When planning a trip to Sweden, you’d be well advised to soak up the musical culture. After all, the Swedes have definitely made some serious global impact when it comes to pop culture and music. ABBA, hands down among the biggest musical acts of all time, was formed in Stockholm. Naturally, there’s a museum devoted to them. The most famous Swedish music group of all time has its own fabulous museum on the island of Djurgården. Nearly half a century after bursting onto the international pop scene and 40 years since the band’s split, ABBA remains extraordinarily popular, as evidenced by the widespread excitement that greeted the recent release of a spectacular digital reunion concert and album with all-new material.
At ABBA The Museum you can find everything you ever wanted to know about the legendary quartet of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. You can also live the dream of being a musical superstar and mix music, test your ABBA knowledge and perform on stage with holograms of the band.
Alongside these and other interactive exhibits, there’s plenty of fun memorabilia throughout, including gold records, private photographs and many of the group’s flamboyant costumes. There’s even a replica of the studio where the group’s albums were recorded, complete with original instruments, microphones and other equipment.
Other exhibits trace the ABBA story from its very early origins through the band’s heyday and on to post-breakup projects. It’s well worth renting the audio guide to hear the band members themselves share stories and memories from their incredible careers. The museum has a café called Pop Story at the entrance level, so make sure to fuel up before you go on (museum) tour – after all, superstars need plenty of energy.