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Stockholm Visitors Board

Address:
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Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 0900-1800, Sat 0900-1600 and Sun 1000-1600 (Jan-Apr); Mon-Fri 0900-1900, Sat 1000-1700 and Sun 1000-1600 (May-15 Sep); Mon-Fri 0900-1800, Sat 0900-1600 and Sun 1000-1600 (16 Sep-30 Dec).

Website: http://www.visitstockholm.com

Attractions

Millesgården

Carl Milles (1875-1955), the best known Swedish sculptor of the 20th century, lived at Millesgården, now a museum and garden dedicated to the artist himself. All of his major works are here, and they sit alongside his own personal collection of art from Ancient Greece and Rome (unique in Sweden).

Opening Hours:

Daily 1100-1700 (May-Sept); Tue-Sun 1100-1700 (Oct- Apr).

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.millesgarden.se

Ericsson Globe

A vast sporting and events arena, the Ericsson Globe has the dubious but nonetheless impressive honour of being the world’s largest spherical building. Events schedule aside, the attraction of most interest to visitors is SkyView, a glass gondola which carries passengers up the outside of the building’s shell.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 0930-1800, Sat-Sun 0930-1600.

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.stockholmlive.com/en/en/our-arenas/ericsson-globe

ABBA: The Museum

One of the most entertaining museums in Stockholm, ABBA: The Museum is dedicated to the famous pop group and, along with exhibitions covering their back catalogue, wardrobe and touring habits, also boasts a dancefloor where fans can dance and sing along to the band’s classic tunes.

Opening Hours:

Fri-Tues 1000-1800; Wed-Thu 1000-2000.

(opening times vary monthly)

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.abbathemuseum.com

Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum)

One of Sweden’s most popular museums, the Vasa Museum remembers the ill-fated warship Vasa, which sunk to the bottom of Stockholm harbour just minutes after beginning her maiden voyage in 1628. Displays recreate life on board the ship and a film shows how the salvage operation was carried out.

Opening Hours:

Daily 0830-1800 (Jun-Aug); Wed 1000-2000, Thu-Tue 1000-1700, (Sep-May).

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.vasamuseet.se

Stadshuset (City Hall)

Voted by the Swedes as the country’s finest building, Stockholm’s City Hall was built in 1911, following an art nouveau design by Ragnar Östberg. The building’s Blue Hall (which is actually red) is the venue for the annual Nobel Prize banquet. Visitors need to join one of the scheduled tours to see the interior and access the tower.

Opening Hours:

Daily 1000-1500 (guided tours on the hour; extra tours in Jul and Aug).

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://international.stockholm.se/the-city-hall/

Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)

Situated in the heart of Stockholm, the Royal Palace is the official residence of the Swedish Monarchy and the chief venue for official state events. With 608 rooms, it is among the largest surviving palaces in Europe. The changing of the guard at the palace is as much of a spectacle in Stockholm as it is in London.

Opening Hours:

Daily 1000-1700 (14 May-13 Sep); Tue-Sun 1000-1600 (14 Sep-13 May).

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.kungahuset.se

Historiska Museet (Museum of National Antiquities)

Sweden’s national historical museum is one of the biggest museums in the country and it traces the nation’s past from prehistoric times to the present day through several highlights, including the spectacular Gold Room which houses the gold of the Viking chiefs. These hoards, recovered from tombs or hiding places, show Scandinavian Viking culture at its most prosperous and magnificent. It also has one of the finest European collections of medieval painted wooden religious sculptures.

Opening Hours:

Daily 1000-1700 (Jun-Aug); Tue 1100-1700, Wed 1100-2000, Thu-Sun 1100-1700 (Sep-May).

Admission Fees:

None.

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://historiska.se/home

Strindbergsmuseet (Strindberg Museum)

A tribute to one of Stockholm’s most famous cultural figures, the Blå Tornet (Blue Tower) was the last home of novelist and playwright August Strindberg from 1908 until his death in 1912. His apartment and library have been preserved in their original state and an exhibition showcases his final works.

Opening Hours:

Tue-Sun 1200-1600.

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: No
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.strindbergsmuseet.se

Skansen (Open-air Museum and Zoological Park)

This open-air museum and zoo on Djurgården was founded in 1891 with the aim of preserving Sweden’s rural culture. It is Stockholm’s most visited museum and contains some 160 historic wooden farms and houses from across Sweden. The farms have their own animals and there is also a zoo and an aquarium.

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 1000-1500, Sat-Sun 1000-1600 (Jan-Mar and Oct-Dec); daily 1000-1600 (Apr); daily 1000-1800 (May-18 Jun and Sep); daily 1000-2000 (20 Jun-Aug).

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.skansen.se

National Museum

Sweden’s largest art gallery, the National Museum, has the decorators in until 2018, but many of its best works from the medieval period to the 20th century are being shown at Stockholm Royal Art Academy, Fredsgatan 12, and Stockholm City Theatre, Sergels torg. The former has painting, sculpture and photography exhibitions, and the latter contemporary shows.

Opening Hours:

Currently closed due to renovation works.

Admission Fees:

Yes

Disabled Access: Yes
UNESCO: No
Address:
Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.se