ABBA The Museum

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68 Djurgårdsvägen, Stockholm, Sweden
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ABBA The Museum Stockholm Reviews

Vikram Vikram
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A must for the fan, the casual or the non-believer. In short - go! Oct 23, 2017
What needs to be said about one of the most legendary pop groups ever? Not a whole lot! But I guess when the idea of putting a museum in their honour was conceived, they knew it wouldn't be a simple task. After all, how do you do justice to a band so stellar?!

Fortunately, this museum delivers, and more.

On entry, there's a cafe and a tourist shop and directions to the ticket booth. After purchasing your ticket, you're ushered to the first floor on the basement. The museum starts off on a rather dour note - it's the eurovision section. Granted, that's what brought ABBA worldwide recognition (Waterloo, anyone). But I thought it felt a bit misplaced, especially that you go through this section first. There's a screen with a quiz, some memorabilia of previous winners, etc. In fact, given that the link between Eurovision song contest and the ABBA museum is indeed, ,the fact that ABBA won it, there's very little around ABBA's victory here.

Fortunately, when you've finished this floor, you head to the main attraction. On entrance to the ABBA floor, you're welcomed by the 4 letters in glittering lights. You JUST know you're in 70s/80s disco heaven!

The museum does an amazing job showcasing each member's personal life, the bands they were in before they joined as ABBA, and then their journey as the band. There's a studio replica, a little kitchen (with Agnetha's "slipping through my fingers" playing on repeat), a "hallway" full of their discs and costumes on display. I also loved the interactive stuff - like you can sing 2-3 songs by scanning your ticket, and the recording will be available for up to a month. there's also one where you can dance with the members, etc. And lots of quizzes ranging from easy - medium - hard. All in all, spectacular.

I didn't watch the entire doco that was playing in the theatre. But it had to do with their legendary sellout tour of Oz and is themed around a reporter doing his best to interview them and he runs into them in a lift!

The remaining part of the museum focuses on other great Swedish acts, as well as one of ABBA's favourite venues in Sweden (forgot the name, but it's like their Woodstock) and more recent acts to have performed there.

From here on up, it's more of the same - the usual tourist shop purgatory before you make your way out.

Even if I weren't an ABBA fan, I'd still highly recommend this. I've been to a lot of attractions built in the honour of a legend and they just never seem to hit the mark. This one does, in all the right places.

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vulindlela says:
Congrats!
Posted on: Dec 29, 2017
Paulovic says:
Congrats on your ABBA museum review being featured, Vikram! And have a wonderful new years evening!
Posted on: Dec 28, 2017
stacey72 says:
Looks like fun! :)
Posted on: Dec 15, 2017
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