Walk In and Dance Out! When in Stockholm visit the Abba Museum!
It really is hilarious. If like me you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, Abba was pretty much your background music. Whether you think it’s cheesy, fun, you love or hate their music, you have to admit it’s a bloomin’ laugh. As soon as you get off the tram outside the museum you are greeted by a pair of giant silver boots on the roof and you know you’re in for fun, it’s a scream. The gift shop is kitsch and fun, even though they sell a knit your own Agnetha hat which is actually crocheted I’m not being picky… The museum is interactive, you can have photo shoots and karaoke ( could we be the only ones to score 0/5000?) . We loved it, it’s a laugh.
There comes a point when I was Abba’ed out and needed to get back out into the fresh air, I love the cold fresh air. We walked along the harbour back to the centre of town with the locals walking along the harbour, chatting, walking their dogs, on their scooters. Sunday definitely has a relaxed and chilled vibe.
There is a museum for everything and everyone in Stockholm; Boat Museum, Natural History, Pippi Longstocking, Children’s Museum, Modern Art. We went to the Modern Art Museum, it’s my thing, generally bright batty colours.
The museum has Warhol’s, Picasso’s, Modigliani’s and currently has a Gilbert and George exhibition. Check out the knitted placenta below too.
It’s so easy to walk around Stockholm, the underground is amazingly beautiful like an underground art gallery and science expo in one. We got the bus to and from the airport to the city centre so it’s really easy to get about.
We did intend to go to the Photography Museum on Sunday late afternoon, it shuts at 9pm (fab if you’re cramming a lot into a short space of time) but we decided just to slow it down this time, walk and people watch and get meatballs. We know we’ll return to see the Photography Museum soon.
So Meatballs for the People is a fantastic chilled out, relaxed restaurant and serves super tasty great meatballs and mashed potato. OMG! For me it was mash to die for and the meatballs were great too and I don’t like meat. Earlier in the day we had hot dogs ensuring we had pretty much ticked off the Swedish Ikea food offer. The hot dog was lush. Obviously being the fussy non-meat eating meat eater I took it on and loved it.
A slow wander back to the hotel through the streets like Weebles and that was Sunday done. Our early Monday morning flight home meant getting up at 4.30am to get to the airport. That’s fine to make sure we got the most of our weekend. We absolutely loved every minute of our time in Stockholm. The only thing I would say is it is expensive, the Swedes cost of living is high given higher salaries. The only way we could do as much as we did is because there was just the two of us, as a family of four we couldn’t have done as much as we did do, sorry kids!
And, just because, here’s this one, one more time. Enjoy! Until next time Stockholm, we’d love to return in the summer.