A personal travel guide for adventurous young people by Lisa Love

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The Nordic Museum

Nordiska museet

Address: Djurgårdsvägen 6-16
Phone: 08-457 06 60
Opening hours, admission, etc: www.nordiskamuseet.se
Busses: Buses: 44, 47
Streetcar: From Norrmalmstorg and Nybroplan
Ferry: From Gamla Stan and Nybroviken

Can you imagine?
The Nordic Museum is so immense that it occupies six street numbers (6, 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16) on the street where it was built, Djurgårdsvägen!

Nordic Museum exterior This Stockholm landmark, with its spiky towers and enormous galleries, is a one-of-a-kind creation. The exhibits in the main hall are impressive, especially if you’re interested in Swedish culture over the centuries, but be forewarned: they’ve been designed primarily with adults in mind.

nordicmuseumferry.jpgLuckily the staff has also equipped some space where visitors can learn with their hands as well as their eyes. In the playroom off the great hall, you can try-on old clothes, play in a general store from the 1890s, ride a towed raft or play by a well. Next door you’ll find Vinden—or “The Attic”—which was named not for its location in the building, but for all the fantastic old things that can be found in almost anybody’s attic. The Attic is definitely for school-aged children and the museum staff offer all kinds of interesting activities throughout the year, such as making toys, playing old-fashioned board games or learning hundred year-old dances. For up-to-the-minute information about their current program, don’t forget to call or check their website before you go.

Copyright © 2011 Lisa Christina Love. Ideas or suggestions? Please contact me.

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Revised: Saturday, 28 May 2011.


Nordic Museum Carding Wool

Nordic Museum Milking in the Playroom

Nordic Museum Entrance Poster