Stockholm (Sweden)

Mega Mind Centre at Tekniska

The MegaMind centre at Sweden's National Museum of Science and Technology - known as Tekniska Museet in Swedish - opened last September. Visitors can access information on about 40 installations in different ways, depending on needs. At each installation, there is a tablet device placed on a special stand, with headphones attached to the stand. The tablet displays the information visually and headphones give it aurally. There is sign language for visitors who are deaf; text that is read aloud and in different contrasts and font sizes for those with poor vision; and text with symbols for those with cognitive disabilities. A visitor can choose these options manually or slot a card into the device. The card stores information on his access preferences, and the interface on the tablet device then changes accordingly. The museum, which is the first in Sweden to use the IT system, aims to be "every little genius' favourite place" - and by "every", this includes children with special needs.

Access preferences

Barrier-Free Access (Accessible entrance for prams and wheelchairs)

For the rollers: Are you going to come to the Museum with a stroller, rollator or wheelchair? There are wide ramps with 2.5 degree gradient and a lift for electric wheelchairs at the main entrance. Inside the building there are lifts between all floors.

Wheelchair accessible WCs and baby changing tables are located close to the main entrance (3.2 x 2.2 metres), the Restaurant (3.3 x 2.2 metres) and in MegaMind’s entrance hall (3.4 x 2.4 metres).

We have a limited number of pushchairs/strollers, baby carriers and wheelchairs that you can borrow. Talk to the staff at the Information Desk.

Parking for visitors with special permits

Outside the museum’s main entrance, there are three parking spaces available for visitors with special parking permits.

For people with disabilities (Understanding)

Good to know if you have impaired vision:

A personal assistant can go with you free of charge (please show a personal assistant registration card).
Guide (seeing eye) dogs are welcome at the Museum.
There are handrails on all internal staircases.
Stairs are marked on the top and bottom steps.
Contact the Information Desk if you would like to borrow gloves in order to touch the exhibits.
You can also borrow torches and magnifying glasses from the Information Desk.
In MegaMind, text-to-speech is available for all texts.
All texts in MegaMind are available in ways adapted for the vision-impaired (larger font with higher contrast, text-to-speech and easy audio navigation).

Good to know if you have impaired hearing:

Hearing dogs are welcome at the Museum.
A hearing aid induction loop (audio loop) is installed in the Auditorium.
In MegaMind, you can access all texts interpreted in sign language.

Good to know if you have allergies:

Guide (seeing eye) dogs and hearing dogs are welcome at the Museum, but no other animals are allowed.
The soap used in all toilets is free of perfumes and allergy friendly.
Smoking is only permitted in the Restaurant’s outdoor eating area.
The Restaurant contains living plants, and on special occasions, living plants may also be found in other parts of the Museum.
When we build new exhibitions, there may at times be dust and strong odours in the air.
Contact the Information Desk if you would like to know the current status of construction works for new exhibitions and living plants in the Museum before your visit.

Interactive Activities (Virtual Content)

How do you come up with a good idea? In the MegaMind exhibition, you explore how it all works and how you can train your brain to become even more creative. Paint with your eyes, make virtual sculptures or create music using the power of thought – and other things you didn’t think were possible.

MegaMind has close to 50 stations for you to explore. At each of one of these, there are digital signs to tell you what is happening at the station. This information is available in English. Texts for the vision-impaired (larger text with sharper contrast and easy sound navigation) is also available.

Contact info

Mega Mind Centre at Tekniska,
Museivägen 7,
Stockholm, Sweden.
+46 8 450 56 00