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“Adequate for undemanding nostalgists”
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ABBA The Museum
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Ranked #9 of 312 things to do in Stockholm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: ABBA The Museum is more than an ordinary museum. Naturally, the members’ costumes, gold records, original items, memorabilia, and much, much more are here. But at this museum you are an important part of the experience! We simply want you to experience the feeling of being the 5th ABBA member. To find out what you would look like in their legendary stage costumes, to sing at the Polar Studio, to experience exciting 3D avatars, and to enter the stage together with the band.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

I had high hopes for a deep analysis of ABBA's rise and fall, and neverending resurgence. But the displays were mostly superficial, which is perhaps appropriate for the sort of unchallenging pop music they produced.

Perhaps the best bits were the video where film director Lasse Hallstrom recounts the making-of their extremely low-budget and quickly produced - but rather innovative - videos. The discussion of their very talented and underappreciated sidemen was also useful (and honorable, given their anonymity).

But they wasted space with a large display showing what their backstage area looked like, and the interactive displays were mostly underwhelming, e.g. remixing a tune. Contemporary interviews with the members could have been much longer and substantial. Worst of all, the museum completely glosses over the cracks that led to ABBA's demise - the broken relationships, etc. You get to the end of the tour, and there's a cursory mention of their break-up, and that's it.

There is nothing to place the band within the context of its times -- though we do learn that the Swedish cognoscenti initially hated them. But what about when they became famous?). And what of ABBA's influence on current pop? None, I dare say.

You exit through the Swedish Music Hall of Fame, which should be amazing, but is similarly woeful. The gift shop was surprisingly limited. If you are a middle-aged granny, you will like this museum. Inquisitive folks will feel let down.

The museum should also ban visitors from wearing backbacks. Every time they turn around they unwittingly hit someone.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Very good museum about the most famous pop group from Svandinavia. The history was told in a cronologic sequence, and was very interesting. I recommend to rent a speaker to better catch the story

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

OK, gang, if you're not an ABBA fan, this is not the place for you. For those like myself and my wife, who go to ABBA parties and ABBA tribute concerts (since their touring and recording has been on hold over 20 years now), this is a must see place in Stockholm. We spent 4 hours perusing all the items they had on display and has great fun recording songs and "fifth member" videos.

We had a great time - even took the boat tour. Couldn't get the music out of our minds for days.

If you're not a fan, I know your scratching your head - what can I say?

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

A must for any ABBA enthusiast. Even enjoyable for those that were not big ABBA fans. The boat tour that takes you on an informative trip around the islands and drops you off at Djurgården is a great start to the ABBA experience.
The museum is wonderful with interactive activities. The audio guide is a must to get the whole ABBA story and is narrated by the members of ABBA.
Lots of memorabilia to purchase in the shop.
Overall a fantastic exhibition and would return again.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Abba museum is located near Skansen and Vasa-museum. It's walking distance from the centre and nice surroundings to spend a few hours or a day. Lots of cafes, restaurants and places to visit. If you are Abba-fan, this is your temple. Those who are just curious, this museum is not too big but interesting and fun!
The technology of museum unique and easy to use.Here is something to everybody; movies, music, fashion, karaoke and the shop.
Afterwards at home you can enjoy and remenber you visit with your enterance ticket. You account is valid for one month.

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