All ABBA, all the time. Stockholm’s ABBA Museum is an interactive space for fans of the Swedish pop group (or for people who just like to do fun things) to dive deep into the band’s history and trivia. With plenty of the band’s costumes, gold records, memorabilia, and much more, the museum invites its visitors to experience the feeling of being ‘the fifth member of ABBA.’ Check yourself out in their stage costumes, sing with them at the Polar Studio, interact with holograms, and even go on stage with the band.
Some of the museum’s different interactive exhibits include Waterloo, where you’ll be transported back to 1974 Brighton; The Polar Studio, where you can get hands-on with the mixing desk; and Benny’s Piano, the self-playing piano that has some special tricks in store for you. The original members of ABBA speak directly to you through the audio guide, sharing stories and memories from their careers. (Fun fact: the manuscript for the audio guide was specially written for the museum by the screenwriter for the movie Mamma Mia!)
Also included in the ticket price are the exhibits: Swedish National Music Hall of Fame and The History of Swedish Popular Music.
It’s recommended to book tickets in advance, as the ticket-entry times are specific to each visitor. The museum offers free small lockers and lockable hangers. In fact, the entire museum is cash-free, so be sure to have a credit card on hand. The museum is adapted for wheelchairs, with elevators to every floor. To get there by public transit, take either tram nr 7 and stop at Liljevaljchs/Gröna Lund or take bus nr 67 and stop at Liljevaljchs/Gröna Lund. A ferry also runs to Djurgården; stop at Allmänna Gränd.