Back in 1974, the Swedish band ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest with their song "Waterloo." Following this triumph, the band's hits continued to soar, propelling them to become one of the most famous pop groups of all time.
Iconic tunes like "Dancing Queen," "Mamma Mia," "Chiquitita," "Super Trouper," and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" swiftly ascended to the top of the charts across Europe and globally. Relive these number-one hits at the ABBA Museum – the ultimate spot to bask in their musical legacy!
What to see at the Abba Museum
Beyond a mere museum, ABBA The Museum is a revered shrine to the Swedish band. Within its walls, visitors can trace the journey of Agnetha, Björn, Benny, and Anni-Frid from their childhood in Stockholm to their ascent in the music world.
Diverse rooms in the museum showcase performances through videos, rare photographs, guitars, personal artifacts, recreated offices, and even a replica of the Polar Studio, where many of their songs were recorded.
The most prized segment of the museum is the array of original ABBA costumes and gold records. The exhibition features vibrant costumes from their Eurovision days, attire from the Mamma Mia musical, and other eccentric outfits that defined ABBA's style.
Photographs, press excerpts, and interview snippets allow visitors to track the post-ABBA journeys of each band member. Curious about their paths after the group separated? ABBA The Museum offers insights into the individual lives of each member.
A fully interactive museum
Undoubtedly, ABBA The Museum stands out as Stockholm's most engaging and well-equipped museum. Visitors have the opportunity to step into Meryl Streep's shoes on the Mamma Mia stage, dance alongside holograms of the four artists, record their performances, and test their knowledge of the group with the ABBA quiz test.
Among the most remarkable items are a Ring-Ring phone, the number of which is known only to ABBA members, and a piano connected to the one in Benny's house—it plays when he plays!
The ABBA Museum in Stockholm is a place to explore with a good amount of time, immersing yourself in each room and making the most of all its interactive experiences.
May to September:
Daily: from 9 am to 8 pm
September to Deciember:
Monday and Tuesday: from 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: from 10 am to 8 pm
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: from 10 am to 6 pm
Adults: 250 kr (US$ 24.10)
Students: 175 kr (US$ 16.90)
Children from 7 to 15 years old: 95 kr (US$ 9.20)
Children under 7 years old: free