Voulez-vous have some serious fun on your upcoming trip to Stockholm? Make sure to take a chance on the Swedish capital’s most pulsating attraction, ABBA The Museum, where for a small sum of money, money, money, long-established souper troupers and new fans get to wallow in pop history and party with legends (and no, you’re not required to use this many puns!).
Though it’s only been open for a few years, the quirky museum has quickly become one of the city’s most beloved institutions, and who’d be surprised? There’s plenty to see here – from the original puppets of ABBA’s ‘The Last Video’ to the ABBA-copter from the ‘Arrival’ cover shoot…Here are all the goodies you can’t afford to miss!
Perform alongside ABBA holograms on a flashy stage
Ever dreamed of being the fifth member of one of the most iconic pop bands of all time? Well, now’s your chance. Jump on the museum’s laser-laden stage and belt out a classic hit of your choice (we went for ‘Mamma Mia’, if you must know).
It might take some courage performing alongside holograms of Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Benny and Björn in front of strangers, but believe us – your inner ‘Dancing Queen’ will come out the moment the music comes on. This is a truly memorable sing-and-dance-along experience that, caught on camera, will have friends and family in giggles for years to come… Needless to say, it’s a total must!
Marvel at all the fabulous memorabilia
While we’ve all seen dry displays in history museums before, ABBA The Museum is jam-packed with exciting exhibits that actually made history! Wander around the gallery’s many rooms and discover glitzy souvenirs of a 380-million-sold-records-spanning career (just let that sink in for a minute).
From original gold and platinum records dating back to the ‘70s and ‘80s, to the flamboyant outfits Sweden’s favourite band wore in their music videos, on stage and on TV; it’s all here. The museum collection is the largest body of ABBA-related memorabilia to be found anywhere in the world – if you weren’t a dedicated fan walking in, you’ll be one walking out!
Check out the ‘Mamma Mia! Behind the Movie Magic’ exhibition
Did you really need us to tell you to check out an exhibition that features clothes worn by the one and only, Meryl Streep? Of course not. Other than Mrs. Streep’s legendary braces, the ‘Mamma Mia’ exhibition offers all sorts of insights into how the popular Hollywood movies using ABBA’s music catalogue came to be…
Get the inside scoop on how some of the most thrilling scenes were shot (choreography is an art form; you heard it here first) and star in an impromptu photoshoot featuring Meryl’s turquoise Land Rover! You’ll have to hurry up though – come April, the exhibition will be replaced by a new one…
Drink and dine at Pop House Restaurant & Bar
If all that exulting around ABBA The Museum is getting you all gimme, gimme, gimme some food and a drink; don’t move. Just stay on site to indulge in the scrumptious delights available from Pop House Restaurant (the ravioli with pan-fried mushrooms, chestnuts and courgette are a personal favourite) and wash them down with a Pop House Lager!
The casual eatery part of ABBA-owned Pop House Hotel focuses on Mediterranean tapas-sized delicacies ideal for sharing with friends, though who could be blamed for ordering a hearty pizza all for themselves? Remember to show staff your museum admission ticket for a special discount – be rude not to eat here!