Other Museums, Stockholm
Right in the middle of the Old Town, you can learn about the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel, and the Nobel Laureates and their visions. Guided tours, interesting films, and diverse objects take you on a journey from idea to the Nobel Banquet.
Kafé Satir serves Swedish specialties and Nobel ice cream. The museum shop has something for everyone. Visit the Nobel Museum and be inspired by ideas that changed the world.
The museum opened in the spring of 2001 for the centenary of the Nobel Prize. Since, the great demand for guided tours from school classes have made the premises in the old town cramped for space, and ambitions are to relocate the institution to a more suitable building on Skeppsholmen an islet further east in central Stockholm already interlarded with museums and others related institutions.
"Can you stop time?" That is the question posed by the museum Hallwyllska. And this museum has done its best to do just this.
The Hallwylska Museum consists of a private house built in the 1890's. The house, the interiors and the furniture have been preserved exactly as they were when the owner passed away some 60 years ago.
On the guided tours you go around and see the rooms and the extensive art collections, china collections and weapons collections of the eccentric countess Hallwyll and her husband. You really get to step into a bourgeois home of the early 20th century. It is very impressing, and sometiimes weird - they even kept the trash in the dust-bins exactly as it was!
The down-side is that you are only allowed to visit with a guide, no free browsing, no lingering in front of a cabinet. The guides try to reenact the old days a bit, making it into a more complete experience, I suppose. But they do hurry a lot, you don't get to stay as long as you want, because the next group is waiting. Still, I definitely recommend a visti.
Thielska Gallery has a rare collection of nordic art from around the turn of the century. The Bank man Ernest Thiel was a dear friend to some of his times great nordic painters as Edward Munch, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors, Eugène Janssson and a few others.
Make sure you check out the Open Air Museum. It is in Stockholm, but it is a park, and a good break from the bustling city life. There, they have all these old houses, taken from different parts of the country and reassembled in the museum. It's really peaceful.
Make sure you try ou the hotdog wrapped in some kind of bread, filled with ketchup at one of the venders there.
If you are at all interested in dance I'd recommend the Dance Museum near the Opera House. It's free and has exhibits that include lots of video clips of dancing around the world.