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Museum on Pippi Longstocking author in Stockholm


Lindgren family plans apartment museum for pre-booked groups
A new museum dedicated to Sweden’s most famous children’s author is planned for the apartment in Stockholm where she lived. The place has hardly been touched since the creator of Pippi Longstocking died in 2002.
Astrid Lindgren resided in the apartment for 46 years. The decision to turn it into a tourist attraction was announced by her family this week, following years of speculation. The author’s grandson Olle Nyman told the newspaper Mitt i that a plan to make it a museum were underway.
The apartment is in Dalagatan, central Stockholm, and should be open to the public by the end of this year. Nyman explained that the family was working with the Astrid Lindgren Society on the project. Rather than a mass-market attraction, it will be a place where small groups can be taken on pre-booked guided tours.
Astrid Lindgren is the most translated author from Sweden, delighting children around the word since the 1940s and selling more than 144 million books worldwide. The tales were based on her memories of growing up in Vimmerby, south-eastern Sweden, where there is a lively museum aimed at children.
The Local
[pictured: Astrid Lindgren in 1960]


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