Culture vultures

Stockholm is teeming with culture, offering an impressive range of cultural activities, from museums, art galleries and exhibitions to concerts, plays and musicals. Here are some pointers for soaking up the culture in our beautiful city.

Artipelag

Hop on a ferry at Nybrokajen for a scenic boat trip to Arkipelag, an international venue for art and good food, privately funded by the founders of Babybjörn. Beautifully set on Värmdö in the Stockholm Archipelago, it is just 20 minutes from the city centre. Take in the exhibition and eat a delectable lunch on-site, inside or out, with magnificent sea views as your backdrop. Arkipelag’s menu takes inspiration from the current exhibition and is sourced from local, ecological producers.

Hallwyl Museum

After lunch, enjoy the boat ride back to Nybrokajen and then stroll over to the Hallywyl Museum, the former home of Count and Countess Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, and today one of Stockholm's most eccentric and engaging cultural Institutions. This palatial residence was built as a winter home for the immensely rich couple, completed in 1898. Sip a drink in the exquisite inner courtyard, while admiring the fine architecture and clientele.

Konstnärsbaren

Eat dinner at Konstnärsbaren (The artists’ bar), or KB as it is known by the locals. Founded in 1931, the restaurant is located just around the corner from Sweden’s main stage, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, and various other cultural institutions. A favourite watering hole of the cultural elite, KB is also a stronghold of Swedish home cooking. Still decorated with the original art work and furniture, there are some real gems to be seen – ask to see the private dining room upstairs before you leave.