Visitors Center

Bild inne i Visitors center där det står en kvinne med en bricka. I bakgrunden är det ett cafe och en bokhylla med broschyrer.
Visitors center. Photo: Susanne Hallmann.

The beautiful office building by Gunnar Asplund from 1923 is now home to Skogskyrkogården’s Visitors Center. It contains an exhibition on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, tourist information, a gift shop and a outdoor cafe. Free admission.

We are also selling selected titles on architecture and world heritage sites, and you are very welcome to browse our books on loan. At the Visitors Center, we will tell you more about Skogskyrkogården, guide you through the exhibition, provide help for the search and map service hittagraven.se (in English) as well as tips regarding interesting destinations in the region. 

Contact

Phone: +46 (0) 8 508 317 30
E-mail visitorscenter.skogskyrkogarden@stockholm.se

Opening hours 2021

May—September: daily at 11am—4pm (except Midsummer Eve and Day)
October: Saturdays and Sundays at 11am—4pm

All Saint’s Day

November 5, 6 & 7 at 10am—5pm

Special conditions during the corona pandemic

For everyone’s safety, we have no cash payment in the cafe and shop.

Outdoor cafe seating only. Order indoors: keep distance to other guests, see floor markings. Maximum 3 customers in the queue for ordering.

For a visit to the World Heritage Exhibition, plaease talk to the staff!

Free Wi-Fi

Open network available in and around the center, no access codes needed.

Exhibition

At the Visitors Center you can also visit our permanent exhibition, which tells the story of Skogskyrkogården’s origins and the work and ideas of the two architects Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz when designing the cemetery. The architects also invited some of Sweden's most prominent artists to contribute to the artistic decoration of Skogskyrkogården, including names such as Sven “X:et” Erixson, Carl Milles, Otte Sköld, Bror Hjorth, John Lundqvist and many more. The exhibition highlights beautiful details full of symbolism from the chapels and cemetery grounds, which are on display along with custom-made furniture and fittings made according to the architects’ blueprints.

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