January 7, 2018

Museums in Stockholm

Sigrid Hjertén. Self portraitt, 1914 at  Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde.
Photographer: Andreas Nilsson / Malmö Konstmuseum
Did you know that, with around 80 museums and attractions, Stockholm is one of the cities in the world with the highest museum per capita ratios? Good news for visitors! And there really is a museum for every interest... museums covering the usual subjects of art, history, nature, culture and technology but even more specific interests like stamps, dance, toys, sports, police and silk weaving.
The Vasa Ship at the Vasa Museum
Photographer: Yanan Li/mediabank.visitstockholm.com/
I often write about art museums in this blog, mainly because they have new exhibitions to visit every season while other museums have more permanent exhibitions. You can see a list of the top art museums by clicking here and reading a recent article I wrote about this season's art exhibitions. We have museums dedicated to modern and classic art as well as photography and sculpture. A few of the museums contain private art collections which are great places to see the work of Scandinavian Masters. 
The Regalia at the Treasury
Photographer: Alexis Daflos, Kungl Hovstaterna 
Museums covering history as well as historical attractions (palaces, cathedrals) are some of the most popular points of interest for visitors to Stockholm. For example, three of the most popular attractions are the Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace and Skansen. The Vasa and Skansen are especially unique and shouldn't be missed. Click here for a full list of history based museums and attractions... Swedish history as well as royal family, military, medieval, city, maritime and Jewish history. Particularly interested in Sweden's Viking past? Click here for some great tips of what to see and do in the greater Stockholm area with a focus on Vikings. Or you can just wander the streets of Gamla Stan (old town) which is a living museum of history.
Chen Man exhibit at Fotografiska
How about museums focusing on specific Swedes and their accomplishments? There are a few. You can visit the Nobel Center and learn all about Alfred Nobel and how he invented dynamite and started the Nobel Prizes. The Swedish super group ABBA, of course, have a museum dedicated to them called ABBA the Museum. Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg has his own museum, located in his former home. You can also visit the Swedish sculptor Carl Milles' home and studio (and fantastic sculpture garden) at Millesgården.
Reliving pop music history at ABBA the Museum
You might want to broaden your horizons further while visiting Stockholm and learn about other cultures. Not a problem! We have museums of Far Eastern Antiquities, Mediterranean history and World Cultures. Hot tip: these museums have free admission. And they aren't the only ones. All State run museums have free admission since the beginning of 2016. Here is the complete list. For the other museums, you can purchase a Stockholm Pass which gets you into these museums as well as covers most sightseeing tours with Strömma. Here at the Rival Hotel, we sell the Pass to our hotel guests during the high season (May to September).
Crucifix at Medieval Museum
Photographer: Anders Hviid
Any other museums in Stockholm? Absolutely... we have a Natural History Museum, a Biology Museum, Sports Museum, Technology Museum, Dance Museum, Police Museum, Postal Museum, Spirits Museum and much more. Confusing? There is a website dedicated to all of the museums in Stockholm and they even have an app you can download which will be helpful to have while visiting Stockholm. Or, if you are staying at the Rival Hotel, you can just contact me directly for more information.
Tyrannosaurus Rex at Natural History Museum
Photographer: Annica Roos/Naturhistoriska riksmuseet

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