Haga Park Museum
Gustav III's park
Haga Park was laid out on Gustav III's initiative, and is perhaps Sweden's finest example of an "English" park. This style of park appeared in England in the mid 1700s as a reaction to the strict and formal Baroque gardens. English parks were based on nature and formed an ideal cultural landscape. A variety of buildings, such as newly-constructed "ruins" and pavilions, offered new experiences. One example is the copper tents built in 1787-90 for use as accommodation for the king's bodyguards. The decoratively-painted copper-clad tent façades were designed by Louis Jean Desprez. They were supposed to resemble Roman military tents. The middle copper tent houses Haga Park Museum. This has a permanent exhibition on the history of Haga Park. It also has interesting information on people who have been associated with Haga over the years, for example, Gustav III and Carl Michael Bellman.
In addition, Haga Park Museum has the original model of the country retreat that Gustav III wanted to build, a construction project that stopped after the king's murder in 1792.
- Audio guide
Opening hours. Things to see and do:
Opening hours friday - sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 pm.
Place on map
169 70 Solna