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Open museums & things to do in Stockholm during Corona

2020-11-09
Open museums & things to do in Stockholm during Corona

Art and sightseeing with precautionary measures

The summer saw a welcome return of many of the popular museums in Stockholm that were forced to temporary close their doors due to the spread of Corona virus during the spring. Unfortunately, as the winter approaches the spread of infection has increased and many museums have closed yet again. But there are a few that remain open – of course with extra precautionary measures to create a safe environment for visitors and staff. Read about what you can do in Stockholm during November 2020, there is still plenty of culture and sightseeing to experience! Make sure to check each attraction’s website for information and opening hours – things can change quickly!

Unique Dance Museum in Central Stockholm

The Dance Museum is one of a kind and here you can experience dance, theatre and costume design through exiting artefacts such as masks, costume sketches and stage models from all over the world. Suitable for all ages!

Precautionary measures: Fewer visitors allowed, staff dedicated to ensure a safe distance between visitors and markings on the floor to indicate safe distance.
Address: Drottninggatan 17, Stockholm 
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11am–5pm and  Saturday – Sunday: 12pm-4 pm

The Butterfly House at Haga Ocean

Are you interested in nature and life both above and below the sea? Make sure to plan a visit to The Butterfly House at Haga Ocean. Wander through the tropical green houses as exotic butterflies fly freely around you. Learn more about the butterflies’ special mating dance, what the larva eat and if you’re lucky you might see a butterfly hatch. In the aquarium you can find the largest shark tank in Scandinavia, filled with tropical fish and reef sharks.

Precautionary measures: Haga Ocean follow Government guidelines and recommendations. They will stay open as usual but have implemented precautionary measures. 
Address: Fjärilshuset i Hagaparken 
Opening Hours: Daily 10 am – 4 pm

Boat sightseeing Under the bridges of Stockholm

Experience central Stockholm, Old Town, trendy Södermalm, beautiful Royal Djurgården and much more with classic sightseeing tour Under the bridges of Stockholm. This is the perfect way to see the most and best of Stockholm from the water whilst listening to the interesting guiding onboard. Perfect family activity! Guiding available in 11 languages. 

Precautionary measures: Reduced number of guests onboard, frequent cleaning, safe distances. Read about Stromma’s precautionary measures
Address: Strömkajen, Stockholm 
Opening Hours: Departures Friday – Sunday at 11am and 2 pm – prebook your ticket. 

Stockholm Museum of Photography

The Stockholm Museum of Photography is the biggest collection of photography in the world. Here you can see exhibitions by some of the most famous photographers in the world, join a photography class our enjoy a bite to eat in the restaurant. They are currently showing exhibitions by famous Swedish photographer Mattias A. Klum as well as Miles Aldridge’s exhibition ”Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn. Photographs 1999 to 2020”, a mix of pop art, bright colours and dark humour. See all current exhibitions on their website.

Precautionary measures: Tickets must be bought in advance, allocated slots with reduced number of visitors, tickets are valid for a limited amount of time. See all precautionary measures.   
Address: Stadsgårdshamnen 22, Stockholm 
Opening Hours: Daily between 10 am and 11pm – tickets must be booked in advance.

Millesgården Museum at Lidingö

Art museum Millesgården was originally the home of sculptor Carl Milles and his wife, artist Olga Milles. It currently serves as a museum with an antiques collection, a park filled with sculptures, an art hall, shop and restaurant. Stroll through the park and enjoy inspiring art.

Precautionary measures: Limited number of visitors in the art hall, staff to help visitors keep a safe distance, hand sanitizer readily available. Read about Millesgårdens Museum’s precautionary measures.   
Address: Herserudsvägen 32, Lidingö 
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 5pm

Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde at Royal Djurgården

Visit one of Sweden’s most beautiful art museums, originally the home of Prince Eugen. Here you can visit the royal mansion and the Prince’s reception room that has been kept exactly as it was in his day. Other parts of the museum host a collection of Prince Eugen’s own art, parts of his collections and temporary exhibitions. There is also a beautiful park filled with sculptures.  
 
Precautionary measures: Large rooms with plenty of space, fewer visitors, signs to help keep a safe distance.
Address: Prins Eugens väg 6, Djurgården, Stockholm 
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Spritmuseum – food, tastings & exhibition

At Spritmuseum (the Liquor Museum) you can enjoy a tasty bite to eat, book a liquor tasting or visit the current exhibition ”The Party is over” that has been curated by Elisabeth Ohlson. The exhibition takes you back to the 80’s and 90’s in NYC when the AIDS epidemic began to claim young lives by the thousands. The exhibition also showcases the strength of the LGBTQI+ movement’s counter-reaction.

Precautionary measures: Number of visitors are limited to 50, frequent cleaning and hand sanitizer available. Read about Spritmuseum’s precautionary measures.  
Address: Djurgårdsvägen 38, Stockholm 
Öppettider: Monday-Wednesday:  10am - 5pm and Thursday-Saturday: 12pm-5pm

Archipelago tour with guide

This is one of the best ways to experience the archipelago, regardless if you are a current resident or just visiting Stockholm. During the autumn the archipelago is extra colourful and you can enjoy nature’s firework of green, yellow and orange tones reflecting in the sea. The guide onboard tells fascinating stories about the archipelago and sights you pass.  
 
Precautionary measures: Reduced number of guests onboard, frequent cleaning, safe distances. Read about Stromma’s precautionary measures
Address: Strandvägen Berth 15, Stockholm 
Opening Hours: Departures Saturday and Sunday at 12pm – prebook your ticket.

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum in Vasaparken

Sven Harry’s Art Museum (Sven Harrys konstmuseum) is a unique art museum located in central Stockholm, just by Vasaparken. They are currently showing the exhibition Bakom hörnet vindens jojk [“Around the Corner, the Wind’s Joik”]that  presents a geographic and cultural landscape that is distant, yet familiar.You can also book a guided tour of Sven Harry’s own home, which focuses on the private art collection and history.

Precautionary measures: Number of visitors are limited to 30, safe distance is encouraged and cleaning is frequent.
Address: Eastmansvägen 10-12, Stockholm 
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Friday: 11am – 7pm and Saturday-Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Art Gallery Thielska Galleriet at Blockhusudden

Located on the beautiful island of Royal Djurgården you can find Thielska Galleriet, one of the most renowned art galleries in Sweden. The art collection features famous names such as Carl Larsson, Edvard Munch, Eugène Jansson and Bruno Liljefors. There is also a park with sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland and Auguste Rodin. 
 
Precautionary measures: Limited amount of visitors, measures to prevent queing and no public exhibitions currently inside. See Thielska Galleriet’s precautionary measures
Address: Sjötullsbacken 8, Stockholm 
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday : 12pm – 5pm (Thursdays 12pm – 8pm)

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