When traveling with children it can be difficult to find the balance between fun for the grownups and fun for the kids. Lucky for you Stockholm loves children as much as we love adults and there are endless things to do that will please the whole family.
Here are our Top Five Museums for Kids (which the grownups will also enjoy!).
The Story train at Junibacken – Photo credit: © Lars Grönwall
While famed author Astrid Lindgren is probably most known for creating the rebellious, super-strong, and wonderfully cheeky Pippi Longstocking (known as Pippi Långstrump in Swedish) she also authored numerous other books filled with beloved characters. Junibacken is devoted to all things Lindgren, but you will also find other famous characters from children’s books, and your little ones shouldn’t miss taking the exciting journey with the Story Train. The museum is highly interactive and unsurprisingly boasts an excellent bookshop. The restaurant is also well worth a visit.
The National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska museet)
National Museum of Science and Technology – Photo credit: © Anna Gerdén
With exhibits like Mega Mind and 100 Innovations, along with films in 4-D ‘Tekniska’ (as we locals call it) will fill your senses and set your mind alight. Even if you aren’t into science or technology this museum is so well crafted you will find yourself not just engaged but inspired. The bonus is that everyone comes away with new knowledge gained while having loads of fun.
Playing at Skansen – Photo credit: © Maria Johansson
Sweden’s first open-air museum, founded in 1891, is living history at its best. Native animals in natural settings, five centuries of Swedish history, historical buildings and homesteads brought here from throughout Sweden, and top-notch workshops (such as glassblowing) and markets make Skansen a full day of fun for the whole family. There are also evening concerts during the summer and some killer views of Stockholm.
Stockholm Toy Museum (Leksaksmuseet)
A lot of old toys can be found at the Toy Museum
With thousands upon thousands of toys illustrating how we played during the last century or so, the Toy Museum (‘Leksaksmuseet’) is filled with dolls (and their houses!), trains, cars, peepshows, working model railways and so much more. Great for kids to see what children played with in the past and for the grownups maybe a few fond memories. The children’s theatre and a magic show add to the fun, while the café and gift shop are always worth a visit.
Tom Tits Experiment
Photo credit: © Tom Tits Experiment
Despite the name and being a bit south of the city, we here at ViewStockholm rate Tom Tits as one of our favorite museums for both kids and grownups. Spread over four floors (plus an outdoor area that will keep you busy for hours) this is one interactive museum that really raises the bar. With everything from throwing your voice down a tunnel to riding bikes on a wire to learning about how tornadoes evolve Tom Tits is so much more than a science museum. We like to call it an experience – and one that is well worth the short trip south to Södertälje.
We wish you and your family a great day at Stockholm’s museums for kids!
Featured photo credit: © Junibacken