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“An amazing little gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet)

Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet)
Hamngatan 4, Stockholm, Sweden
0046 (0)8 402 30 99
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Owner description: WELCOME TO THE HALLWYL MUSEUMLeave the noise of the city behind you and step 100 years back in time! Walk through the doors of Hallwyl House, located at No.4 Hamngatan in the heart of Stockholm. Find out about Countess Wilhelmina von Hallwyl and her family – their fascinating history and the magnificent home she created at the end of the 19th century. The Countess’s dedicated collecting resulted in one of Sweden’s largest assemblages of art, porcelain and antique furniture. Experience period luxuries and modern conveniences in the Count and Countess’s lavish house, with its dining room, salons, smoking room, weapons room, billiards rooms and porcelain room!ADMISSION- SEK 70/Adult- Guided tour of all floors, including admission: SEK 100- Free entry for children up to 18 years of age.OPENING HOURSJan–Jun, Sep–Dec: Tue, Thu–Sun 12–4pm, Wed 12–7pmJul–Aug: Tue–Sun 10am–4pmAUDIO GUIDE: Swedish and English
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“An amazing little gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This was such a beautiful private home, preserved on the main island in Stockholm. A very wealthy countess collected beautiful works of art, tapestries, porcelain, armor, and furniture, decorating an elegant and gorgeous mansion in the early 1900s. Her house has been preserved perfectly.

We paid 60 SEK for admission and saw ten rooms on the first floor (including smoking room, billiard room, porcelain room, armory, morning room, dining room). The second floor is only accessible on private tours, which are daily in Swedish and Saturdays only in English. We were unable to see these - but it didn't matter - the rooms we did see were amazing. I have seen a LOT of fine houses/estates around Europe, but this one was unique.

Also, we paid 20 SEK for an audio guide, which was very nice, but a bit superfluous. Just after showing your tickets there is a written guide (in multiple languages including English) which is an exact transcription of the audio guide. It definitely helps to have some sort of guidance as you go through the rooms, to explain the artists and source of various works.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Visited September 2012
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“How the Swedish nobility lived”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is a museum but really is a large, private, city house, left to the nation by the last noble occupant. It offers great insights into how the social elite lived; in a kind of sumptuous, overblown opulence. Having said this, the residence is a very good example of furnishings, paintings, sculpture and other decorative elements, which collectively, sum up the house and its occupants over time. A private tour allows greater access to more places and this is certainly worth a visit in a city of many interesting options.

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“Very interesting and worth visiting hidden museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The museum is excellent! it is a bit hidden - does not stand out like other palaces - but the interiors you can see are worth visiting. Take a guided tour (even in swedish) to get access to kitchen, and second floor.

Visited August 2012
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“Very nice but very small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Take the metro to Ostermalmstorg and walk down the street. When you see the water on the left, turn right and the museum is right there. Upon arriving there was a brass band playing music right inside the archway which was quite nice and added a sense of elegance upon entering. Upon entering there is a gift shop where you have to purchase your tickets. For the 2 of us it was about $20. Then you go up 2 flights of stairs and the individual rooms are off the staircase. You can view evrything in 15 to 25 mins. After saying that we did not opt for the tour which is supposed to include more rooms that you can not access with the regular ticket. We are not really guided tour people so we may have missed out.

Visited September 2012
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“Another great mansion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Beautiful building. So interesting to see how the rich lived in the late 1800s/early 1900s. So much 'stuff' to see, actually an unbelievable amount. Her daughter was an artist & made the big statue under the steps in the entry hall as well as many items on the top floor as well as the sculptures in the niches in the alley on the top floor. This is 1 of the most expensive private homes ever built in Sweden. My 2nd favorite must-see in Stockholm.

Visited August 2012
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