STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Sweden's capital opened a new museum with
families in mind.
The Astrid Lindgren Museum, dedicated to children's literature
and in particular to the works of the popular Swedish author, is
located at Galarvarvet on the island of Djurgarden.
The museum is part of Junibacken, a theme park for children.
Visitors to the museum can board a computer-controlled train
that takes them through a tunnel to various Astrid Lindgren
settings, guided by the author's own text and voice (in English for
foreign visitors). After the 10-minute train ride, visitors can see
exhibitions such as the Children's Book Square and the Villa
Villekulla toy house. There also is a multimedia room and a small
For more information, call the Swedish Travel & Tourism
Council in New York at (212) 885-9700.