The Stockholm City Museum is one of the main attractions of the capital of Sweden. It is located on the square Ryssgården, which is translated as "Russian farmstead". The Museum building was designed and built by Tessin the senior at the end of the XVII century and it was called South hall. After the severe fire, the building was badly damaged and it was impossible to restore it. In 1685, Tessin the younger, the son of the founder of the Swedish Baroque, finished the building. Thus, the building got the view, which it has now.
There are many interesting moments in the history of the building. It housed a school and a church, a tavern and retail shops, a laundry and a chapel. There was a prison and a court. Even the theatre was located there. But since the 1930s, the building finally became a museum.
Visitors of the City Museum can learn the history of the Swedish capital. Stockholm was first mentioned in written documents in 1252. The subject matter of the Museum exhibitions is amazing coverage of different topics and areas. There is a separate exhibition, which is dedicated to the industrialization of the city and its modern development. Here you can see contemporary furniture design and cinematography, scientific discoveries and achievements, old photographs and collections of coins, of puppets and of wallpaper samples.
The themed excursions are arranged in the footsteps of the trilogy "Millennium" by Stieg Larsson, where everyone can see the memorable places connected with the film. The special room called "the Square" is created for kids. It has many levels.
The archive of the City Museum is huge. Here you can find much information about the Swedish capital. The special hall is used for this purpose. It can also be used for children's activities and concerts.
Closed for renovation till 2018
Ryssgården, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 508 316 20
59° 19′ 11″ N, 18° 4′ 14″ E