I’m not really into the big museums actually, the fact that those tend to get really busy and touristy is not so tempting. I’d rather visit the smaller more niche ones, and that’s why I’m about to tell you about my favourite.
Spårvägsmuseet is a Railway Museum that contains old Swedish transportation vehicles, mostly busses and trams. The museum opened for the public in 1944, and in the last two decades it’s moved to a more quiet area in Södermalm.
One of the things I’ve always loved about it, which will probably sound a bit corny, is the lovely smell in the museum. I think it’s all the old trains and stuff. But I simply can’t explain it any further – you have to experience it yourself.
There’s also a collection of old pictures of commuters back in the days hanging on the walls, so you can imagine people back then and what they were like and where they were heading.
I love the size of Spårvägsmuseet, it’s small enough and it never gets crowded. It can even be really quiet in here. The entrance is also relatively cheap, compared to other museums in Stockholm. And students pay the half price. Nowadays there’s a toy museum located inside the museum as well, so you can kill two birds with one stone (at no extra charge of course).