Hallwyl Museum is one of many popular attractions of Stockholm. It is located in the heart of the city. This five-storeyed castle with 40 rooms was built by the architect of Sweden Isaak Gustaf Clason in 1898.
Before the erection of the castle, this place was full of shacks that were demolished before starting the construction works. The couple of counts Hallwyl in the person of Walter and Wilhelmina spared no expense for its erection. Thanks to this, the present-day castle has such an impressive magnificence. In 1920, the Hallwyl residence was donated by the countess Wilhelmina to the Swedish state. And after 18 years, the Museum was opened there. It was named after the couple of founders of the castle. The Museum attracts many tourists from different countries of the world.
The decor of the Hallwyl Museum is a mix of several styles of the XVII and XVIII centuries. The castle itself is also made in combination of different architectural styles: the Venetian late Gothic and the one of the early Spanish Renaissance era.
This magnificent Museum contains a unique collection of porcelain, weapons, antique furniture and beautiful paintings. The Museum's collection includes more than 50 000 interesting exhibits.
The halls of the Museum host various exhibitions. And different shows for children are organized on weekends. Everyone can taste amazing wines in the wine cellar of the Hallwyl castle. There are inscriptions at the front entrance of the Museum in 10 languages.
January – June & September - December:
II - V: 12:00 - 16:00;
III: 12:00 - 19:00;
VI - VII: 11:00 - 17:00;
July - August:
II - VII: 10:00 - 19:00.
Closed: 1 January, 14 April, 1 May, 20–25 June, 24–26 December, 31.