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Arts & Museums
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have tried to achieve perfect artistry inside your home but haven't been successful, then get in touch with Björn Wetterling. He has designed art and furniture in combinations that either complement or are contrasting to each other. His gallery is full of fresh ideas.
This ship, built in 1915, was the first icebreaker in Sweden, and was operational until 1977. It is docked behind the Vasa Museum, and guided tours of the historic boat are available. The salon of the boat, which also displays the winter sea routes, can be hired out for meetings and dinners. A lightship adjacent to this ship, which was built in 1903 and decommissioned in 1969, is also open to visitors to explore. Both ships often have special events for visitors.
This is Sweden's largest art museum, with a collection that dates back to the 16th and 20th centuries. The collection has been gradually built through purchases, gifts and spoils of war, during the country's era as a military power in the 17th century. It includes fantastic paintings and sculptures by Rembrandt, Rubens, Boucher, Renoir, Degas and Gauguin and the Swedish masters Anders Zorn and Carl Larsson. There are also significant collections of drawings, engravings and handicrafts from the Renaissance to the present day. The museum should definitely be on your travel itinerary and even if you're not an art lover, the sheer beauty of the building is worth a look. Call ahead to know more.
This is a favorite haunt of the young and young at heart. Meet Pippi Longstocking, Madicken or Emil in Lönneberga, or take the fairytale train around the most beloved scenes from Astrid Lindgren's books. There is also a bookshop and a restaurant for those who want to buy some books or grab a cup of coffee. During the summer, book your tickets in advance.