If you require removals to Sweden one of the things you might want to do in your leisure time once you have settled in, is to visit a museum near you to find out more about your newly adopted country. Sweden has some fantastic regional and national museums, some dedicated to art and others to photography, the military and there’s even one dedicated to Sweden’s biggest musical export, the pop band “ABBA”.
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Whatever your interests, you are bound to find a museum to suit you. We have chosen to highlight ten of the best museums in Sweden here but there are plenty more to visit. You can find out more by visiting your local Tourist Information Centre. Having completed your removals to Sweden, should you discover a more interesting or unusual museum in your area, please feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments section below so that we may cover it in a later article.
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The Abba Museum
Whether its “Money Money Money”, “Waterloo” or “Mama Mia”, whatever your favourite Abba tune, Sweden says “Thank You For The Music” with the ultimate tribute, a museum dedicated to the musical stylings of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid. If you’re an ABBA fan, this attraction is a must see. You are invited to sing and dance along to the music and pose on stage, as the fifth member of the band.
Stockholm City Museum
One for the fans of Stieg Larsson’s "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", Stockholm's City Museum has an installation devoted to the works of the author. The three books in the series have been read by over 73 million people and The Millennium Phenomenon, as it has become known, continues to enthral readers and film goers worldwide.
The Nobel Museum
In the worlds of physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature and peace, the Nobel Prize is the ultimate accolade and here at the Nobel Museum, you can learn about some of the world’s most important ideas and discoveries. The museum is also actively involved in research and often stages seminars, lectures and debates. There is also a rather lovely little bistro in which each of the chairs is marked with the name of a past Nobel Prize winner. Check under your seat to see who you’re dining with.
Museum of Medieval Stockholm
If history is your thing, look out for this little gem. You'll find the museum of medieval Stockholm beneath the Parliament building and across the street from the King's Palace. The displays very accurately describe life in medieval Stockholm. A walking tour of the old town, which takes about an hour and a half, is an interesting way to get to know your new city.
The Vasa is Sweden's Cutty Sark. The ship sank on its maiden voyage in August 1628 and was salvaged in 1961. Reconstruction began almost immediately and she stands today, restored to her former glory. There are a number of very interesting exhibitions on board with information about the original build, the sinking and the restoration process as well as one detailing what life must have been like for those on board.
Founded in 1891, Skansen is the world’s oldest open air museum. Exhibiting furnished houses and farmsteads exactly as they would have been hundreds of years ago, it focuses its attention on bygone farming activities and rural life. From the Sami tribes in the north to the cultivated gardens of the south, it reflects the changes in lifestyle from the 16th century through to the present day.
A must see for any petrolhead, The Volvo Museum features vintage, rally and concept cars as well as examples of their trucks and busses. From the very first ÖV4 produced in 1927, through to the latest 2014 C and XC ranges, they're all here and there are some interesting exhibitions detailing Volvo's advancements in design, technology and safety.
Swedish Museum of National Antiquities
If you're keen to find out about Swedish history then this is the place for you. One of Sweden’s largest museums, it currently holds over 10 million pieces dating back to the middle of the Stone Age. Here you can meet the Vikings and witness re-enactments in full Viking dress. You can wander around a Viking farm and children are invited to play Viking games.
The Royal Armoury Museum
This is the oldest museum in Sweden. Located in the cellars of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, you’ll see arms and clothing dating back to 1496. You’ll get a look at Sweden’s ancient weapons and uniforms and see them change throughout the years. You’ll also see robes from royal weddings and coronations as well as several exquisite state coaches.
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