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Skansen Open-Air Museum

Skansen located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm is home to the worlds oldest open-air museum. It attracts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. It has a unique collection of 150 historical buildings (from 1680-) offering a unique living history of Sweden and its different parts before the industrial era. It's exhibits are spread over 75 acres and include a full replica of a typical 19th-century town in which workers and craftsmen demonstrate their skills in period surroundings. there is patch of land used to cultivate tobacco. The worlds largest cigar can be found here at the Tobacco and Matchstick Museum. There is also an open-air zoo with a wide range of Scandinavian animals such as bison, wolfs and brown bears. In early December the site's central Bollnäs square is home to a popular Christmas market held since 1903. In the summer there are displays of folk dancing.

For more information and enquiries please contact Stiftelsen Skansen, PO Box 27 807, 115 93 Stockholm, Tel.vx : 08-442 80 00, E - mail:

Skansen Open Air Museum

Skansen Open Air Museum
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The Nobel Museum

The Nobel Museum honours Nobel Prize winners by highlighting their achievements and displaying some of their work. It offers lectures, discussion groups, games, and interactive exhibitions. By prompting political and ethical discussions about broad topics such as freedom of speech, the museum wants visitors to learn about humanitarian crises and resolutions, and how to take a philosophical approach to contemporary problems. The museum also explains scientific discoveries that were rewarded with the Nobel Prize, and shows portrayals of inventors like Galileo and Marie Curie. In the permanent collection is a children's room that introduces activities to stimulate creativity and imagination while educating about the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics.

For more information and enquiries please contact Box 2245, 103 16 Stockholm, Telephone: 08-53 48 18 00, Fax: 08-23 25 07, E - mail:

Nobel Museum

Entrance to Nobel Museum
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The Nordic Museum

The Nordic Museum (Nordiska muséet), located on Djurgården in central Stockholm, displays the cultural history of Sweden from the 16th century until today. The collections include enormous amounts of objects like furniture, clothes, house hold-objetcs and other things reflecting a 500 year period. The museum building was completed in 1907, but it was originally planned to become three times the actual size. The magnificent main hall is dominated by an enormous scultpure of King Gustav Vasa, the so called founder of Sweden.

For more information and enquiries please contact Nordic Museum, PO Box 27 820, 115 93 Stockholm, E - mail:

The Nordic Museum

Nordic Museum as seen from above

The Stockholm Museum of Science and Technology

The Stockholm Museum of Science and Technology is the largest of its kind in Sweden. It is situated south of Gärdet at Östermalm, Stockholm. The museum was founded in 1923. It allows the public to view hundreds of inventions, experiments and science exhibitions. The museum’s collections consist of 55,000 objects with an exhibition area of 10,000 m2. In addition, the archives of the National Museum of Science stores 200,000 drawings, 1,000,000 pictures and over 56,000 books. The exhibitions give you all the details on steam enginges, airplanes, cars, locomotives, as well as telephones and computers.

For more information and enquiries please contact Technical Museum Museivägen 7, PO Box 27 842, 115 93 Stockholm, Tel vxl : 08-450 56 00, E - mail:

Machine Hall found in The Stockholm Museum of Science and Technology

Machine Hall found in The Stockholm Museum of Science and Technology
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Vasa Warship Museum

Visit the unique royal warship Vasa (Wasa) which sank in 1628 at the Vasa Warship Museum. the Royal Warship was built for King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and capsized minutes after leaving Stockholm in 1628. In 1961 almost 300 years later it was removed and lifted to the surface through a complex construction of lifting pontoons. The Vasa Museum provides guided tours and films in several languages daily and includes ten permenant displays.

For more information and enquiries please contact Vasa Museum, PO Box 27 131, 102 52 Stockholm, E - mail:

Vasa Museum

The main hall of Vasa Museum with the ship itself to the right
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The Swedish Museum of Architecture

The Swedish Museum of Architecture exhibits drawings and other items associated to the history of Swedish building. The majority of the items are from the 20th century. It is located at Skepsholmen in central Stockholm. The permanent exhibition Architecture in Sweden shows building traditions through the ages. The museum is suitable for the disabled. Whithin the museum there are also restaurants and an cafes.

For more information and enquiries please contact Arkitekturmuseet, Skeppsholmen, SE-111 49 Stockholm, Sweden, E - mail:

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