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“Unique museum”

Swedish Museum of Performing Arts
Ranked #106 of 303 things to do in Stockholm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In 2017 the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts will open in Stockholm. A new hub for music, theatre and dance - where innovation and cultural heritage meet. A Stage - a Forum - A Voice. A museum of human creativity.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique museum”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

This museum was our fourth stop in Stockholm. Beside the Vasa, this is an interesting place and it could be far more than that to music lovers like us, especially classical. There’s a lot of musical items and instruments from famous authors and writers from all over the world. The instruments have their own categories from different milestones. Very worth the money!

Visited November 2011
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We had so much fun here. It is so interactive. Well worth a visit no matter what your age!

Visited October 2011
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“Just as much fun for adults”
Reviewed 20 June 2011

One of the most fun attractions that I've visited in Stockholm and at 50kr for adults (free for children), one of the cheapest. The museum consists of several collections which have been merged over the years. These cover both music and theatre with the latter focussing on puppet theatre. Most of the exhibitions include hands on exhibits.

The first room focuses on instruments many of which can be played. These include stringed instruments from around the world and a more modern corner with electric drums, a keyboard and a guitar. The guitar included a fuzz/echo function - great if you fancy yourself as a member of Muse or the Foo Fighters. The theatre section was less hands on but there was a short show in Swedish featuring several trolls. Incomprehensible to me but our 3 year old loved it. You might want to avoid the the Threepenny Opera display if you have an inquiring younger child. Upstairs was a floor entirely dedicated to drumming from a round the world. Plenty of drums to play with and other displays allowed you to listen to samples of each drum. There was also a kitchen where you could just bash pots and pans around. The basement level consisted of several rooms. The ensemble exhibition showed musical styles and instruments used in Sweden stretching back over 500 years. It looked at what was enjoyed by different ages and classes. Interesting for adults but the one display which might bore kids. There was then a room which again provided an opportunity to make lots of noise. This contained various things that allowed you to experiment with sound as opposed to traditional instruments.

We spent about 90 minutes there but could easily have stayed longer and will definitely be going back. Quick tip - the entrance is not actually on Sibyllegatan but instead through a cobbled courtyard a few metres from the junction with Riddargatan.

Visited June 2011
2 Thank blackeberg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed 17 January 2010

Absolutely loved going to this museum although slightly tucked away it was a little hard to find! There are many different floors as I remember (I went last year, hoping to go again in a few months) - full of lots of different instruments that you can play yourself.. all ranging from old to modern.
Very interesting, very fun. Highly recommended.

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