Prepare your visit
Contact our booking office
To avoid double bookings for guided tours, please contact our booking office in good time and notify us of the date of your visit. E-mail: booking office
Make your visit after lunch
The best time for a visit is Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. A good time to visit on your own is after lunch, when the exhibitions are usually quiet. Tuesdays are usually heavily booked, and you may have to wait to see the exhibition you came for. Pre-booked groups have priority to the exhibitions.
Select a limited number of works
Select 4–6 works. Experience has shown that pupils usually get more out of a structured visit, where they have time to study a limited number of works (4–6) in peace, rather than trying to see everything.
Check what works are currently on display by using Search the collection.
At the museum
Inform the entrance desk
Always inform the entrance desk that you are visiting with a school class, even if you haven’t booked a guided tour. Each class visiting Moderna Museet will be welcomed by one of our hosts, who will give a short introduction to the Museum and the ongoing exhibitions.
We recommend students up to year nine to stay with their teachers.
Do not touch the art
Visitors are not allowed to touch the works of art. Even the lightest touch causes enormous damage because the salt and grease even on clean hands makes marks on all materials. The purpose of the Museum is to preserve the artworks for future generations of visitors.
Be careful in the exhibitions
To avoid knocking into the works of art, please leave backpacks, large bags, umbrellas, etc in the wardrobe or lockers. To avoid spilling on the art, food or drink is not allowed in the exhibitions or in the corridor adjoining them.
No running in the exhibitions. Show consideration for guided tours in progress. Groups led by Moderna Museet staff have precedence in the exhibition spaces. Please use the black folding-stools available in the Museum, but carry them carefully to avoid damaging the art. Remember to put the stools back in their stand.
Eat your packed lunch on floor 1
There is an eating area near the entrance facing the water on Floor 1. Please clean up after you. No food or drink allowed in the exhibitions.
Clothes and bags can be stored in the lockers in the aisle behind the Shop on floor 4 or at the entrance on floor 1.
Photographing is permitted without flash
Filming and photographing is permitted (without flash or stand) in the exhibition spaces. Repeated photo flashing is harmful to the preservation of the art and can disturb other visitors. Camera stands are considered a hazard. Selfie sticks are not allowed.
Mobile phone calls are not permitted
Mobile phone calls are not permitted in the exhibition spaces, Auditorium or Cinema.
Share your thoughts with our museum hosts
During your visit to Moderna Museet, you will meet our museum hosts at the information desk or in the exhibitions. They will be pleased to answer any questions about the art, the exhibitions or events, or to hear your ideas or comments.
Teachers are responsible for their classes
Teachers are responsible for their classes while visiting the Museum. We recommend students up to year nine to stay with their teachers.
Please use Moderna Museet’s teachers’ resources or ask the museum hosts for information. Writing boards are available on loan. Please do not use walls or plinths as backing when you write, since this can leave marks. Only pencils are allowed in the exhibition spaces, for students who want to draw or write.
Published 2 November 2015 · Updated 19 February 2020