Clarion Collection Hotel Tapto
Stockholm, 115 31
Phone: (46) 8 664 50 00
Fax: (46) 8 664 07 00
Arts & Museums
Galleri Göran Engström prides itself as one of the best art galleries in Sweden. They have an excellent selection of art, and if you are hunting for the best, then head here. Exhibitions are on at any given point of time. The gallery is located at Karlaplan.
Flach Geiger's aim is to exhibit Swedish and international art by both established, and up-and-coming artists. Swedish artists like Katarina Norling and Jan Hietala are affiliated with the gallery.
The Museum of National Antiquities offers an engaging history of the Vikings and the ancient Swedish people. The museum is known for its excellent collection of medieval and prehistoric artifacts. Its reputation has been gilded by the opening of the Gold Room, which contains Sweden's largest collection of gold and silver treasures from the Viking era.
Founded in the early 1980s by Lars Bohman, Galleri Lars Bohman exhibits the work of contemporary Scandinavian and international artists. The gallery consists of three exhibition rooms, and a showroom for temporary exhibitions. On the gallery's website you can see a list of the artists who have regularly exhibited their work in the last ten years, and the schedule for forthcoming events.
If pictures speak a thousand words, then the GunGallery would be one of the most erudite entities in existence. Completely dedicated to showcasing art in print, this gallery presents photographs and photographers through exhibitions and regular displays. Focusing on established as well as budding talent, this gallery is a good stop if you love photography. See the website or call to know more.
At Armémuseum (The Army Museum) you will learn about the military history of Sweden from the Viking Age until modern day. The museum's exhibitions focus on the effect war has on the human soul. In 2009, a new section was opened dedicated to Swedish hero, Raoul Wallenberg and his actions in Budapest during the Second World War. There are other rooms in the museum displaying the crimes and punishments during war. If you find yourself getting hungry, the museum's restaurant Borggården serves delicious meals. You can also check out the archive and library where you can read more about military history and if you manage to arrive between 5p and 8p on Tuesdays you can enter the museum for free.
The Finnish Institute displays exhibitions by Finnish artists all year round. It also organizes concerts and seminars on special occasions. The library at the institute is well-stacked with over 10000 books, magazines, and CDs for public reference.
The Stockholm Music and Theater Museum is home to over 6,000 instruments from Asia, Africa and Europe. This 100 year old museum houses a large assortment of Swedish folk instruments as well. You'll also find a comprehensive archive of Swedish musicians and their work during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Other attractions include a special section dedicated to electric guitars and a sound workshop where you can gain an understanding of the principles of musical sound. There are also sections that children will enjoy. One of them allows children to compose their own music. Entry free for children under 19. Check the website for time schedule.
It has been in use for over 100 years and is responsible for all the royal equine activities. The buildings are truly representative of the late 1800's style. The Royal Mews consists of stables, a carriage hall, a riding area, a harness room, and several other small workshops. The Mews is particularly interesting because it still functions as the royal stables and carriage hall. Guided tours are available and visitors can see, among other things, the King and Queen's wedding carriage and the seven-windowed coach. You can also pick up souvenirs from the museum shop.
Apart from having a good collection of contemporary and fine art, the gallery, which opened in 1899, has an interesting history and makes a distinctive architectural statement with its Moorish style. Carl Larsson was the first chairman of the gallery's art club. The saying 'Art lives long and life is short' is inscribed in Konstnärshuset. A brief walk from Östermalmstorg will lead you to this artistic gallery.
At the School Museum, an old classroom is recreated with authentic interiors and all kinds of teaching aids, such as old maps showing countries that do not exist anymore. If you want your children to experience a day in the life of a student from way back, this is the place to go. They get to write with steel nibs, study old pictures and see skeletons used for science lessons. Bring your own old-fashioned packed lunch to eat at your desk.
The Hallwylska Museum is a private palace and has an extensive collection of fine art and antiques, that were donated to the Swedish State in 1920. Architect Isak Gustaf Clason built the house between 1893-1898 and its interior is famous for its Baroque and Rococo styles. This museum provides a unique insight into the lifestyles of an upper middle class family of the early 1900s. There are only guided tours, so call beforehand for information.