The IKEA Museum is a museum located in Älmhult, Sweden, that opened to the public on June 30, 2016.[1] It presents the history of the Swedish furnishing company IKEA.[2] It replaced IKEA Through the Ages (located in the Corporate Culture Center 'Tillsammans'), a smaller 800 m2 exhibition that showed 20 different room settings with IKEA furniture and objects.[3][4]

The IKEA Museum in August 2016

The IKEA Museum is in the same building where the first IKEA store opened in 1958. The store moved to a new location in Älmhult in 2012. At this time, work began on converting the store into a museum, with an original planned opening date of 2015.[5][6] The facade of the building was restored to recreate its original appearance. The museum has an area of 3500 m2.[7][8]


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