Freshly opened, the ABBA Museum is dedicated to the famous Swedish disco band. Along with some of the group member’s sparkling costumes and memorabilia, visitors are welcome to enjoy themselves by joining interactive displays.
Part of the Royal Palace, Livrustkammaren (royal armoury) presents a wide variety of items and memorabilia from royal family members during the centuries. The basement houses luxuriously ornamented coronation carriages, while a couple of macabre exhibits, such as the costume in which Gustav the 3rd was shot, are also on display. Children are encouraged to try on armour suits at the playroom.
Contemporary art enthusiasts should not miss Färgfabriken, which features exquisite exhibitions on modern art and design. Occupying a former factory, it is the capital’s hottest art spot. Bonniers Gallery also holds fascinating temporary exhibitions on contemporary art.
For a taste of old Sweden head to the open-air museum of Skansen. Typical Swedish houses and shops are populated with employees in traditional costumes, who re-enact the daily life in Sweden’s past. A similar indoor display, showing Swedish life in Middle Ages, is available at Medeltidsmuseet.
If traveling with kids, pay a visit to Tekniska Museet, Stockholm’s science museum. Here children can learn about science through fun interactive displays and fascinating exhibitions. Tekniska Museet also houses the country’s first 4D cinema theatre.
Other attractions in Stockholm
When you get tired of sight-seeing, take some time to stroll around Ekoparken. Covering an area of 27 square kilometres, this is the first national park to be established within city limits. Located on Stockholm’s northern side, Ekoparken features both woodlands and fields, while a couple of museums are set within the park as well. Come here to enjoy the greenery and some great views of the city.
Come down to Östermalms Saluhall, to mingle with the locals and taste some exquisite local delicacies. Stockholmers come to this covered market to shop for groceries at one of the many colourful stalls. Entering the 19-th century building, you will come across delicious smells and lust for a bite of local salmon treats.
Dating back to 17th century, Riddarhuset housed the Swedish parliament from 1641 until 1674. Built in baroque architecture, it now houses superb pieces of china, along with thousands of noble houses’ coats of arms and some beautiful ancient furniture. Don’t forget to look up at the fascinating painted ceiling.