The Abba museum opened on 7 May 2013. But the road to an ABBA museum has been quite long. The entrepreneurs and married couple Ulf Westman and Ewa Wigenheim-Westman presented at a press conference in 2006 that they have plans to build an ABBA museum. They wanted to create a museum dedicated to ABBA, Sweden's biggest music export. They said Liverpool has a Beatles museum and Graceland USA has their Elvis museum. ABBA should also have their own museum.
There were many trips. At first it was supposed that the ABBA museum would be located there Fotografiska located today, in Stora Tullhuset. But that did not happen. The Westman couple then sold the rights to the company Touring Exhibitions Sweden AB. They then instead started touring the world with their "ABBA museum" and displayed ABBA memorabilia. In the end, it was decided that a new building would be built next to Gröna Lund, and there you will find ABBA the Museum today.
In the museum you can see reconstructed environments that originate from different places where ABBA has been, such as the Polar studio where ABBA recorded songs from 1978, a Swedish folk park, the writer's cottage on Viggsö in the Stockholm archipelago where several of ABBA's hit songs were written, including Dancing Queen and Stikkan Andersson's office in Stockholm.
If it says RING RING in the museum
In the ABBA museum there is a special phone that only 4 people have the number for...namely the members of ABBA. So if it rings, you should answer. You can talk to Björn, Benny, Agnetha or Frida.
More ABBA in the World
The musical Mamma Mia has played to sold-out houses in both New York and London. And still being played the musical Mamma Mia in London since 1999. In London you can also see the concert. In London you can also see the ABBA Voyage concert with virtual Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida. An absolutely fantastic concert experience. In 2021, ABBA released their album Voyage with new material and the last one was 40 years ago.
ABBA are celebrating 50 years since their win in Brighton in 1974
On April 6, 1974, many sat on benches in front of the TV sets and got to see ABBA win the entire Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton. After that day, nothing was the same for the group ABBA. It has been 50 years since the win next year in 2024. This is celebrated all over the world with various Anniversary Shows. Unfortunately not with real ABBA but with look-alikes who have made a success worldwide for their similarity both in terms of appearance and voice.