Museum of Movement

Rolf de Marés Dansmuseum

Welcome to Dansmuseet

Dansmuseet in Stockholm is a unique museum dedicated to dance, theatre, art and photo. The artist Charles Koroly has created a playful, interactive treasure chest of the museum’s famous collections from around the world. Celebrating dance and movement, Dansmuseet is for everyone with an open mind and an aye for beauty. Our permanent exhibition is Sleeping Beauties – dreams and costumes dealing with the Ballets Russes in Paris 1909-1929.



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. Find out more

Elsa-Marianne von Rosen

Elsa-Marianne von Rosen_webb

Elsa-Marianne von Rosen dies at the age of 90

One of Sweden’s foremost dance artists, Elsa-Marianne von Rosen, died in her home in Copenhagen on September 7 at the age of 90. She was one of the most popular dancers at the Royal Swedish Opera in the 1950s and then became one of the world’s leading Bournonville experts.

“She was an extraordinary woman, she received nothing for free, but with her intelligence, imagination and iron will developed her artistic talent and one can perhaps say she was her own best creation” says Museum Director Erik Näslund. 

Read more about Elsa-Marianne 


Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd


A generous donation from Reuterswärd

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd is internationally one of Sweden’s most famous artists and he has made a generous donation to Dansmuseet: a number of paintings created for the opera Herr von Hancken. Six of these paintings are now exhibited in the museum´s Bistro Rolf de Maré.

This Swedish opera was created for The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm in 1965. It was set to music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl and based on a novel by Swedish author Hjalmar Bergman. Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd,  who had studied with Fernand Léger in Paris in the early fifties, was already a famous name as a painter and was commissioned to create the set and costumes for the new opera. He also created a number of paintings related to this work and some of these are now donated to the museum and on display in our Bistro. Reuterswärd´s most famous work is perhaps the sculpture called Non Violence, a revolver with a knot, which can be seen all over the world as a symbol for piece.   

    Gilla oss på facebook  Instagram_Icon_Large copy_small

opening hours

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

Closed days and holidays
Midsummer (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Boxing Day
December 30th
December 31 New Year’s Eve
January 1 New Year’s Day

Entrance fee
80 SEK Adult
60 SEK Children & Seniors
Up to 18 year free admission


Open the same hours as the Museum

Rolf de Maré Study Center

08-441 76 52 or
Study Center is closed Dec 22 – Jan 12

Find us

Bistro Rolf de Maré

Monday Closed
Tuesday–Saturday 11.00-23.00
Sunday 14.00–21.00
Reservations 08-411 35 00

Museum shop


In the Museum Shop you will find a large selection of dance DVD’s in addition to books and other gifts – many have found that very special gift in our shop. Welcome!