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Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet)
Ranked #12 of 319 things to do in Stockholm
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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
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Impressive collection and display of turn of the century upper class life in Stockholm. Make sure to take the tour to get full house and appreciate all aspects of house.

Thank shawnday
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Was interesting, but much bigger and better sights to see in Stockholm. Some sort of weird exhibit on undergarments going on when I was there.

Thank madtaxer
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

A super visit for antique dealers and collectors. Imagine living in Stockholm, with almost unlimited financial resources, building a beautiful house on one of the finest streets, and simply stuffing it full of everything that you appreciated that came up at auction......

It is amazing how tastes and styles have changed. This woman was extremely interested in paintings and porcelain.

The tour guides (in many languages) are very well informed.

For the antique dealers: this Museum is just across the bridge from the auction house, Bukowskis.

For Mediterranean's and vegetarians: there is a very comfortable, Lebanese lunch restaurant just a few steps from the front door. Good value. A very friendly. Serve yourself lunch buffet which I found very good value.

Thank TheSwedishBeaver
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a lovely museum and very easy to miss as it only has a small sign outside. There is an extraordinary collection of porcelain and other household items used in the house. There was also a temporary exhibition "Beneath the Covers" which was an exhibition of men's and women's underwear from the last 200 years. No wonder the wealthy needed ladies maids and valets to help them get dressed. It was quite arduous, especially for the women. Children would probably enjoy this temporary exhibition.

Thank TravelbugVietnam
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Hallwylska Museum is located on Hamngatan, the central artery of Stockholm's downtown commercial district. That's why it surprising to discover a museum there. You will find the Hallwylska opposite Berzelli Park and a stone's throw from Dramaten, the Royal Theater. It's a throwback to the turn of the century, when a wealthy Swedish-Swiss couple put their soul and money into creating a luxurious home in the city for the winter. Just look up the website and get the details from other reviews.

It's probably a good place to visit when it's a rainy day and the price of the entrance ticket is reasonable. Some tips: the guided tour in English takes you to a few rooms that are not accessible when you visit alone. The upstairs area is less impressive -- basically a bathroom and uninteresting bedrooms, but the salons, billiards room and other areas on the second floor are worth seeing for their decorations if you enjoy seeing how the wealthy Swedes lived back then. For weapon buffs, check out the incredible collection of pistols and swords that are encased in glass. When you enter the building, you climb stairs to the rooms. An audio guide is recommended if you're not part of a tour group because it also gives you information about the family. Not recommended for small kids or teenagers. Exhibitions are staged there, so check what's on before you go there. The staff is helpful if you have questions.

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