The Hallwyl Museum
Hamngatan 4, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden
Photo courtesy of Hallwylska Museet
Sat, Sun 11am - 5pm
Tue, Thur, Fri 12pm - 4pm
Wed 12pm - 7pm
The Hallwyl MuseumOn the same street as some of the city’s busiest stores, including NK, Zara and Illums Bolighus, is an archway leading into a courtyard. It’s all too easy to walk past and not realize that this is one of the city’s best free attractions. The wealthy von Hallwyl family bequeathed their home, built in 1898, to the city in 1920. Once one of the most luxurious townhouses in Scandinavia, it was given on the condition that it be preserved as it is. So step inside, and you can see how life was lived by the upper classes. More recently a summer-only bar has opened in the inner courtyard, making it one of the more glamorous places to stop by for an alfresco cocktail.