By Anastacia Sampson
Sweden - Nordic Museum
The Nordic Museum is located in central Stockholm, on Djurgården Island. The museum focuses on the early cultural history of Sweden from the Early Modern Age (from 1520) to the contemporary period or our present day.
In the year of 1873, the museum opened under the name of Scandinavian Ethnographic Collection. It was from 1880 that it began to be known by its current name.
The museum was initiated by a Swede, named Artur Hazelius (who lived from 1833 to 1901).
The museum is designed to resemble a majestic Renaissance castle. There are four flours in the museum. The entrance of the museum presents all visitors with a grand statue of King Gustav Vasa. The statue is made of oak and was made in 1924. There is also an entrance for wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams.