Dansmuseet – Museum of Movement



Dansmuseet is the world’s first museum of dance and movement. The founder Rolf de Maré (1888–1964), travelled all over the world collecting artefacts and documenting dance in all its various forms. Dansmuseet houses this unique collection of authentic costumes, instruments, sculpture, puppets, photographs and masks from the dance cultures of Asia, Africa and North America. Also included is a rich collection of items from the Ballets Suédois, a Swedish dance ensemble in Paris directed by de Maré in the 1920s. The Museum is located on Drottninggatan 17 in the heart of central Stockholm.

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Summer Exhibition 2016


Everything You Can Imagine is Real

Welcome to explore The Swedish costume designer Bea Szenfelds collection ”HAUTE PAPIER” in our summer exhibition Everything You Can Imagine is Real. The exhibition also shows large prints created by The Royal Swedish Opera in co-operation with Stockholm Graphics, Karolina Henke, Carl Thorborg and Stina Wirsén. The exhibition is on show between May 27 – September 25, 2016. Admission 50 SEK.

More about the exhibition


Free admission


Explore for free

Dansmuseet now has free admission to the Museum’s collections. Watch our trailer!


Book a guided tour


Discover Dansmuseet

Book a private guided tour for something fun to do with colleagues, friends or family. We offer a range of guided tours at Dansmuseet, from professional tours to more relaxed guided viewings for parents and children. We do provide exhibition tours in Swedish, English, Russian and French. Read more


opening hours

Tuesday–Friday 11.00-17.00
Saturday–Sunday 12.00-16.00
Mondays closed

50 SEK to the temporary exhibition.
Free admission to the Museum’s collections.

Free admission under age 18.

Open the same hours as the Museum

Find us

Rolf de Maré Study Center

Library, archives and video archive. Please contact us to make an appointment:

Museum shop

In the Museum Shop you will find a large selection of dance DVD’s in addition to books, souvenirs and gifts. Welcome!

Bistro Rolf de Maré

Our Bistro will open again in September.


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