Norrköping City Museum

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Norrköping City Museum on the banks of the Motala River.

The Norrköping City Museum is located in the heart of Norrköping´s industrial landscape. Our visitors can discover all about Norrköping, from prehistoric times to the present day. In the weaving mill you can experience the old looms in action and get a feeling of what it was like to work in one of the big textile mills on the banks of the Motala River.

From the middle of the 1800s until the 1960s Norrköping was the centre of the textile industry in Sweden. Wool and cotton textiles were made here, and the town was known as Sweden's Manchester. In the museum exhibition you can see how the poor textile workers lived and there is also a display about the famous Lenning Textile Institute.

The City Museum also houses Sweden's largest exhibition of arts and crafts, with thousands of exhibits on display. More than fifty different trades are illustrated in highly imaginative tableaux. Many of them are almost obsolete, such as the cooper and the cartwright, while others are better known, such as the blacksmith, cobbler and tailor.

The museum shop offers a selection of cloth woven on the museum's looms.

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 am - 5 pm
Monday closed
Free admission

We are looking forward to your visit and promise you a great experience!


Norrköpings stadsmuseum
Västgötegatan 21
602 21 Norrköping

Tfn 011-15 26 20


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