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Arts & Museums
Tyresö Palace was originally constructed for Lord High Steward Gabriel Oxenstierna in the early 17th Century, and was passed down through inheritance before being purchased in 1892 by Marquis Claes Lagergren as a private residence. The more notable among the castle's owners, he gave the ancient structure a grand makeover that has stood the test of time since. A visit to the castle will acquaint you with the luxurious lifestyles of the nobility. The original features in the rooms have been well-maintained, and you'll find the opulent period furnishings and artwork to be of particular interest. Guided tours are available, and will take you through most parts of this palace. You will find a restaurant and a conference hall in the west wing.
This museum educates people about Stockholm's cultural history. It supports archaeological research, restoration, protection and care of ancient art and monuments.
Dalarö Fortress is stunning piece of fortification in Dalarö. The fort was constructed by Charles X Gustav of Sweden in 1656. This amazing 17th-century building was demolished and currently houses a museum and a restaurant.
At the Toy Museum, you will find thousands of toys. Delve into Swedish lore, with works of Carl Larsson and Elsa Beskow. Among the dolls, the oldest little lady is from the end of the 1800s, and there is an antique model railway winding through the rooms. There is also a magician's performance. The Museum of Mechanical Music is also located here.
The Public Transport Museum of Stockholm is a must-visit while in the city. Everything from subway trains to old trolleys is on display, and the guided tour is a fun ride on a mini-train through the different models of the railways. Also potter around the library for some good reads or relax at the cafe. Get ready to ride away on this informative fun tour.
Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde is a museum which exhibits Prince Eugen's work as influenced by Cubism. The museum was designed by a famous architect who created the Thiel House. Apart from the Prince's own work, there is an impressive collection of Swedish art, which is dated between the 1880s and the 1940s. Outside the museum, there is a thousand-year-old oak tree. Call ahead or visit the website to know more.
Sidenväveri Museum (The Silk Weaving Museum) is a family-owned silk mill dating back to 1833. It makes for an interesting museum because it is still occasionally used for its original purpose of silk weaving. The weaving process is on a small-scale and some of the original machines are still in use. The museum also houses a cafe and a small shop where you can buy fine examples of silk, freshly spun in the factory.
The Thielska Gallery was an estate, which belonged to Ernst Thiel, a successful banker and one of Stockholm's most visible art patrons. Post World War I, he lost most of his fortune as the stock market crashed, and his estate and art works were bought by the state. Now, apart from temporary exhibitions, his permanent collections, which include work by Strindberg and Munch are on display. This gallery has turn-of-the-century feel and is certainly worth a visit.
A visit to the Stockholm Museum will help you comprehend the evolution, attitudes, and ideologies of its inhabitants over a period of time. Here you can view various models of the city since the seventeenth century and copies of some of the city's most famous buildings that were destroyed by fire. Stockholm's history is narrated through a wide variety of art, artifacts and informative models. If you wish to conduct an in-depth study on Stockholm, this is just the place for you. Entry is free for everyone.
Södra Galleriet regularly exhibits Swedish, international contemporary art, paintings and sculpture. It presents works of artists from different generations with different forms of expression, which creates a more dynamic atmosphere. There is also a special selection of graphic art.
Blås & Knåda is a boutique and gallery, and the right place to go if you are interested to see the best and latest in Swedish glass and ceramic crafts. The walls are lined with a fantastic display of mugs, bowls, pots, pitchers and other mysterious forms. The gallery has about 45 contributing members, so there is always an assortment of ideas, styles and forms.
Galleri Kontrast has established itself as one of the premier documentary photo galleries in the country. Originally the building was built for a bank with high ceilings and impressive spaces, making it an ideal showcase. This gallery is run by the Photographer's Club of Stockholm, and shows award-winning journalistic photos as well as the stories behind them.