Millesgarden, Lidingo

#4 of 62 in Parks in Stockholm County
Located in the studio and home of sculptor Carl Milles, Millesgarden brings art and nature together. This art museum and sculpture garden provides an oasis for art lovers. Carl Milles and his wife (and fellow artist) Olga Milles acquired the property in 1906 and used it to showcase not just their own works but art from around the world. Tour their house and studio and view the couple's antiques. See international art exhibited alongside Milles' works, including his sculpture "God's Hand," which is on permanent display. Plan a trip to Lidingo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Millesgården on Lidingö is a fantastic experience when visiting Stockholm in every season of the year. The museum with original sculptures från ancient Rome, the studio of the sculptor Carl Milles, th...  more »
  • Interesting sculptures. Think summer is here much better, because even on the janvarski the rain is worth seeing!
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  • Since we live on the island we go here several times per year to watch the arts and we love it. We can strongly recommend Millesgården.  more »
  • Peaceful oasis with lots of items of interest. We cycled out to Millesgarden from the city centre. There's a good cycle path all the way there. The current exhibition was really interesting plus the permanent museum pieces, all had good information boards in Swedish and English. The cafe is excellent too.
  • The ponds and fountains were dry, probably because of near freezing temperatures. The view is nice and it's the only thing of note. Nothing amazing otherwise.
  • Interesting place; expect a quiet half day in a nice garden surrounding the villa that was the residence of artists Carl and Olga Milles while they lived in Sweden. Even if you have never heard of them (I hadn't) the museum is worth a visit if you can spare at least half a day because it is quite a distance away from downtown Stockholm. The museum features their work as well their private collection of Roman sculptures. The place was undergoing massive renovation that spoil the experience a bit; hopefully the results will be for the better because the garden carried a slight air of neglect.
  • The museum itself is nice and has interesting exibitions. The outdoors part has a great view and is a nice place to go when it's sunny ans warm. The restaurant in this museum has tasty food, a nice environment but is really expensive with dishes costing around 200 kr. They also sell fresh meet and fish.
  • Millesgarden is the former home of art collector Carl Milles and his wife. It features a lovely collection of artwork including an outdoor sculpture garden and a rotating gallery inside the collectors previous home. The garden has great views of Stockholm by the water and while small, has plenty to see. The house's exterior was being repaired when I was there, but guests are still able to access the house and explore the collection inside, including a small portion that was not permanent to Millesgarden. While I was there alone, I thought this would be a lovely place to take a date, if they are a fan of different types of art. There is also a restaurant available, though I can't comment on it as I did not eat there, however it looked nice based on what I could see. I quite enjoyed my afternoon there exploring the grounds.

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