The Vasa Museum, Stockholm
The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden and is located on the island of Djurg rden. As of 2013, the Vasa museum has been visited over 26 million times, making it the most popular museum in the whole of Scandinavia and rightly so!
The Vasa Museum displays the almost fully intact remains of a 17th century, 64-gun warship called Vasa which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. During the recovery of the ship in 1961, archaeologists found thousands of artefacts and the remains of at least 15 people, consisting of weapons, clothing, food, coins and cutlery. It truly is an unforgettable experience visiting The Vasa Museum, as if looking back in time. This is a must-see if in Stockholm.
Skansen is the world s oldest open-air museum in Stockholm, Sweden located on the island of Djurgarden. Founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius, it was created to show the way of life in different parts of Sweden before the industrial revolution.
Attracting over 1.3 million visitors a year, the museum exhibits over an area of 75 acres, including a replica of a 19th-century town where there will be demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship s such as blacksmiths, shoemakers and glass-blowing, as well as a small patch of land used for tobacco growing to make cigarettes! There is also an open-air zoo with a huge variety of Swedish animals such as brown bear, lynx, wolves, otters and moose and a world-famous Christmas market which has been held since 1903 attracting 25,000 visitors each weekend!
Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography) is a museum focusing on contemporary photography in Stockholm. Housed in Stadsgarden in a former customs house, the building itself is listed as being of cultural interest due to its Art Nouveau style, and has been renovated at a cost of 250 million Swedish crowns by the city of Stockholm.
The museum exhibits on two floors and has held host to a variety of world renowned artists such as Annie Leibovitz, Joel-Peter Witkin and Gus Van Sant to name but a few! The museum also hosts a fabulous restaurant and bar, with fabulous views of the water, boats and Djurgarden below.
ABBA: The Museum, Stockholm
Inspired by The Beatles Museum in Liverpool, ABBA: The Museum opened its doors in May 2013. Located on the island of Djurgarden in Stockholm, ABBA: The Museum is interactive, with audio commentary provided by the band themselves! Walk through recreated studios and marvel at their original costumes and a whole host of other ABBA related memorabilia. And if you consider yourself a bit of a pop star, you can even audition to be a fifth member of the group in a specially designed karaoke booth! This is a must-see for all the die-hard ABBA fans amongst you, however is definitely worth a visit if not just to relive the 70 s and to say a big Thank You For the Music I m sorry, I could’ t help it!