"Hallwylska Palace and Museum" Top 5 Page for this destination Hallwylskamuseet - Hallwylska Museum Tip by Sjalen


This is a much overlooked museum right in the city centre, suffering from the fact that there is so much else to see in Stockholm. The palace itself was built by Isak Gustaf Clason between 1893-98 as a residence for Count Hallwyl and his wife Wilhelmina and one of their demands when wanting a palace was that there should be enough space for her art collection. As Wilhelmina von Hallwyl grew older, she decided to create a museum and simply let things be the way they were in the house (which was quite modern for its time with a lift, central heating and so on) and eventually in 1920, the house was donated to the Swedish state and in 1949 became a listed building. Walking around here today it is as if time stopped when Wilhelmina grew old and things have been left the way she would recognise them. The building itself looks quite Venetian to me and is indeed an Italian-Spanish influenced creation as was the fashion in the romantic late 19th century. It must have looked quite impressive here when it was first built, as Strandvägen nearby was nowhere near as posh and impressive as it is today but quite a low key affair. The couple originally wanted to build in Nybroplan itself, where the Dramatical Theatre is today, but Stockholm town did not allow that.

Address: Hamngatan
Directions: Opposite Berzelii Park, next to Nybroplan.
Phone: 08-402 30 99
Website: http://www.hallwylskamuseet.se/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2007
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