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Book guided tours

Would you like to learn more about architecture and design with our current exhibitions? Book a guided tour with one of the teachers at ArkDes.

Public Luxury

Public Luxury explores how architecture and design can help us to reflect on our society and the public life. Examples such as life-saving design, a monument of the indie group Broder Daniel, and cobblestones that obstruct accessibility in the public realm each provoke discussions about the relationshop between public and private, accessibility and inclusivity, and the power of public opinion. From reading history through playing Battlefield I, to dancing on the Dansbana!, the show studies where we dare to move around Stockholm during the night, and why they want to move the snack bar in Oskarshamn!

Architecture in Sweden

Why do the buildings around us look like they do? Architecture is a reflection of community spirit, ideologies, power and visions of the future. The permanent exhibition entitled Architecture in Sweden provides an illustration of construction in Sweden over the past millennium. You can book a guided tour of the exhibition all year round.

Guided tours of the collections and library

It is possible to book a guided tour of ArkDes’ library and collections. Feel free to specify your interests and specific topics.

All guided tours last 60 minutes and cost SEK 2,000. A guided tour after 17.00 costs SEK 2,500.

Ralph Erskines Box on Lovön

Ralph and Ruth Erskine’s first home in Sweden is a 20-square-metre house full of ingenious designs. It is possible to book a guided tour of the house, known as Lådan (or box). A tour of Lådan cost SEK
3 500 daytime and SEK 5 000 evenings and weekend.

Lådan is now closed and will open in Spring 2019.

Special guided tours

Does the information above not answer your questions? We can offer special guided tours for groups who require a specific content. Contact us to discuss different possibilities. We can also organise catering in connection with your guided tour, and you can rent rooms for a meeting and conferences.
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Do you want to learn more about Stockholm’s modern architecture or are you primarily interested in old palaces? Join one of ArkDes’ walks.

  • Hammarby Sjöstad – modern architecture and city planning. A tour of innovative architecture and city planning ideals with views of the sea.
  • City in change. Stockholm witnessed major changes during the 1950s and 1960s. 40 years later and the city is yet again experiencing change, with the Waterfront, roofing over the railway tracks north of Central station and a new station for commuter trains.
  • From palace to the Hötorget skyscrapers. An architectural historical tour of Stockholm’s inner city. We study the city’s façades and their designs throughout the ages. The tour starts at Skeppsholmen bridge and goes through the city.

The walks cost SEK 3,500 during daytime and SEK 5,000 in the evenings and at weekends. The walks last around one and a half hours.

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Please remember to notify any changes or cancellations at the latest three days before the booked tour, or you will be charged for the full price of the tour.