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Arts & Museums
Located at the heart of Södertälje, the pretty Wendela Hebbes Hus overlooks the Södertälne Canal. Named for, and dedicated to the first female journalist of Sweden, Wendela Hebbes, this is a multidimensional space on Vettersgatan. The site is home to a museum, a shop, a restaurant, an art gallery and lots more. Open from Mondays through Fridays, between 11a and 4p, Wendela Hebbes Hus offers an interesting insight into the lives of women in the early 1900s. The organization also arranges for several cultural programs and events through the year.
Tom Tit's Experiment, an adventure in technology and science, is located in Södertälje but is well worth the trip. The displays are interactive and you can touch and turn as much as you want. There are huge halls packed with fun filled things, such as strange machines and pictures. There are exhibits about the human body and outer space and all its different constellations. For the younger children there is a puppet theatre.
Marcus Wallenberg-hallen is a Swedish vehicle museum and a visitor center. The collection on display include Vabis, Scania-Vabis, Scania vehicles, bicycles, motorcycles, tanks, trucks, railway wagons, to name a few. New vehicles from the 20th Century are also included in the collection.
The Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orignally, it was a birthday gift to Queen Louisa Ulrica by King Adolphus Frederick in 1754. Unfortunately, the original pavilion succumbed to the effects of bad weather. The existing pavilion, which is as beautiful, was built by one of Sweden's leading Rococo architects, CF Adelcrantz, in 1768. The pavilion was once a vacation home for the Royal Family but is now a café open to the general public.
Skulpturens Hus is located at what used to be Alfred Nobel's sulphuric acid factory. In 1998, the factory was converted into a centre for sculptural art. The beautiful sculptures are displayed well and the place is well-worth a visit. Exhibitions of contemporary sculpture are held frequently. There is also a permanent exhibition on the legacy of Alfred Nobel's factory. Once you're done touring the place, head to the restaurant for a quick snack.
Färgfabriken, located at Liljeholmen, is famous for contemporary art and architecture. This venue has a huge exhibition space and is therefore a perfect place to host exhibitions of any kind. The gallery has held a number of exhibitions in the past and has many coming up, check their website for upcoming events.
Contemporary art gallery Bonniers Konsthall takes up an area of 1890 square meters, of which almost half of the area is exhibition space. This is a non-profit venue, run by The Bonnier family, with the aims of promoting up-and-coming artists and giving established artists the opportunity to display their newest projects. The gallery also houses Café No 19, where they serve first rate lunches and provide free wireless internet.
Founded in 2002 by Peter Bergman, Peter Bergman gallery is an art gallery in Stockholm. It illustrates artists like Anna Bjerger, Roger Hansson, Daniel Jensen, Oskar Korsár, Stefan Otto, Karin Wikström, Martin Ålund, to name a few.
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.
In 1992, Galleri Metallum won the Golden Chair award for best interior design and it's imaginative use of lighting. The award was given by the Swedish National Interior Design Association. The real attractions in this gallery are the pieces on display—creative and occasionally improbable jewellery sits next to modern, hollow sculptures. The designers use interesting combinations of precious and non-precious metals, glass, diamonds and semi-precious stones in bold forms.
Christina Knall Galleri is located in Södermalm's fashionable main gallery district. Knall, who graduated from the College of Art, Craft and Design in 1971, has been selling her art in her Stockholm gallery. Knall is a prolific painter who uses light and minimal colours in her paintings with her main focus on oil on canvas, water color and graphic art.
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.