Clarion Collection Htl Bolinder Munktell
Eskilstuna, 633 43
Phone: (46) 16 16 78 00
Fax: (46) 16 12 77 12
Arts & Museums
Uppsala's University is the oldest and arguably the most prestigious in Scandinavia. Spread out over several buildings, the central ones are the Gustavianum, which now houses a museum dedicated to the history of the institution, and the Universitetshus, which houses the oldest faculties and the University administration. The address given is for the Universitetshus, but visitors can check the website for a comprehensive list of all the museums affiliated with the University and facilities open for public viewing.
Tom Tit's Experiment, an adventure in technology and science, is located in Södertälje but is well worth the trip. The displays are interactive and you can touch and turn as much as you want. There are huge halls packed with fun filled things, such as strange machines and pictures. There are exhibits about the human body and outer space and all its different constellations. For the younger children there is a puppet theatre.
This small museum in the town of Sigtuna is a fascinating overview of the history, archaeology and culture of this hugely significant center of trade in early Sweden. There is a rich collection of pieces from the days of the vikings as well as the middle ages and more recent days.
Wadkoping was a small township in Orebro, now it's a famous open air museum; one of a kind. It has quaint old buildings, beautiful craftsmanship, and lovely old passageways. A beautiful place to visit when the sun is up high shining warmly (a true rarity in Sweden) and you're in the mood for a nice outing. There is a house built on the lake for all nature lovers to sit and observe the greenery around, and a cafe serving palatable treats. It's a romantic, beautiful and cultural place to be.
The Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orignally, it was a birthday gift to Queen Louisa Ulrica by King Adolphus Frederick in 1754. Unfortunately, the original pavilion succumbed to the effects of bad weather. The existing pavilion, which is as beautiful, was built by one of Sweden's leading Rococo architects, CF Adelcrantz, in 1768. The pavilion was once a vacation home for the Royal Family but is now a café open to the general public.