With its enriching history dating back from the year 1887 when construction took off, to be put into use in 1891.
The former National Archives, which was located in Sweden, burned down in the year 1697, and this became the only National Archives in Sweden since its predecessor. With the fire in mind, the building was designed to be Sweden’s most modern and fireproof building.
One thing that can’t be missed at the Old National Archives are the incredible windows facing Gamla Stan (the Old Town). They are not only beautiful but also served an important function in the 1800s. To minimize the risk of fire, there was no electricity installed, which meant that everyone worked only in daylight, so the working days were longer in the summer and shorter in the winter.
With a history dating back to 1887, Gamla Riksarkivet is today one of Stockholm’s most prestigious buildings. After the previous National Archives burned down in 1697, a reconstruction was initiated. With the fire in mind, the new National Archives was designed to be Sweden’s most modern and fireproof building.
In 1891, the building was completed. The beautiful windows facing Gamla Stan (the Old Town) are original and let in plenty of daylight, which served an important function in the 1800s when the building had no electricity.
Since 2014, Niklas Ekstedt has created magic with his Christmas buffet in collaboration with Gamla Riksarkivet.