Hallwyl Museum

Stockholm, Sweden

Hallwyl Museum

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Hallwyl Museum (Swedish: Hallwylska museet) is a Swedish national museum housed in the historical Hallwyl House in central Stockholm located on 4, Hamngatan facing Berzelii Park. The house once belonged to the Count and Countess von Hallwyl, but was donated to the Swedish state in 1920 to eventually become a museum. In 1938, the museum was officially opened.

Hallwyl House (Swedish: Hallwylska palatset) was built 1893–1898 to the design of Isak Gustaf Clason for Count Walther von Hallwyl and his wife, Wilhelmina. It was created to accommodate the office of the count and the extensive art collection of the countess. Wilhelmina and Walther von Hallwyl also lived there during the winter. While the exterior of the building and the court is historical in style — borrowing architectural elements from medieval prototypes and Renaissance Venice — it was utterly modern on its completion — including electricity, central heating, telephones, and bathrooms. The elevator was a later addition.

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