Voulez Vous Abba!?
My friends and family back home have been waiting for me to post about my visit to the ABBA museum in Stockholm! And if you are a big ABBA fan, you should definitely go if you are ever in Stockholm! It was awesome!
As soon as Milan, Malin and I arrived in Stockholm we parked the car and asked for directions to the museum. It was only a ten minute walk before I saw the pictures and signs of ABBA outside the doors to the building.
When we entered the building we heard ABBA songs playing on the loudspeaker, and everyone seemed pretty pumped! We bought our tickets and headed to the basement where the museum started.
The museum had videos, displays and even activities you could do! They displayed props from their shows like costumes and sets, and they had bio’s on each person. I learned a lot about how the band came to be and how they grew to be so popular. There was this headset thing you could get that even had personal stories, shared by ABBA themselves!
The activities you could do were really fun! There was one section that had a stage and microphone and animated ABBA characters that were 3D on stage. Basically you could be the “fifth” member and sing on stage with them! Me and Milan gave it a go! It was quite funny!
There was another spot where you could “record” an ABBA song and “try out” to be the fifth member. Malin and I sang Money Money Money.
Also, in one room we could be in one of the music videos! So there was lots to do and see!
Once we got through the ABBA part of the museum, there was another museum in the same building that is new! It was the Swedish Music Hall of Fame! It was really interesting. It had a timeline of how music was recorded, and even rooms with each decade where you could listen to the most popular songs of each year in the decade.
We spent a couple hours there, but I’m sure we could have stayed even longer! There was so many people that it was hard to read all of the displays and we went in January! I can’t imagine how busy it is in the summer. But I highly recommend people to go! Even if you don’t know the band that well, you will learn a lot about ABBA and Swedish music! There is also an awesome gift shop, so you can buy gifts for friends and family who are fans! You will surely be a favourite afterwards ; )