Abba Museum for Stockholm

A museum dedicated to all things Abba is to open in the Swedish capital of Stockholm in 2008, and will display instruments used and outfits worn by the bands as well as items such as handwritten song lyrics. The museum is the brainchild of Ulf Westman and his wife, Ewa Wigenheim-Westman, who came up with the idea following a visit to the Beatles museum in Liverpool.

The band apparently took some persuading that this was a good idea, but agreed eventually, and now say: “It is nice someone feels compelled to take on our musical history”. Abba will donate material for the exhibit but will not get involved in any other way.

Stockholm mayor Kristina Axen Olin apparently took a lot less persuading that this was a good idea, and believes the museum will attract half a million people each year. She says: “We are convinced that this is important both for Stockholm citizens and for marketing the city”.

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