Stockholm » Observatoriemuseet

In the Observatory Museum you can learn more about the history of astronomy and the natural sciences and admire the telescopes and other scientific instruments from 1700 - 1800's.

From the Observatory hill, overlooking Stockholm, the sky has been studied since the mid-1700s. The Observatory was built by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and opened in 1753.

Today the Academy runs a museum in the old premises with exhibitions about the building and it’s history. The Observatory is also home to one of the world's longest series of temperature measurements.

The local Stockholm temperature has been observed here daily since 1756. From October to March, visitors can still observe the night sky with our telescope.

Opening hrs:  Sundays 12.00-15.00.
Tues and Thurs 18.00-21.00 (from October-March).
Guided tours can be booked on other times. 
Price:  SEK 50 adults and SEK 25 for children between 7-18 years 

        Photo: Helen Pohl
Drottninggatan 120
Tel: +46 8 545 483 90
Fax: +46 8 545 483 95