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“Lady Hallwyl's obsessions make a good tour.”

Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet)
Ranked #20 of 303 things to do in Stockholm
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Owner description: WELCOME TO THE HALLWYL MUSEUMLeave the noise of the city behind you and step 100 years back in time! Walk through the doors of Hallwyl House, located at No.4 Hamngatan in the heart of Stockholm. Find out about Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl and her family – their fascinating history and the magnificent home she created at the end of the 19th century. The Countess’s dedicated collecting resulted in one of Sweden’s largest assemblages of art, porcelain and antique furniture. Experience period luxuries and modern conveniences in the Count and Countess’s lavish house, with its dining room, salons, smoking room, weapons room, billiards rooms and porcelain room!ADMISSION- SEK 70/Adult- Guided tour of all floors, including admission: SEK 100- Free entry for children up to 18 years of age.OPENING HOURSJan–Jun, Sep–Dec: Tue, Thu–Sun 12–4pm, Wed 12–7pmJul–Aug: Tue–Sun 10am–4pmAUDIO GUIDE: Swedish and English
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“Lady Hallwyl's obsessions make a good tour.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

After hearing about her life and obsessive collections, I now want to read about her. She catalogued everything in her house, including the cookwear. Her collection of rugs-never have I seen such a quality of blue green color in rugs. Stamped leather wallpaper near first floor gift shop. Check website for English tour times before going. This is a gem.

Visited June 2014
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“Old fashioned already when built”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We're really glad to have seen this place. It's not at all like the new building of this class in England in this period - William Morris, Philip Webb, Lutyens and so on - and the exterior does not at all match the interior, reflecting the different tastes of the builders. Full of wood panelling, the interior is rather heavy and indigestible. As with other Swedish museums in the care of the State that we've visited, the information for visitors who might want to delve a little deeper than notes on who the architect was to understand the motivation of the builders and context of their work, is strangely lacking.

Visited June 2014
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“A view on a different world”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I particularly liked thinking about the lady who had created the house and collection. It was interesting to speculate what she was like and her motivations. The portrait in the 'study' rather suggests that by the time she had succeeded in amassing such a collection that she was satisfied. It may feel a little cool, being always intended to be a museum, but interesting nevertheless.

Visited June 2014
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“Good Mansion House Museum”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We went to this museum as it was in a straight line with the army museum and the Swedish history museum. Also we had the Stockholm card which made all the museums free. We could walk to all three museums. This museum is a manor house fronting the street and is furnished in a style where money didn't matter. Very sumptious. As mentioned in previous reviews, the bedrooms were not included and could only be accessed via a guided tour and with extra cost. Nevertheless, the rest of the house was marvellous to see as were the various collections. If you like lavish city mansion houses, this will be a good visit. Look for the banner hanging over the front door, otherwise it might be a bit hard to find as it looks like other street houses from the outside.

Visited June 2014
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Don't misunderstand me, I liked the museum a lot, however, it was the fact that half of the collections are not for view and roped off. I did take a guided tour, but this was at best mediocre. The information was superficial and not at all encyclopaedic. We did manage to gain entry to just one upper floor out of bounds to ordinary visitors.The pace was too fast and we were unable to view some adjoining rooms where collections were displayed and lit. This wouldn't be so bad unless you consider that the displays were designed by their owner Wilhelmina von Hallwyl at her expence before she passed away for the benefit of people such as ourselves. Despite paying an entrance fee we are unable to marvel at the complete collections as she herself wished. Wilhelmina must be turning in her grave.

Visited June 2014
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