Moving Stockholm Transport Museum
Stockholm Transport Museum is more than a museum about public transport: it presents Stockholm’s history through the ages. Visitors are taken on a journey that extends from the communal ferry traffic of the 17th century to today’s modern means of transportation, and given a glimpse of the future. Now it’s time for the museum to move on – and we are helping them on their journey.
Moving a museum is no small task. Stockholm Transport Museum premises at Söderhallarna house around 70 wagons and vehicles, some of them weighing nearly 35 tonnes. There are also 4,000 boxes of office materials, 10,000 other objects, and thousands of photographs. We are on site to look after the dismantling and transport of some of Sweden’s oldest vehicles.
When it came to our oldest objects, we felt that we needed help from a specialist in the transport of fragile objects. The personnel at MTAB are amazingly skilled and we know that we are in safe hands,
A journey into the past
Public transport and urban development go hand in hand, and at Stockholm Transport Museum you can enjoy stories about life and transport in past times. You can also see Sweden’s largest collection of objects from public transport, including the oldest tram and omnibus in the country.
These are unique, fragile and large objects, which always present a challenge for moving. This is why we have been on site before starting the work, to find out what is needed and to create tailored solutions for each object,
The journey will continue until 2050
The “new” Stockholm Transport Museum plans to open its doors in an area of Stockholm known as “gasverksområdet” in Hjorthagen in the autumn of 2019. The museum concept will be expanded to include temporary collaborations and a closer focus on the future. The planned exhibition “The Growth of Stockholm” will continue the journey through time into the future.’
Our vision is to tell the story of Stockholm’s development using the history of vehicles. Many of our visitors are curious about future possibilities, and in the new museum we plan to continue our journey through time until 2050. We expect this to be a very exciting journey,