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A group of people participating in a workshop at IKEA Museum. A man and a woman are glueing a square of black material. A group of people participating in a workshop at IKEA Museum. A man and a woman are glueing a square of black material.

Since Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943, curiosity has always been our main driver. Over the years we have arrived at some important insights, which we would like to share.

Learning Programme

IKEA Museum offers inspiring and enriching learning experiences for schools, colleges and universities. Our engaging resources, guided tours and creative workshops centre on the values and history, present and future of IKEA. All in all, it’s about aspiring to a better life at home for the many people, while protecting the future of the planet.

Curiosity is key

Ever since Ingvar Kamprad founded IKEA in 1943, curiosity has been its main driver. And over the years, IKEA has arrived at many important insights, not least by learning from its mistakes. Now, IKEA Museum wants to share those insights and learnings with you, and look towards the future. Our carefully curated exhibitions tell The Story of IKEA alongside the history of Sweden, and also present innovative ideas and solutions for healthier and more sustainable living. Knowledgeable guides will engage you and your students through our exhibitions and workshops, sparking interest, curiosity and personal discovery.

Supports formal learning

The IKEA Museum learning programme and resources support the National Curricula in Sweden and its steering documents, both overall and specifically for a wide range of subjects. All ages can benefit from its resources, guided tours and workshops, from compulsory school including pre-school, to upper secondary. In addition, our learning programme and resources can benefit universities and university colleges, Higher Vocational Education, folk high schools, and other artistic and cultural educational programmes.

Book and plan

IKEA Museum welcomes groups of up to 25 participants. All guided tours and workshops are bookable on weekdays. For bookings, inquiries, or if you would like to tailor a visit in cooperation with us, please use the form below or contact us at info@ikeamuseum.com.

A group of people participating in a workshop at IKEA Museum. A man smiles while listening.
From the Better Together
 workshop.

Workshops currently offered

In this creative workshop participants get to perform a simple design task. You and your group learn how to work together ‘The IKEA Way: dare to make mistakes; learn from each other and bring out the best in each of you. The aim is to understand the magic of working together in a fair and equal way, to create sustainable solutions for everyday challenges.

Available: Year-round
Time: 2 hours
Price: 1,500 SEK
Venue: At IKEA Museum or as an outreach event at your location (perhaps a school, institution or organisation).
Suitable for: Target group & subjects (PDF attached)

Find out how this workshop connects to the curriculum (PDF coming soon)

Step into the shoes of an IKEA designer and create your own prototype of something that enables you, or the many people, to live a better everyday life. Everything we do in the workshop is based on the five principles of Democratic Design, namely achieving form, function, quality and sustainability, at a low price. The workshop gives participants insight into designing for circularity, and how one can help the many people live a healthier and more sustainable life at home. For example, IKEA believes that, in the words of Ingvar Kamprad, “Waste of resources is a mortal sin”. Therefore, participants are challenged and required to use sustainable materials and, ultimately, to ensure that their product fit in a flat pack! The workshop also looks at Swedish history as a way to gain a better understanding of IKEA and its basic values.

Available: Year-round
Time: 4 hours
Price: 3,000 SEK
Venue: At IKEA Museum, as an outreach event at your location or online via suitable project software.
Suitable for: Selected target groups & subjects (PDF attached)

Find out how this workshop connects to the curriculum (PDF coming soon)

Is entrepreneurship possible for the many people? Is an entrepreneur allowed to make mistakes, and what difference can widespread entrepreneurship make in society and the world at large? In this workshop, we focus on the achievements of a number of inspiring entrepreneurs, and reflect on the skills and personal qualities that actually make someone a successful entrepreneur. Through video and archival materials from IKEA, participants will also gain insights regarding social entrepreneurship.

Available: Year-round
Time: 2 hours
Price: 1,500 SEK
Venue: At IKEA Museum, as an outreach event at your location or online via suitable project software.
Suitable for: Compulsory school, including for ages 13-15 in subjects Social Studies and Entrepreneurship. Upper secondary school, universities and university colleges.

Find out how this workshop connects to the curriculum (PDF coming soon)

Gain more from your visit: As a complement to this workshop, you can add a guided tour of The Story of IKEA for only 750 SEK.

Do you want to be inspired and gain knowledge for how to live a more sustainable life at home? This workshop builds on the ambition of IKEA for the year 2030 to encourage and enable more than 1 billion people to live better everyday lives within the limits of Earth’s environmental boundaries. It is an urgent challenge, which is why this workshop shares knowledge of how we can all work together to reach that goal. We discuss the essence of circularity, circular behaviours and circular production as the opposite of a linear method. We also highlight how recycled products should be viewed as a bank of material for the future. Using a simple guessing game, we figure out which products are made from recycled materials and from new materials that nobody uses.

Available: Year-round
Time: 1 hour
Price: 750 SEK
Venue: At IKEA Museum, as an outreach event at your location or online via suitable project software.
Suitable for: Compulsory school including for ages 13-15 in subjects Social Studies and Entrepreneurship. Upper Secondary school and universities and university colleges.

Find out how this workshop connects to the curriculum (PDF coming soon)

Gain more from your visit: As a complement to this workshop, you can add a guided tour of The Story of IKEA for only 750 SEK.

Explore the needs in your everyday life and turn them into a prototype! In connection with the IKEA Museum exhibition about the design duo Knut Hagberg and Marianne Hagberg. This workshop lets you learn more about everyday needs, designing for function and a better everyday life at home for the many people. It challenges participants’ creativity, and creates with recycled materials or using software of your choice.

Available: 31 May 2021 – 2 January 2022
Time: 2 hours
Price: 1,500 SEK
Venue: At IKEA Museum, as an outreach event at your location or online via suitable project software.
Suitable for: Design programmes at universities and university colleges. Upper secondary school Crafts or Technical programmes. Compulsory school, including for ages 13-15 in subjects Technical, Crafts and Art.

This workshop kicks off exploring the project “Outside the white frame”, by designer Asli Abdulrahman, and focuses on inclusion. Participants get to interpret and discuss video and images, and then design collages. The creative activity challenges the participants’ creativity and ability to visualise their thoughts and ideas, and sparks reflection. (This workshop is linked to the “Young Swedish Design 2021” exhibition, but will continue to be offered after the exhibition closes on 16 May 2021).

Available: 1 April – 31 December
Time: 90 minutes
Price: 1,100 SEK
Venue: At IKEA Museum, as an outreach event at your location or online via suitable project software.
Suitable for: Compulsory school, in particular ages 13-15, and upper secondary school in subjects Social Science, Religion and Art.

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