Information in English
Welcome to Eskilstuna Museum of Art! In our halls there is room for the collections, with items from the 1600’s through today, contemporary art and artistic handicraft exhibitions, educational activities, a Swedish children’s picture library, programme activities, a giftshop and restaurant.
Enjoy our exhibitions, take our guided tours or attend one of our events – we have activities for both young and old, alike!
Admission is always free
You can find us in the part of Eskilstuna called Munktellstaden, in what was the Bolinder Munktell gear factory, within walking distance of the town centre.
Adress: Portgatan 2, 633 42 Munktellstaden, Eskilstuna
Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday noon-4 p.m.
Here at Eskilstuna Museum of Art there are three halls for temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists, the largest of which covers 400 m2, with a ceiling nearly six meters high. There’s scope here for a great diversity of artistic expression. We show contemporary art and handicrafts as well as design, illustration, and photography. Most artists who exhibit with us come from Sweden, or from other Nordic countries.
Eskilstuna Museum of Art collections contain works from the 17th century up to today – with the emphasis on 20th-century Swedish art. The collections include more than 1,000 works and some 5,000 graphic productions. Roughly 120 works from the collections are displayed at a time. The collection is rehung approximately every two years. Artists include: Astrid Sylwan, Peter Johansson, Jens Fänge, Irene Nordli, Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, Katerina Mistal, Fredrik Lindqvist, Peter Frie, David Taylor, Elisabeth Henriksson, Jakob Robertsson, Lena Cronqvist, Vera Nilsson, Otto G Carlsund, Gösta Adrian Nilsson, Sigrid Hjertén, Isaac Grünewald, Mollie Faustman, Albin Amelin, Amanda Sidvall, Marcus Larsson, Alexander Roslin, David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl, and many more.
If you’re looking to buy a gift – for yourself or someone else – you may well find it in the Museum of Art Shop. You’ll find unique art objects and handicrafts relating to our exhibits, practical design gadgets, graphics, art books, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, educational toys, postcards, and much more. Offerings and prices vary.
Come and take our lunch tours on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., when we take a closer look at the temporary exhibitions. If you’re interested in joining a guided tour through art history, you’re welcome on the third Sunday of each month at 1 p.m., when we show our collections. The tours are free, and you don’t need to sign up in advance. You can also book private tours for paying groups. Taking a guided tour is a good way to get to know a new artist or gain a deeper appreciation of the art on display.
How it all bagan
Eskilstuna Museum of Art was founded in 1937; the first Swedish museum of arts outside the bigger cities. Eskilstuna konstförening took the initiative for creating the museum.
In 1948 Eskilstuna city takes on the responsibility for the museum from Eskilstuna konstförening.
The collection (100 paintings, 17 sculptures and 340 graphic works) is presented to the city as a gift. Still today Eskilstuna konstförening are arranging exhibitions in the halls of Eskilstuna Museum of Art.
June 2nd, 2006 Eskilstuna Museum of Art opened in these halls, in the district of Eskilstuna called Munktell Town, in Bolinder Munktell’s former cogwheel factory.