The Vasa Museum
The Vasa is the best-preserved 17th century ship in the world, the most popular museum in Scandinavia and one of the foremost tourist sights in the world. The impressive warship sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 but was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. She has since then been restored and can now be seen with her complete lower rigging at the Vasa Museum – the only museum of its kind in the world. Surrounding the ship are several permanent exhibitions, cinemas, a shop and a restaurant.
Address: Galärvarvsvägen 14. T 08-519 548 00. Walking dist. 15–20 min.
The Moderna Museet, on Skeppsholmen, is a place for lovers of art and culture, whether young or old. Here you will find one of Europe’s most distinguished collection of modern and contemporary art with key works from the hands of Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Meret Oppenheim and many others. The Restaurant, The Coffee Bar and Café Blom offer exquisite meals and there are gifts to be purchased from the museum’s shop. Free admission. www.modernamuseet.se.
Address: Skeppsholmen. T 08-520 235 00. Walking dist. 5 min.
The Nobel Museum
The Nobel Museum is situated in one of Stockholm’s most beautiful 18th-century buildings. As you step inside the Nobel Museum you’ll meet 900 laureates who have received the Nobel Prize so far. The Nobel Laureates and their visions are reflected in unique objects and films. Turn your café chair and find signatures of Nobel Laureates. Daily guided tours take you all the way from an idea to the Nobel Prize. www.nobelmuseum.se
Address: Stortorget 2. T 08-534 818 00. Walking dist. 10 min.