City of Commerce 1720—1860, floor 2
Merchants become wealthy while ordinary people live through their brief allotted time. From the comfort of his home, wealthy merchant Mr Schwan can gaze out over Skeppsbron where tightly moored merchant ships are being loaded and unloaded.
Take your place on stage
The theatre is a popular form of entertainment and one of the few places where people of different social classes can meet.
City of Industry 1860—1921, floor 2
The city is crowded with people from the countryside. Once here, there are jobs in industry, as servants or in positions such as clerks or shop assistants.
Think of the children
Destitute children roam the streets. If you’re wealthy, you can sponsor new children’s hospitals and schools for children with disabilities. Or make sure infants born into Stockholm’s needy are weighed and given clean milk.
Stand up for your rights
As a labourer you join the union to protest long working hours and harsh working conditions. Your voices are raised against class and gender inequalities. And the fight for universal suffrage intensifies.