Museum of Movement

Rolf de Marés Dansmuseum

Welcome to Dansmuseet

Dansmuseet – Museum of Movement is dedicated to world dance, theatre, art and photography from across the globe. The unique collection is based on the life of Rolf de Maré (1888-1964) and his extensive travels. Temporary exhibitions are put on every year. The museum also has a French bistro and a shop with a large selection of dance DVD’s, books and gifts.

The Museum is located on Drottninggatan 17 in Stockholm, near Sergels Torg. Find us



Books & dance


The world’s longest book stall & poetic dance

Sunday August 16th 11:00 ‒ 18:00

On the last day of Stockholm Culture Festival, the world’s longest book stall will be set up for the 25th time at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm. You find our table just outside the museum at Drottninggatan 17 where you can bargain cheap old books and browsing brand new books related to dance and theatre from across the globe. Free admission to the museum.

Poetic dance performance outside the museum at 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00, choreography by Christina Tingskog.

Temporary exhibition


Sleeping Beauties – dreams and costumes

The Russian ballet in Paris 1909-1929 is being shown in the hall for temporary exhibitions. Dansmuseet has the world’s second largest collection of costumes from the legendary Russian ballet in Paris that, during twenty years (1909-1929), made ballet fashionable and influenced an entire world, not just in the theatre, but also in home decor, fashion – and exceeded gender boundaries. The exhibition runs until August 16th 2015. 

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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

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.   


opening hours

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

Free admission to our exhibitions during June, July and August.


Open the same hours as the Museum

Rolf de Maré Study Center

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Bistro Rolf de Maré

Monday 11.00 – 14.30
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 22:00 (Lunch 11.00–14.30)

Saturday 12.00–22.00
Sunday Closed

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!