The big, majestic building on the island of Djurgården, which houses the Nordic Museum, gives the impression of a typical old, conventional museum of historical artefacts and past splendour. But the Nordic Museum is anything but a traditional museum; in fact, it was always meant to be much more than that. Founded in 1873 by Artur Huzelius, it was built on a fascination with real stories of real people from all levels of society – a focus that has been respected and celebrated ever since.“We refer to our museum as the palace of everyday life, and what we mean by that is that we’re not so much interested in kings and royalties and the extraordinary.”