National Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
The National Museum of Science and Technology, Tekniska museet, is Sweden’s biggest museum of technology. The museum has a national charter to preserve technical and industrial history as part of the cultural heritage. The museum cooperates with museums, universities, companies and organizations and on a national and international level within its field of interest. The museum opened in 1936, and since then the museum has received millions of children and adults curious to see, feel, touch and understand technology in our society.
The mission of the museum is to “make the world more understandable through reflecting technology from a contemporary perspective, with history as the starting point and the future around the corner”.
The museum offers exhibitions, guided tours, school programs and various kinds of program activities. A new Science Center will open in 2015. The museum holds collections of artefacts, photographs and archives. The collections are available to public on the Internet. The archives are open to public. The museum attracts approx. 300,000 visitors each year.
The museum is run as a foundation with financial support from the Swedish government. Today, the foundation includes the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Swedish Inventors’ Association, the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.
See museum website