In her apartment on Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren wrote many of her legendary books about Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Långstrump), Emil in Lönneberga, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter (Ronja Rövardotter), The Six Bullerby Children (Barnen i Bullerbyn) and all the other children’s characters that people all over the world know and love. On November 14, 2015, the day that would have been the famous author, social critic and debater’s 108th birthday, her home opens up to the public and becomes a museum.
The apartment in Vasastan in Stockholm has four rooms and kitchen and was Astrid Lindgren’s home from 1941 until her death in 2002, i.e. over 60 years. Since then it has been left almost untouched by her family. Now it becomes an open author home (not an official museum) where we will be able to see what it looked like when she was alive, and here you can find many stories about both her professional and personal life.
The guided tours, which are handled voluntarily by the Astrid Lindgren Society, will be limited. The hours will be limited and you must pre-book your tickets that cost SEK 150. The visit groups may have a maximum of twelve people and the age limit is 15 years. Children younger than that who wants to experience the world of Astrid Lindgren are referred to Junibacken on Djurgården.
Book your guided tour at astridlindgrenshem.se. The tour takes about 45 minutes. In the beginning, there will be three tours on the first Saturday of every month and one evening tour on the first Monday of every month.
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