A Sustainable Museum
Environment and sustainability is a natural part of our work and permeates our entire operation. Here you can read about how we work with these issues.
Energy and Eco-friendly Materials
– We use historically correct Viking Age garments made from natural colored yarn and natural materials, such as wool and flax. The clothes are sewn by our own employees or by local small businesses. Accessories and armors are either locally produced or made by artisanal manufacturers.
– LED lighting is standard in our exhibition and in the building in general.
– The building’s ventilation is time-controlled and automatically optimized based on the number of visitors, in order to save energy.
– Our exhibitions are usually built from recycled, natural materials and painted with eco-friendly paint. We have, among other things, used sawed-off branches and logs from the Royal Djurgården Administration in our exhibition.
– We prefer using recycled, natural materials for crafting and educational workshops.
– Every person has a right to cultural experiences and we are continuously working on improving our accessibility for different groups. The museum collaborates with organisations such as SFI (Swedish For Immigrants), Kompis Sverige and Fryshuset’s Barn till Ensamma Mammor (Children of Single Moms). Refugees also have free admission at the museum.
– We offer a free audio guide in nine different languages for those who, for different reasons, can’t take part of our written material. For the visually impaired, it is possible to feel and touch different objects in the exhibition. We also allow guide dogs in the entire building.
– We have an audio induction loop in the entrance, exhibition and shop for the hearing impaired. It is also possible to take part of a text version of the narrative in our adventure ride.
– The entire exhibition, shop and restaurant are wheelchair-friendly. We also have a wheelchair for loan if necessary. Our adventure ride has a handicap-friendly car with a fold-down side. However, the person in the wheelchair has to be able to move from the chair, by themselves or with the aid of an assistant, to the car.
– There are two disabled parking spots in front of the entrance to the museum. In the building there is also a handicap-friendly elevator and bathroom.
– Our educational program is adaptable to different kinds of disabilities.
– We encourage our employees and visitors to follow Royal Djurgården’s goal of a car-free Djurgården – to leave the car at home and get to the museum by public transportation or some other eco-friendly vehicle. Read more about how Royal Djurgården works towards sustainable goals here.
– Deliveries should, as far as possible, be eco-friendly. We for instance use the company Move By Bike for our folder deliveries.
– Employees are encouraged to have digital meetings if possible.
– We of course recycle garbage and other materials in the whole building and we do not let anything reusable go to waste.
– The museum shop is working actively on finding items from artisanal producers who focus on organic, locally produced, eco-friendly and responsibly manufactured products.
– Several of our products are carefully chosen in order to support sustainable producers, who take social responsibility by delivering items that are manufactured with the aim of counteracting poverty and exclusion in developing countries.
– Our restaurant prioritizes organic produce, preferably locally cultivated and according to season.
Our entire operation continuously works towards the environmental goals and seeks to make improvements and concrete measures in all parts of the museum.