Children and parent having a snack together outdoors
Photo: Daniel Gustafsson, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.
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Parental Leave

Tumba Paper Mill Museum is a lovely destination for people with young children or babies. Admission is free for both adults and children. As a parent, you will probably have many questions before your visit. We will do our best to answer them here. 

Swedish banknote paper has been produced in the Tumba Paper Mill since 1755. At the museum, you can learn about Sweden's banknote history, and about the people who lived and worked at Tumba Paper Mill. 

Stroll around with your pram or take a tour

Come visit the beautiful mill grounds for a stroll with your pram. The park is open to the public. We offer public tours of our exhibitions, and we love to see babies among our visitors (we suggest having them in a baby carrier).

Parnets walking with their strollings at the mill
Photo: Jens Mohr, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.

Visit the restaurant and café

Spend some quiet time alone with your baby, or meet other parents for a coffee or lunch! Enjoy our beautiful and intimate indoor environment, or outdoor seating (weather permitting). You can even buy take away.

Children playing store outdoors
Baby smiling in parent's arms outdoors

Photo: Daniel Gustafsson, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.

Child-friendly café

There are a number of highchairs and bibs available, and we are happy to help you heat up some baby food. The café offers squeeze bags for babies. We always try to offer options on our menu to suit individuals who are vegan, vegetarian, lactose intolerant and gluten intolerant. If you have any questions about allergies and the café's menu, please speak to our kitchen staff or contact us in advance. 

If you have small children, rest assured that we have changing tables and a potty seat in our guest toilets. 

The restaurant and café has the same opening hours as the museum. 

Visit the restaurant and café

An impression of a baby´s hand on paper.
A guide and a woman holding a baby, touching a paper form.

Photo: Ola Myrin, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.

Activity: baby impressions

Create a memory that lasts a lifetime and make an impression of your baby's hand or foot! We use white cotton pulp and gently dip your baby's hand or foot onto the mould. A few seconds later, it has become a sheet of paper with your baby's foot or handprint in it. Once the paper has dried for a few days, we will mail it to your home. 

The activity is suitable for babies 3–12 months of age. No prior experience required. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the whole process.

Dates and times

Please check our Swedish calendar for dates and times.

Start time is 10:00. Latecomers will not be admitted. The activity takes about 60 minutes, and some waiting time is involved. Please respect that no siblings are allowed in the room during the activity. 

Cost and booking

Price: SEK 75 for adults. Thereafter SEK 50/sheet of paper (maximum three sheets per baby). You can buy your ticket in the main entrance/reception of the museum in the Oxhuset building on the same day between 9:30 and 10:00. First come, first served (no pre-booking). 

Three parents outisde of the museum with prams.
Photo: Jens Mohr, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.

Visiting the museum with a pram

Tumba Paper Mill Museum is near the Tumba town centre. There is a bus from the commuter train station, or you can walk with a stroller from the station to the museum in about 20 minutes.  

Some of the museum buildings (Oxhuset, Röda magasinet, Spruthuset) are accessible with ramps and lifts, and others are not (Kölnan). 

Accessibility of the museum and the mill site

Find gifts

Going to a baby shower, christening or naming ceremony or just want to treat a friend or relative who is having a baby? In our shop, you can buy christening and naming cards as well as a do-it-yourself kit to make paper at home. Or why not book your very own baby hand or footprint making session? Makes a great gift for a pregnant friend!

A customer talking to the person working in the museum shop
Photo: Erik Lernestål, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.
Different kind of cakes and cookies.
Photo: Lieselotte van der Meijs, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.

Baby showers and naming ceremonies

Do you know someone who is having a baby? Feel free to book our facilities to hold a baby shower or naming ceremony. Combine papermaking with some lovely bubbly or a cosy coffee party with delicious pastries. 

Contact us for a price quote

Email or call +46 (0)8-519 553 46.

Family-friendly activities

Visiting the museum with children? There are lots of exciting things for children and families to discover, both indoors and outdoors. Some family favourites include the museum's fire truck and craft workshop.

Children climbing into a firetruck.
Photo: Jens Mohr, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.

Down to earth

An exhibition based on life at Tumba Paper Mill around the turn of the last century, and how its inhabitants lived self-sufficently. You will also meet people living sustainably today. The exhibition, which is suited for both adults and families, takes place both inside the museum and outside in our beautiful parks and gardens. On view 18 maj 2023 – 29 september 2024.

Poster of an old woman to the exhibition "down to earth"

Children's birthday party

The Tumba Paper Mill Museum offers a unique and cosy environment for children's parties. Celebrate your child's birthday with paper crafts and tasty party refreshments. 

Children playing at a set party table
Photo: Ola Myrin, Tumba Paper Mill Museum/SHM.