Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), Stockholm

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Housed in what was once a home to Count and Countess von Hallwyl, Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) gives a glimpse into the life of Swedish royalty, particularly during the Victorian period. The estate was given to the Swedish government in 1920 on the grounds that it would remain unaltered. Today you can walk the halls of this preserved historical home, which exhibits about 50,000 objects and artifacts collected by its former tenants. The Countess acquired many pieces of art during her travels with the intention of eventually founding a museum. Along with the Skokloster Castle and the Royal Armory, this national museum is part of a government agency grouping that educates visitors on the history of Sweden. Use our Stockholm trip itinerary maker site to add Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) and other attractions to your Stockholm vacation plans.
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  • Make sure this museum is on your list of must-sees. Opulent interior, fascinating history and a sumptuous restaurant in the inner courtyard.  more »
  • This is a beautiful example of a rich 19th century house. There are small treasures that were part of the everyday life of the owner. Definitely go here if you want to see how beautiful and elegants.....  more »
  • Very well maintained example of what a wealthy family's palace was in a not so far away past. One step into the entry, and you are many steps back into past. Well worth a visit, it is central and...  more »
  • The museum 5/5. Stunning if you're interested in history. Friendly and well informed staff. The restaurant 3/5. Despite a wonderful setting and good service, the loud noise from the bar section as well as a main course that didn't meet the expectations made me feel there was room for improvement.
  • This place is actually a museum / bar / restaurant. But i think it’s only occurred during the summer. I went to the bar/restaurant, not the museum part. The most unique part of this place, I would say, is the building. Old-style Scandinavian building. Price is a bit higher than regular bars, but it’s worth the money. Beautiful restaurant.
  • Lovely museum with a fascinating history which is amazingly free. In the summer the center courtyard opens up to a cafe. There's a small kid's play area by the lockers, which is helpful for adults to trade off visiting the many we'll preserved rooms.
  • Surprisingly enough, this is not a review about the museum it's about the little hideout in the atrium which you probably wouldn't expect at the first glance. I actually found it by accident but was very positively surprised. It's first of all the style of the old building and the atmosphere but as well the very nicely incorporated bar which offers a variety of cocktails and summer drinks and let you relax from a busy shopping day or city tour you might have done. Definitely worth checking it out and enjoying some time to relax! 😊 👍
  • A true hidden gem. Unassuming entryway, but once inside you see it is something truly different. A time capsule - as intended. Take the guided tour, they will make the museum come alive.

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