Stockholm is an eclectic mix of the medieval and the ultramodern, with everything from photography and contemporary art to handicrafts and cultural history. You can reach most attractions on foot, many of which are perfect for families. Make sure to take in Stockholm from the water. A city built on fourteen islands with a large, centrally located national park also offers incredible water views. And don’t miss a boat trip to one of the 30,000 islands in the archipelago.
The Stockholm Card gives you free entry to more than 80 museums and attractions, free sightseeing and free public transportation.
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Guide to all museums and attractions
Stockholm has more than 80 museums and attractions, and offers several options depending on your interest: culture and history, art and architecture, royal attractions, entertainment, family friendly and sightseeing. In addition to the listed below, please find the entire list of museums and attractions by clicking on the link below.
The Stockholm City Museum and the Millennium Tour
The City Museum tells the history of Stockholm and its inhabitants. It is housed in an imposing 17th century pa¬lace in the heart of Stockholm. The museum also arranges walking tours of vari¬ous parts of the city or on various themes, for example the Millennium Tour (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in Stieg Larsson’s and Lisbeth Salander’s footsteps.
The museum of Medieval Stockholm
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm describes the emergence and medieval development of the town and is built up round some of the permanent heritage monuments which came to light during the archaeological excavations on Helgeandsholmen (The Island of the Holy Spirit) between 1978 and 1980.
Millennium Tour and ABBA City Walk
The Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Tour is the Stockholm City Museum’s guided city-walk in the foot-steps of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomqvist. During the tour you will get additional background information about the characters and the author. On the way you will also learn more about historical and contemporary Stockholm and its inhabitants. ABBA City Walk is a guided tour in the footsteps of ABBA and of the 1970’s Stockholm. The tour starts at the City Hall, passes the Old Town and stops at Blasieholmen. Tickets are sold in advance at the Stockholm City Museum or online at www.ticnet.se.
Museum of Spirits & Absolut Art Collection
Spritmuseum (Museum of Spirits) invites visitors to an unforgettable journey, from pleasure to pain, from park bench to cocktail party, through scenery, experience, scents, tastes... Explore the Absolut Art Collection with works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and others. Visit the shop and the restaurant.
Fotografiska is among the largest assemblages of contemporary photography in the world. The bistro at Fotografiska has a view of Stockholm’s bay and is run in partnership with celebrity chef Paul Svensson. Since opening in 2010, over one million people have experienced world-class art and flavors.
Free entry with the Stockholm Card!
Meet historic Sweden! Skansen is home to 150 buildings and farms transported from different parts of the country. Stroll among the beautiful gardens with flower beds and functional plants. See Nordic animals, particularly predators and native Swedish breeds. Celebrate this year’s traditional festivities and enjoy the wide variety of programs. Museum shop with handicrafts and Swedish design.
The Story Train is central to Junibacken, with its journey through the fabulous stories of Astrid Lindgren, but you will also meet many other famous figures such as Alfie Atkins, Festus and Mercury and Mulle Meck. Story-time characters come to life, and you can play and make noise, relax in a cosy corner, feel chills along your spine, discover and learn, and go to the theatre.
The Moderna Museet is a place for lovers of art and culture, whether young or old. Here you will find one of Europe’s most distinguished collection of modern and contemporary art with key works from the hands of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol and many others. The museum is situated on the beautiful island of Skeppsholmen downtown Stockholm. There is a Restaurant, an Espresso Bar and a Shop.
Stockholm in 75 minutes
Experience Stockholm with Panorama Sightseeing´s unique glass buses. The route takes you through the central parts of the city and Royal Djurgården national park. It passes famous attractions, e.g. City Hall, Royal Palace and famous Fjällgatan view. Commentary in 10 languages.
The National Museum of Science and Technology
Explore how everything fits together at the National Museum of Science and Technology! Check out the interactive exhibition 100 innovations, meet Christopher Polhem – the Swedish inventor and universal genius, visit the hands-on galleries in the science center or challenge your friends in Sports. Watch a film with all your senses in Cino4 – Sweden’s first 4D cinema!
A guided experience with giddying views and a dose adrenaline. A rooftop tour is fun, unique and educational. Enjoy Stockholm from the roofs of the old parliament building at Riddarholmen, centrally located, close to the underground station at Gamla stan. Take the chance to learn more about Stockholm from new perspectives.
The World Heritage the Woodland Cemetery
When the Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) was created at the beginning of the 1900s, it was unique with the combination of nature and architecture, and completely unlike any cemetery before. Today, it is considered one of the most important creations of modern architecture and was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1994.