Does your mother know ... about the new ABBA museum in Stockholm?
through the musical career of Sweden’s most famous export.
Exhibits explore the complicated dynamic of the four already successful artists as they journey from breakthrough sensation to major world artists to their turbulent demise in 1983 and evolution into international heroes who laid the groundwork for Ace of Base.
Curated by the band’s former stylist, Ingmarie Halling, the exhibition has taken two years to put together. Input and help has come from band members themselves.
The ABBA museum will include numerous ABBA stage costumes, a 180-degree cinema and a studio where visitors can try their hand at mixing music.
An audio guide features each member of ABBA telling their own stories about their career.
The ABBA museum forms part of the new Swedish Music Hall of Fame, a 2,000-square-meter exhibition space that features a mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions from 1920 to the present. Two other permanent collections, “The Story of Swedish Popular Music” and the Hall of Fame itself will open at the same time.
In addition to the exhibitions, the building will house Melody, a 50-room boutique hotel, and an American steakhouse-inspired restaurant.
ABBA The Museum and the Swedish Music Hall of Fame open May 7.
ABBA The Museum, Djurgårdsvägen 68, Stockholm; www.abbathemuseum.com