of both known and less famous local photographers. Every year there are more than 20 exhibitions. So you always have a good reason to go back again. They regularly organize photography workshops in the museum too.
There is a very celebrated restaurant on the roof of Fotografiska. If you want to visit the restaurant, you can only do this if you buy a ticket for the museum. The large windows offer magnificent views over the water and across the water you can see Djurgården. In 2016, the restaurant, by Paul Svensson, was voted the second best museum restaurant worldwide.
Tip: At Fjällgatan you can enjoy the same view.
Photograph lovers should reserve some time and budget to look around at the museum shop. There have countless books about photography and a lot of gadgets that many can not resist to. If you are or have an amateur photographer in your circle of friends, you will surely find an appropriate gift here.
During the summer months you can also sit outside on the terrace. The sculpture you see is ‘Torso’. This bronze image is taken by the Swedish artist Dan Wolgers and is 2.75 meters high.
Visit Fotografiska from home
At Fotografiska they offer guided tours, photography workshops,… You can also visit the museum from home (in English and Swedish) and even follow some workshops. Check the website for more info and the current offer.
A visit to the museum takes several hours. The museum is open till late at night and is a perfect activity to do at the end of the day. Fotografiska is included in the Stockholm Card. Check their website for current prices and opening times.
How do you reach Fotografiska?
Fotografiska is located on the waterfront, on Södermalm. Get to Slussen on foot or by public transport. Here, both buses and metros have stops. From Slussen it is always clearly indicated how you can reach the museum. Due to the construction/road works around Slussen, the easiest way to Fotografiska changes quite often (and the works will take a few more years).
Address: Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Södermalm – Stockholm
Fotografiska is open every day from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Check the website for any exceptions.
Buy your tickets here
Book your visit in advance so that you are sure of your spot. Children up to 12 years old can enter for free. There is a discounted rate for students and seniors. If you come to Stockholm more often, you can consider becoming a member (medlem). You support the museum and receive extra benefits (including free admission in Fotografiska New York and Tallin).
In the neighborhood
- Viking terminal