Find out how to make the most of your visit to the Museum.

We want to be open and accessible to all visitors to ensure that the widest number of people can enjoy the building, collection, and exhibitions. We hope the following information will help you plan your trip to the Museum. If you require any further information please contact us.

Getting to the Museum

The entrance is on the ground floor, without steps, and accessible with wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and walking aids.

Accessible parking

There are a limited number of on-site parking spaces available for visitors to the Museum who have a valid parking permit (for people with restricted mobility). If you do not have a parking permit, your driver may drop you off at the Museum entrance and park at the off-site visitor's parking area.

At the Museum

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on the ground floor, in the cloakroom next to the information desk. 

Borrow a wheelchair

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available to borrow, free of charge, for your visit. The wheelchairs handle a maximum width of 60 cm. These can be collected in the cloakroom, next to the information desk on the ground floor. Please note that the wheelchairs can not be pre-booked and are subject to availability.

Lifts and access to exhibitions, restaurant, and shop

The Naval Museum has large free areas and lifts between the two floors.

Restaurant Bistro Skeppsgossen is located on the ground floor and is fully accessible for people with restricted mobility, with large areas for maneuvering and moving, and tables that work well with wheelchairs.

The Museum Shop is also located on the ground floor.


There are some seats in selected exhibitions and public spaces. Most of our seating is benches or stools. There is some seating with backs in selected exhibitions and the Auditorium.

Sound enhancement system/Hearing loops

Hearing loops are installed in the Auditorium.  

Service and assistant dogs

Service and assistant dogs are welcome at the Museum. The dog must be kept with you at all times and be identifiable as working. This includes a harness or lead which indicates their status and a high standard of behavior in keeping with the animal's task and training.

Limited accessibility

In some areas of the Museum, there is limited accessibility:

  • In the Submarine Hall, the submarine Neptune has limited accessibility, with a maximum width of 60 cm.
  • The Museum ships Bremön, Västervik, and Jarramas also have limited accessibility. Please note that it is not possible to board the ships with a stroller, wheelchair, mobility scooter, or walking aids.
  • The Sloop and Longboat Shed has tilted floors which impede access for people using mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and walking aids.

Quieter times and sensory information

The Museum can sometimes be crowded and noisy.

  • The quietest times to visit the Museum are when the exhibitions first open and again in the afternoon before closing. 
  • The middle of the day is usually the busiest time for visiting exhibitions, restaurant, and shop.
  • Our busiest times are during the summer period, at weekends, during school holidays, and bank holidays.
  • The quietest time of the year tends to be during the low season, from 1 September to 31 May. 

Lighting and temperature

Light levels vary across the Museum. Some of the exhibitions are dimly lit to preserve the objects. Other rooms have natural or bright lights. We sometimes have moving lights as part of our exhibitions.

The temperature may vary as you move through the Museum and some exhibitions and spaces are colder. In the summer period, it can get quite hot in the Museum, depending on the weather and the number of visitors.