Walk in. Dance out.
ABBA The Museum is more than an ordinary museum. Naturally, the members’ costumes, gold records, original items, memorabilia, and much, much more are here. But at this museum you are an important part of the experience! We simply want you to experience the feeling of being the 5th ABBA member. To find out what you would look like in their legendary stage costumes, to sing at the Polar Studio, to experience exciting hologram illusions, and to enter the stage together with the band. Your material will be recorded on your personal ID number on your ticket.
THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO
THE POLAR STUDIO
Few places are as strongly connected with ABBA as the Polar Studio. At the museum you will have a unique opportunity to see and feel items such as the mixing desk used at the location where the sound was created.
The big breakthrough! Welcome to Brighton, 1974, where you will experience plenty of unique original items from the victory!
At the museum there is a very special piano, it's self-playing piano. And it’s only Benny who has access to it. And you never know when it will play...
Only four people in the entire world have the number for our special telephone. So be sure to answer if it rings!
Listen to the members’ own stories and memories from their amazing career. The manuscript for the audio guide has been specially written by Catherine Johnson, who wrote the screenplay for the Mamma Mia! movie.
Travel back to the moment when it all started. Welcome to the place where Björn and Benny first met: the Folkpark in 1966!
If you’ve sold more than 379 million records you’ll receive plenty of gold records. See for yourself!
A major band like ABBA requires plenty of office work. Visit Stikkan's office in Stockholm.
A proud father’s collection. Have a look at Gunnar Ulvaeus’ unique press cuttings from his original scrap books.
The Arrival helicopter from the classic LP Cover is at the museum. Have a seat behind the controls!
THE DANCE FLOOR
Enter the dance floor and strut your stuff on the flashing floor!
At the end of 1982 ABBA decided to take a break, but their presence is still felt. For example through the world’s most successful film musical, Mamma Mia!
Apart from the music, ABBA are perhaps mainly known for their amazing, crazy and spectacular stage costumes. Naturally, they’re on display here!
Experience Lasse Hallström’s classic music videos.
This is where the magic happened. Welcome to the archipelago island where many of the classic songs were born.
ALSO INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET
SWEDISH MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Swedish Music Hall of Fame is the place where Swedish popular music and its rich history will will have its own platform with unique events, exclusive gigs, interesting exhibitions, and a “Hall of Fame” of the legends of Swedish popular music. Swedish popular music is a part of our cultural heritage and a cornerstone for Sweden in international terms. ABBA, Roxette, The Knife, The Sounds, Max Martin, The Cardigans, First Aid Kit, Swedish House Mafia and Robyn are just a few of the many artists associated with “the Swedish music wonder”. The need to gather together this rich cultural treasure and connect its history to the music scene of today is the basis for the foundation of the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. A place where everybody is welcome to be inspired, to inform themselves, to play, listen or just enjoy the music – Swedish Music Hall of Fame will be a musical meeting-place.
THE HISTORY OF SWEDISH POPULAR MUSIC
When the doors open you will get a wide-ranging and intimate view of Swedish popular music from 1920 until today. Each decade is represented by its own room where time has been captured through music videos, lyrics, items, and more. In these rooms the visitor will get a feeling for the specific spirit of the times and its music. Journalist Jan Gradvall has put together the written summary of each decade. Biographies of the different artists have been written by Bengt Palmers. The introductory timeline in the exhibition provides examples of how music, media, technological development and society influence each other, in small and big ways. From crystal sets and 78s via vinyl records, walkmans and CDs, to the “abstract clouds” of today. Starting in the 1920s’ distribution of music through radio broadcasts and record players to the limitless music world that exists today. In the exhibition there are also items from selected Swedish artists such as Monica Zetterlund, Zarah Leander, Hasse & Tage, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Yngwie Malmsteen, First Aid Kit, Carola and Povel Ramel.