The Swedish Culture Museum
You cannot miss this stunning building when walking around Djurgården. Founded in 1873, this is the place to download Swedish culture dating back to the 16th century. Examining life + work, trends + traditions, clothes + fashion, textiles, furniture + interiors, jewellery, photography, folk art, glass + china. There’s something Swedish for everyone here to see + learn.
19th Century Swedish History Lesson
Rosendals Slott is a charming ‘palace’ that resembles more of a country estate, on the island of Djurgården – a stones throw from Rosendals Trädgården (must see garden café). It was built in the 1820s for King Karl XIV Johan + used as his ‘day home’. Guided tours are the only way to view the palace, which is the highlight of the experience to get a 45-minute 19th century Swedish history lesson + view into another time.
The Royal Palace
Built in the 1600s, Drottningholm Palace is one of the most beautifully preserved palaces in Sweden + remains to be the Swedish royal family’s permanent residence. Admire the castle’s centuries old interiors, the baroque gardens + park, a palace theatre + gorgeous Chinese pavilion. It’s a 30-minute drive outside of Stockholm so best to make a day trip out of it for lunch + some Swedish exploring.