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Customs museum

Welcome to the Swedish Customs Museum!

Opening and closing hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Permanent Exhibitions

In our museum we have a permanent exhibition with displays showing:

The so-called "Lilla tullen", (viz. Little Toll or Inland Toll) in Stockholm, an inland fiscal system abolished in 1810. Entry with commercial goods was by law restricted to a small number of town gates. Various sites in Stockholm still bear names alluding to this old levying procedure, e.g. Skanstull, Hornstull, Roslagstull etc. The Swedish word tull in these place names means that a Customs post was once located there.

The maritime Customs organization in Stockholm, responsible for the levying of Customs duty on foreign trade.
Exhibition stands and displays showing working conditions and settings of the Swedish Customs Service in former times.
Smuggling and Customs control.
Smuggling and anti-smuggling measures of course dominate a large section of the museum. In addition there are always various temporary exhibitions going on.


Street address: Alströmergatan 39, Stockholm
How to find us:
Take the Underground to the Fridhemsplan station, use the exit marked Fleminggatan, or take bus No 1, 3 or 4. Walk northwards on S:t Eriksgatan. On the first turn to the left you will find Alströmergatan. Pass through the archway at number 39, enter the courtyard, and you will find the entrance to the museum a few steps to the right.

Disabled persons

As the museum is located on the ground floor and all displays are on the same level, the handling of a wheel chair is easy. A lavatory is specially adapted to the needs of the disabled.

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Updated: 2015-02-27

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