OK, let’s get this out of the way – no trip to Stockholm is complete without a visit to this shrine to pop’s most glamorous band. The iconic Swedish quartet pretty much single-handedly invented modern pop and a lot of thought has gone into the experience here. Sure, there are costumes and gold discs and film clips, but you can also perform with ABBA avatars – ABBA-tars? – and (virtually) try on some of their most famous outfits. You can’t just turn up; tickets must be bought online beforehand.
Brimming as it is with innumerable impressive monuments and attractions, the Swedish capital itself can sometimes feel a bit like one big open-air museum. But indoors, too, Stockholm must be up there with the most densely packed museum-cities in the world. Spread across its 14 main islands and all of the city’s most buzzing central neighbourhoods, there are more than 100 visit-worthy institutions here.
So where should you start? From naval history to cutting-edge technology and art to the tumultuous story of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid, our pick of the best museums and galleries in Stockholm has pretty much every interest covered.
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