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The island of Skeppsholmen

Skeppsholmen is a small island in the centre of Stockholm. It is connected to the mainland (the Blasieholmen peninsula) via a bridge, the Skeppsholmsbron, and to the island of Kastellholmen via another bridge, the Kastellholmsbron. On Skeppsholmen, there are 4 museums, that is why the island is also called Stockholm’s “museum island”. In addition, the most famous youth hostel in Sweden is anchored here, the former sail training ship “af Chapman”.

Museums and sights on Skeppsholmen

  • Moderna Museet with a large collection of contemporary art
  • the new Bergrummet Toy Museum(Tidö Collection of Toys & Comics)
  • the Architecture and Design Centre (formerly the Architecture Museum)
  • the Mindepartementet Art and Photography Museum. The House of Photography(Fotografins Hus) used to be located on the same site.
  • the classicist Skeppsholmskyrka, which since 2009 has served as an international concert hall under the name Eric Ericsonhallen and is the home of the Eric EricsonInternational Choral Centre, named after the world-famous choral conductor and conductor Eric Ericson, who died in 2013.
  • The East Asian Museum(östasiatiska museet), with art from India, China, Japan and Korea.