World’s first permanent ABBA museum opens in Stockholm

If you are an ABBA fan, you can afford to smile because the legend of ABBA will live on for a long time to come. This comes after the world's first permanent ABBA museum opened its doors to the public in Stockholm on May 7, 2013. Packed with memorabilia drawn from the Swidish pop band of Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid, the ABBA museum in stockholm is bound to excite both the young and old.

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ABBA Museum memorabilia

The ABBA Museum in Stockholm brings floods of nostalgia rushing in. Set in inside the Swedish Music Hall of Fame, the museum displays ABBA’s outlandish costumes like shimmering boots, gold LPs, star-shaped guitars, items from the band’s Polar recording studio, concert footage and even the helicopter that featured on the 1976 LP cover of the “Arrival.”

Speaking on the opening of the museum, Peter Lindqvist, chief executive of the Stockholm Visitors Board, said:

“The museum will have a positive effect. It will be a trigger for people to say ‘let’s go to Stockholm.’”

ABBA back together for good

ABBA stormed the pop world between 1972 and 1983 and gave us sensational hits like ‘Knowing me, Knowing you,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘Summer night City,’ ‘Dancing Queen’ and many other tunes. The group sold more than 380 million albums and singles around the world.

Never mind that members of the Swedish pop group split up in 1983 and there is no actual ABBA reunion in sight. The Super troupers are back together for good in Stockholm – at least interactively.

The new state-of-the-art ABBA museum in Stockholm's leafy island of Djurgaarden allows visitors to get up close and personal with the pop group. Fans can stop and stare at holograms of the stars dressed in their 1970s finest, listen to their audio recollections and sing along with four figures of the legendary stars on stage.

This isprobably the closest you will ever get to a reunion.

Gap filled in Stockholm

According to Mattias Hansson, the museum’s chief executive officer: “Going to Sweden without being able to visit a place for ABBA was like going to England without being able to see anything on the Beatles.” The ABBA museum in Stockholm has filled this gap and provided a permanent place for ABBA in the City.

Entrance to the museaum costs about 23 Euros (£19.50) a ticket for those aged eight and over and 91 Euros (£77) for a family of four. The entrance fee may be a tad expensive for most, but the museum says it expects to attract a quarter of a million visitors in 2013. Most visitors will be die-hard fans who book up available tickets online.

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