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The Abba Museum in Stockholm
The Abba Museum in Stockholm
The Abba Museum in Stockholm
The Abba Museum in Stockholm

Weekend in Stockholm in Aug 2023: Day 3 – Afternoon in Stockholm

By Nige on Sun 20 Aug 2023 at 19:16
Type: Post
Story: Weekend in Stockholm in Aug 2023
Tags: Stockholm | Sweden | Weekends

After a disappointing Women’s World Cup final, we were looking forward to visiting the Abba Museum in Stockholm. But there were challenges to be overcome.

After commisserating back at the hotel, we had to try to sort out the mess that was our Abba Museum tickets, purchased for this morning @ 10am.

The view of the Gothic Cathedral from across the river
The view of the Gothic Cathedral from across the river
The view of the Gothic Cathedral from across the river
The view of the Gothic Cathedral from across the river

In theory, we needed to use these tickets by 11am and they had the right to refuse us entry. We had to see whether they might be flexible.

We walked down towards the island on which the Abba Museum was located. It meant a 30 min+ walk and a ferry ride. Interestingly, we found that the ferry’s first stop was Slussen, which meant we could have saved our little legs by about 20 mins or so.

Never mind – it was good to see more of the river.

One of the exhibits at The Abba Museum in Stockholm
One of the exhibits at The Abba Museum in Stockholm
One of the exhibits at The Abba Museum in Stockholm
One of the exhibits at The Abba Museum in Stockholm

We finally reached the Abba Museum and by then it had started drizzling. Not too hard, but it was time to spend some time indoors.

Luckily, the staff at the museum were happy to accept our story of being delayed getting into Stockholm, so they let us in at after 2pm. We picked up our audio guide, but it wasn’t too engaging.

Vick posing in the Arrival helicopter
Vick posing in the Arrival helicopter
Vick posing in the Arrival helicopter
Vick posing in the Arrival helicopter

The museum was split into rooms: some larger than others, with some interactive exhibits. There were so many panels with material to read it was way too much to take in. Even Vick was happy just to take in the sights and move on to the next room.

Luckily, the museum wasn’t too busy. So at least we had space to walk around without bumping into too many other people.

Another authentic view of the fab four with a new member in tow!
Another authentic view of the fab four with a new member in tow!
Another authentic view of the fab four with a new member in tow!
Another authentic view of the fab four with a new member in tow!

We did manage to catch some entertaining snaps of Vick in various unusual scenes.

By the time we walked out of the museum, it was raining more heavily than earlier. We were able to make our way back to the ferry and head back to Slussen without too many challenges.

Then it was a 10 min walk back to the hotel for a short chill out, before heading out for dinner.

Enjoying a cocktail in Texas Longhorn
Enjoying a cocktail in Texas Longhorn
Enjoying a cocktail in Texas Longhorn
Enjoying a cocktail in Texas Longhorn

The restaurant we had chosen was Texas Longhorn, which is chain of a number of restaurants around Stockholm. They serve up classic American dishes including nachos, steaks, fajitas and the like.

We started off with a rum-based cocktail served up in jam jars, which was lovely.

As a starter, we shared some nachos, which included a beautiful and sweet pulled pork dish.

My pulled pork sandwich enjoyed at Texas Longhorn
My pulled pork sandwich enjoyed at Texas Longhorn
My pulled pork sandwich enjoyed at Texas Longhorn
My pulled pork sandwich enjoyed at Texas Longhorn

I was so impressed with the pulled pork, I ordered a pulled pork sandwich as a main course. Vick went for a burger. Both were really tasty.

It was a mouth-watering meal. We were pleased with our choice!


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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