If you are in Stockholm and you use a wheelchair to get around, listen up: this is the best hang out in town. Actually, that goes for the able bodied folks too.
Fotografiska is one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography.
Set in an old building but with modern interiors, the museum offers an amazing experience for every visitor. The exhibition space is well designed, with different-sized spaces rooms, some more open, some more closed and private, some for short documentary films, and you roll through the exhibitions at your own pace without being disturbed by other visitors. Yes, you can just take you sweet time about it.
Fotografiska has had some of the best exhibitions I have seen, especially the one from Anton Corbin (October / 16), lots of music, history and some of them were very moving and uplifting too.
About accessibility - the museum is very wheelchair friendly. They have a ramp beside the entrance facing the water and automatic doors. There are elevators that give you access to all floors and there are wheelchair friendly toilets on the floors -1 and 2. So it works pretty well for wheelchair-using-folks.
After rolling around enjoying two floors full of great photography, go up to the cafe for one of the best panoramic views of Stockholm. I went there in the morning, which meant that at the time I got to the café, at the top floor, there were still many tables available. So I parked my wheelchair right by the window, overlooking the beautiful and sunny Stockholm, perfect place for a coffee and a cinnamon bun. Fika, as local folks call it.
The restaurant of Fotografiska seems pretty good too and is run by the well-known chef Paul Svensson. The concept focuses on green seasonal dishes and if you want to check it out, I would recommend booking a table before hand. Fotografiska has late nights and it closes 11pm (Sunday - Wednesday) and 01am (Thursday - Saturday), so if you combine the exhibitions plus dinner or fika, you have a pretty solid day/night out.
And lastly, by the end of your visit, don't forget to visit the gift/bookshop, it has great souvenirs for art lovers.
Enjoy it folks and have a good time X
+46 (0) 8 50 900 540 Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden