The informative and interactive Abba Museum is a must-see when visiting Stockholm.
The museum is devoted entirely to the famous Swedish disco group ABBA. You don’t have to be a die-hard fan of the band to enjoy it to the full. There are plenty of unusual activities to make the visit a lot of fun.
We’ve provided all the practical information you need to make your visit easier (prices, visiting time, opening days and times, our opinion)….
Abba, the band’s history
A little history, Abba is a famous Swedish pop group, formed by 2 couples: Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, then Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson.
The name Abba is an acronym formed from the initials of the 4 members. The band won the 1974Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, a song sung in English, which was rare for a non-English-speaking band at the time.
This success opened the door to an international market for Abba. The band then followed up with hits such as Mama Mia and Dancing Queen, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Abba’s success is also due to his elaborate stage performances, with increasingly eccentric, colorful and sequined costumes . The band quickly realized that its image was as important as its music, which was a forerunner in the 70s.
The band went their separate ways in 1981, but they’re still very much in the public eye. Then in 1999, the musical Mamma Mia, co-written with 3 members of the group, was a worldwide success. Followed by a film adaptation in 2008 starring Meryl Streep.
Visit the Abba Museum: price, location, opening hours…
Where is the Abba Museum?
The Abba Museum is located at the following address: Djurgårdsvägen 68, on the island of Djaurgarden, nicknamed “Museum Island”, in the heart of the Swedish capital.
- Monday to Sunday 10 am – 6 pm (8 pm on Thursday)
- December 24, 25 and 31 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- From December 26 to 30 the museum will be closed on Mondays
Remember to check this information on your ticket before you arrive.
Abba Museum prices and booking
This is one of the best museums in Stockholm, and we recommend that you buy your admission ticket directly online from the reservation site, where you can choose the time of your visit to avoid the long queues at the reservation kiosks at the museum entrance.
Prices: ticket prices vary depending on the time of year and DAY OF WEEKreduced rate for adults 230-290 SEK (19€ to 25€) – reduced rate for children aged 7 to 15 90-110 SEK (7 to 9€) – free for children aged 0 to 6 – ideal for families – audio guide available on site 20 SEK
Course of your visit
What to see at the Abba Museum
The museum offers a signposted route with around 35 stages to follow. This made our visit much easier, as we were well guided. It’s a truly interactive museum, with screens everywhere, fun activities, and even a unique device that lets you sing and dance along with the band members.
The reconstructions of the various rooms (recording studio, dressing rooms, costume workshop…) are full of realism and detail. In short, you’ll never see the time go by.
We began our visit with a beautiful film tracing thehistory of Abba, featuring the biggest hits and the many performances around the world.
We then got to see replicas of the vehicles used by the group, and the rest of the tour focuses on thehistory of each member of the group, with photos and videos, and explanatory panels in English.
The next room, one of my favorites, is a recreation of the music studio where most of the band’s songs were recorded. Recording booths with microphones are available for singing. It’s not every day we get to sing in the studio, so now’s the time to sing Mama Mia very, very loudly.
We then passed through several areas showing the life of the band, the dressing rooms, the costume workshop, an area with all the album covers, the awards…
Finally, the last part of the museum explains the reasons for the group’s split, as well as the various works produced afterwards: the musical Mama Mia, the albums, the film….
The part not to be missed
We recommend that you don’t miss this part of the museum, as it’s truly a unique experience.
We were able to get up on a stage with a microphone where we could sing and dance, accompanied by holograms of the Abba band member.
It’s as if we were on stage with them, it’s very realistic. If you want to laugh and have a good time, go for it!
Duration of visit Abba museum
We stayed about 2 hours. I was there with some girlfriends, we enjoyed the many activities on offer and had a really good time.
Abba Museum, our opinion
We loved theatmosphere inside the museum, with its subdued lighting and retro-disco decor.
We weren’t all fans of the group, but as it’s such an informative and entertaining museum, we all had a great time. It’s a great idea for an indoor activity when it’s raining or winter in Stockholm!
As you’d expect, it’s one of Stockholm’s most visited sites. To avoid long queues at the ticket office, we advise you to book your tickets online, saving precious time on the day of your visit.
Where to sleep in Stockolm?
To get the most out of your stay, we recommend that you sleep in the Norrmalm and Östermalm districts of Stockholm. For smaller budgets, the Södermalm district may be a good alternative.
– Coup de coeur ♥ : Hotel Birger Jarl, quartier Noormalm (le meilleur quartir pour dormir selon nous) : la situation géographique de l’hôtel est parfaite pour visiter le centre de Stockholm à pied. Dans un beau bâtiment entièrement rénové, notre logement était spacieux avec un mini frigo et avec une décoration soignée, un excellent rapport qualité prix où vous vous sentirez comme chez vous. Nous y retournerons sans hésitation.
– Bon marché € : City Backpackers Hostel, c’est une auberge de jeunesse joliment décorée certainement le meilleur rapport qualité / prix de Stockholm, 75€ en chambre double dans le quartier branché de Sodermalm (l’un de nos préférés). J’y avais dormi lors de mon premier séjour à Stockholm (Floriane).
We wish you an excellent trip to Stockholm, and one last word of advice: don’t miss its incredible archipelago!
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