Large toy museum in Stockholm
The private toy museum Bergrummet is located in a tunnel system in the underground of the island Skeppsholmen in Stockholm and presents the largest toy collection in Sweden and Scandinavia.
Bergrummet - Tidö Collection of Toys & Comics, as the museum is called by its full name, used to be called Tidö leksaks- och seriemuseum an was located at Tidö castle near Västerås. In 2017, David von Schinkel, owner of the collection and lord of the castle on Tidö, moved his museum to the unusual surroundings of the empty cavern (Swedish: Bergrummet) on Skeppsholmen.
Toys from the 17th century
No matter whether dolls and dollhouses, steam engines, tin toys, shops, play kitchens, model cars, soft toys, model trains, action figures or comic books – the list could be continued almost endlessly – the exhibition contains just about every toy that made generations of children's hearts beat faster.
The toys on display not only date from the last decades, but also show the development of toys from the 17th century to the present. The museum's huge collection consists of over 40,000 different toys, making it the largest toy collection in Scandinavia.
The exhibition is sorted according to themes and the information on the individual exhibits is transported via a total of 60 screens spread across the 2,500 square metre exhibition area. In addition to Swedish, the explanations are also available in English (and in German, Finnish, Turkish, Chinese).
The museum is open all year round except on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and also has its own small café and museum shop. Each Tuesday there is a special regulation, because then groups with three persons, which consist of a grandparent, a parent and a child, do not pay entrance fees.
The special location of the museum
The entrance fee can only be paid cashless (card payment), cash payment is not possible. Dogs, with the exception of assistance dogs, are not allowed. The above-ground entrance to the mountain and the museum is located right next to the first building on the left side of the road after passing the bridge to Skeppsholmen.
Bergrummet på Skeppsholmen, the location where the museum is located, is a cavern that was blown into the rock beneath the island in the early 1940s as a bunker for the command centre of the Swedish Navy. It consists of a 4,800 square metre tunnel system with eight main tunnels connected by numerous transverse tunnels and used by the Swedish Navy until the 1980s.
Bergrummet: Opening hours & admission
Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Last update: 07/2022 | Errors and omissions excepted.