The Junibacken wasn’t on the top to-see lists I saw for Stockholm, but it was on mine. After we went to the Vasa Museum on our first full day in Stockholm, I marched the family across the field above to the Junibacken, a museum dedicated to Swedish children’s literature.
I loved the stroller parking and wondered if my kids were a bit old for this museum.
We arrived at the Junibacken around 2:30pm, less than an hour from sunset. The lights on the trees were already on. So we knew it would be dark when we’d leave the museum. Good-bye, daylight!
The exhibits in the Junibacken all center around characters and stories in Swedish children’s books. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to get train tickets for a popular ride that goes through different scenes from children’s books, complete with people dressed in character. But the parts we saw were fun, even though we didn’t know any Swedish children’s books besides Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.
This room was fun.
Pretty as a picture!
The store in the museum is the largest children’s bookstore in Sweden. The English section was small and expensive.
But we couldn’t not buy a Pippi Longstocking book!
And sure enough, when we left around 5pm, it had been dark for a couple hours.
I’m so glad we went to the Junibacken, even though we missed the train ride. There were plenty of things for the kids to see and they didn’t seem too old. If only there were a similar museum in the US!