Sit down to a good museum tour in the comfort of your own home.
Stockholm has an absolute wealth of brilliant and inspiring galleries and museums so it’s especially upsetting that we can’t visit them at the moment. However, we can all do our bit to reduce contagion whilst still enjoying these amazing places online. Some have full online tours of the museum whilst others have an abundance of videos on certain exhibitions to enjoy. Fancy some robot yoga? There are endless possibilities when you explore the web presence of these amazing museums and galleries.
1. Moderna Museet
Sweden’s Moderna Museet has a huge collection of modern art, including works from Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol, amongst many others. At the moment they are offering online tours of the museum’s collections by live-streaming from their Facebook page. They offer tours of different areas within the museum, in both English and Swedish language. To check out the dates and register an interest, head to their Facebook page.
2. National Museum
The National Museum has a large collection of artwork dating all the way back to the Medieval period but there is also contemporary artwork on display. The three-minute video on their website gives a tour of the National Museum, which is currently closed due to pandemic-related restrictions. You can also download the app and take yourself on a tour around the museum virtually, with commentary and information available.
3. Vasa Museet
Vasa Museet is ordinarily very popular with the public, but now it has been forced to close due to anti-Covid restrictions. However, don’t despair! There are plenty of videos online to help you explore this museum yourself. Most of the videos focus on the much loved and incredibly impressive Vasa warship from 1628, which sits proudly at the centre of the museum and astounds all who visit it.
4. National Museums of World Culture
Stockholm’s National Museums of World Culture is absolutely fantastic. There is so much to see, from Egyptian sarcophagi to the beautiful Japanese Tea House. Everyone should check this museum out at some point in their lives and you can do just that, only online! You can literally tour the museum yourself on the website and you definitely won’t regret it!
5. Tekniska museet
Tekniska is Stockholm’s museum of science and technology. Long since loved by adults and children alike, this museum is ordinarily a popular spot with the public. However, now that they have had to close temporarily, you can engage with the museum online instead. Why not try robot yoga, for example? The live sessions are now finished but you can find a video to follow on their website.