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“Diverse exhibits, great open space”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fotografiska

Fotografiska
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$69.29*
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Stockholm Pass
Ranked #5 of 301 things to do in Stockholm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Fotografiska is a vital centre for contemporary photography in the heart of Stockholm. The museum is a popular meeting point not only because of its exhibitions featuring the work of world renown photographers, but also for the museum's fantastic view and great food.Previous exhibitions: Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sarah Moon, Sally Mann, Anton Corbijn and Albert Watson.Fotografiska also offers workshops, courses in photography, live bands, and much more. Opening hours: Every day. 9-23 (Mon-Sun), except Christmas Eve & Midsummer's Eve. Welcome!
Ekero, Sweden
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“Diverse exhibits, great open space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

I love photography and do not like museums (in general) so don't be put off by the fact they call it a museum. It is modern gallery and the organizers put a lot of thought and effort into the combination of the artists they showcase. Except for the current exhibit, which is comprised only of Swedish photographers, the other times I have gone it has been a great way to experience the main show, often of a well-known photographer, as well as other unknown, thought provoking, or controversial photographer's work.

There are great views from the cafe on the upper floor, and the coffee and cakes are good, although I would not eat lunch there as it is not good value for money (have a dagenslunch elsewhere). One drawback is it is quite a walk from Slussen (about 10 minutes) and it can be confusing to get out of Slussen and cross the street. It is easier to walk from Gamla Stan in some ways (look on the map), unless you are traveling with people with mobility issues, and then taking a cab is an option.

Fotografiska's opening hours and days are excellent and except for two days a year (I believe) they are open all year round. I highly recommend the walk from Slussen. And if you have the energy, cross the street, go up the stairs and have food at Hermann's.

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting exhibitions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Interesting exhibitions and a great café. Make time for the museum shop. It's well stocked with interesting books and great souvenirs.

Visited October 2012
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“Small but nicely narrated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

It is some 10 mins walk from the metro station. But it's worth it. The cafe shop has wide windows making the picturesque seaview very enjoyable.

The exhibitions are well narrated with interviews of the photographers; bearing some of their personal background & work details. For those shown during my visit, there was a balanced mix of photographers (Sally Mann, Strindberg) but nothing too technical. Since exhibits change quite frequently, make sure to check their website on the exhibit details before you go.

The museum shop is also quite nice; but certain books may be out of stock easily.

Visited September 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Obviously a bit up itself - and why not? As it boasts - the largest gallery space dedicated to contemporay photography in Europe. Also wonderful views from the cafe on the top floor. Good expo in October/November of Christolph Stolholm - his pics of freaks and trannies have loads more empathy than Diane Arbus for example. Huge range of photography books in its shop. Get off the bus as soon as you cross the bridge from Gamla Stan and walk along the quayside.

Visited October 2012
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“Didn't quite live up to expectations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We really looked forward to this museum and views from the restaurant. The views from the cafe lived up to expectations but the exhibits didn't quite hit the spot. We put it down to the exhibitions that were during our visit as some of the posters for others we reallyl liked the look of

Visited October 2012
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