Etnografiska Museet


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The dimly lit ground floor of the exotic-looking National Museum of Ethnography features masks, musical instruments and religious objects from seven holy cities (Auroville, Benin, Benares, Jerusalem, Yogyakarta, Beijing and Teotihuacan). Traveller's Trunk is a collection of artefacts brought home by Swedish explorers, the oldest of which were seized by the pupils of famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus on their travels with Captain Cook. There's a wide variety of colourful exhibits, beautifully displayed, but some more explanations in English wouldn't hurt. When you're tired of feeling thoughtful, beers and teas of the world are served at the museum's mellow Babjan restaurant. In the summer, the restaurant lends bamboo mats for sitting outside. You can also reserve a place for a tea ceremony in the authentic Japanese tea house. Situated in the garden, the tea house was a gift from Japan to promote friendship and cultural exchange between the two nations. There's also a small museum shop selling ethnic toys, trinkets and books.

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Etnografiska Museet details

Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 34

Area Stockholm

Transport Bus 69.

Telephone 51 95 50 00

Etnografiska Museet website

Open 10am-5pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri; 10am-8pm Wed; 11am-5pm Sat, Sun. Guided tours & workshops call or check the website for details.

Admission 60kr; free under-20s. Free with SC.

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