Stockholm County Museum

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Interior shot of Stockholm County Museum in Sickla, 2014.

Stockholm County Museum (Swedish: Stockholms läns museum) is a museum located in Sickla, covering the history of Stockholm County in central-eastern Sweden except central Stockholm (which is covered by the Stockholm City Museum and the Museum of Medieval Stockholm).

The museum is serving the inhabitants in the county, especially those living in districts without a local museum. It documents both pre-historical and historical structures in the county and promotes Stockholmers to visit historical locations by arranging "cultural paths" binding these sites together. To invite people to learn about the history of the county, the museum has put a large amount of texts and historical images on-line.[1]

It also offers information on how to preserve old buildings and promotes the use of traditional materials when restoring historical structures.[2]

The area covered by the museum encompasses large parts of the Mälaren Valley and the Stockholm Archipelago, an area with more than 700 runestones, and, as Stockholm has been the Swedish capital for many centuries, a large number of royal mansions, palaces, as well as many well-preserved homesteads and farmyards giving the landscape its characteristic. The museum also attempts to put focus on the modern history of Stockholm, including its suburbs.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stockholm County Museum, English summary
  2. ^ Stockholm County Museum - Byggnadsvård
  3. ^ Stockholm County Museum, Upptäck länet

References[edit]

  • "Welcome to Stockholm County Museum". Stockholm County Museum. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
  • "Byggnadsvård" (in Swedish). Stockholm County Museum. Archived from the original on 2008-01-13. Retrieved 2008-03-07. ("Building restoration")
  • "Upptäck länet" (in Swedish). Stockholm County Museum. Archived from the original on 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2008-03-07. ("Discover the county")

Coordinates: 59°18′18″N 18°07′12″E / 59.30500°N 18.12000°E / 59.30500; 18.12000