2012-12-17, kl. 20:50
ABBA The Museum will open in May 2013 in the Swedish Music Hall of Fame on the island of Djurgården in Stockholm. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a proud partner of the museum. In the baggage hall and at the airport’s tourist information centre in Terminal 5, people have been able to get a taste of what the museum will have to offer starting December 17. Tickets to the museum can also be purchased at the SJ (the Swedish state-owned passenger train operator) ticket counter in SkyCity at Stockholm Arlanda.
“Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a partner and the official airport of ABBA The Museum. With close to 20 million passengers a year, Stockholm Arlanda is the most important gateway to Stockholm and Sweden. We would like to be able to welcome passengers and visitors to see what the region can offer, and obviously ABBA The Museum is a new and very attractive destination for visitors,” says Jan Lindqvist, director of communications at Swedavia Stockholm Arlanda.
Among the rarities at Stockholm Arlanda are an authentic gold record from Norway for 20,000 copies sold of “Waterloo” and costumes specially sewn by Inger Svenneke, who designed ABBA’s spectacular stage costumes for their performance on the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton in 1974. Jonas Åkerlund’s 2010 film about ABBA is also being shown on a big screen. Passengers are welcomed in the baggage hall by a 14-metre long ABBA poster and the last music video made by the group, ABBA The Last Video.
This exhibition will close in May when the museum opens. But Stockholm Arlanda’s collaboration with ABBA The Museum will run for several years and include a number of small exhibits in new sites at the airport. Contests will also be held at the airport, where people will be able to win tickets to the museum, as well as a number of other ABBA-related activities.
Right now, people can win a behind-the-scenes visit to ABBA The Museum and to the secret room where all the items to be displayed are kept. Take a chance and enter the contest here.