Current exhibitions

The Museum of Work has something for everyone – throughout our 7 floors, there are a wide variety of exhibitions. We hope you’ll find something you’ll like. Many of our visitors like to start by taking the elevator to the top of the house – the 7th floor – and then work their way down. But you’re welcome to start anywhere that interests you, of course!

7th floor

Alva’s Story

Permanent

The exhibition depicts the story of the textile worker Alva Carlsson who spent 35 years working in this building. In the old stairwell, you can follow the story about the building and the people who used to work here. Start at the 7th floor and work your way down the stairs.

Salon of Documentary Photography 2020: Chaos (COMING SOON)

5 September 2020–10 January 2021

The Salong of Documentary Photography is the Museum of Work’s annual arena for documentary imagery and features photographers from all over Sweden. Narratives about working life and everyday life come together here in works from both professional photographers and those who are not yet established. Each year a new theme is chosen for the exhibition. This year’s theme “chaos” was chosen from among suggestions made by visitors to the Culture Night event in 2019. Then came spring 2020, and “chaos” took on a whole new meaning.

5th floor

Hello Robot!

Until further notice

Social robots are here to stay, it seems – but what role do we want social technology to play in our future society? Meet world-leading robot Furhat and see what you think.

Crisis and vision

Throughout 2020

Experience an exhibition that tells the story about how Norrköping became the city that it is today. The exhibition illustrates how the city, throughout history, has experienced both success and adversity and how it has affected the city and the people living in it. What can be learned from the crises and visions of the past and what will they look like in the future?

Land of Tomorrow

Throughout 2020

The Museum of Work’s biggest venture ever, Land of Tomorrow, aims at tomorrow’s work and everyday life. The exhibition begins in the 1980s, takes the temperature of the present and guides us in a future that takes the climate threat seriously. How should we live, eat, travel, work and educate ourselves? The exhibition is intended to work as a toolbox for a sustainable future – ecologically, economically and socially.

Capture the Energy!

Throughout 2020

How can we create a sustainable energy production and in the meantime adapt to a more responsible energy consumption? Capture the Energy! is produced by the Museum of Work in collaboration with the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. It is a part of the exhibition Land of Tomorrow.

Better Shelter

Throughout 2020

The refugee housing Better Shelter was created by Swedish designers with the purpose of creating a more sustainable accomodation for people in refugee camps. Coorganisers: Global Norrköping, a cooperation with Norrköping Municipality and the assisting authority Sida. Better Shelter is a part of the exhibition Land of Tomorrow.

3rd floor

The EWK museum – Centre for the Arts of Political Cartoon

Permanent

This part of the museum is dedicated to Ewert Karlsson, a political cartoonist more commonly known by his initials EWK. He is one of Sweden’s most famous political cartoonists and the exhibition tells the story about his life and work. In the gallery, almost 2000 of EWK’s cartoons are presented.

With the Pen Through the Glass Ceiling

16 June–15 November 2020

100 artworks from the finalists in the Women Cartoonists International Award, the world’s first international award dedicated to women and non-binary political cartoonists.

Illustration: Karin Sunvisson (Award finalist, Sweden).

A Timeless Cartoonist

16 June–11 October 2020

Political illustrator Karin Sunvisson has chosen 12 favourites from our archive of EWK drawings. Images that seem as relevant today as the day they were created.

2nd floor (entrance level)

Worklab

Permanent

Worklab is a colourful experiment lab that’s all about finding your own skills and strengths. Test yourself at the different stations, meet the Work Heroes and find out what your superpowers are!

The exhibition is reserved for school visits tuesday–thursday, open to everyone the rest of the week.

The Creative Workshop – currently closed

Permanent

Our aim is to open our brand new Creative Workshop in the autumn of 2020. In the Creative Workshop, adults and children are invited to create together. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.

1st floor (basement level)

Little Museum of Work

Permanent

Our popular exhibition Lilla Arbetets (Little Museum of Work) is now open again! To visit the exhibition, you must pick up a number tag at reception – this is to make sure the exhibition doesn’t get too crowded. Don’t forget to return the tag to reception when you leave the exhibition. On the first floor you’ll also find an eating area, storage lockers, buggy park, toilets, accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

This exhibition has differing opening hours to the museum in general: Mon 9-16.30, Tues 11-16.30, Wed 11-16.30, Thurs 9-16.30, Fri 9-16.30, Sat 11-16.30, Sun 11-16.30