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Mamma Mia! ABBA museum opens in Stockholm

Abba's Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson performing on stage Photo: PA wire

The first permanent museum dedicated to ABBA has opened in Stockholm, showcasing memorabilia from one of the most successful bands of all time.

The exhibition in the Swedish capital contains items dating back to the 1970s, including costumes donated by the band themselves.

Fans can even virtually sing with the group on stage and record their own music videos.

A couple virtually perform with ABBA. Credit: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

ABBA shot to fame with victory in the 1974 Eurovision song contest with Waterloo.

They went on to sell almost 400 million albums around the world and their songs were used in the hit musical Mamma Mia! which was later turned into a film starring Meryl Streep.

The band - made up of Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog - started out as two married couples, and continued performing despite their respective divorces. ABBA permanently split-up in 1982.

The famous band have donated costumes to the museum in Stockholm Credit: Reuters

All four members of the band have endorsed the museum but any hope fans had of a reunion were swiftly dashed.

Records by legendary Swedish music group ABBA at the Swedish Music Hall of Fame in Stockholm, Credit: Scanpix Sweden/Reuters

"As you all know we've never reunited and so I take the opportunity now to say that we are not going to either," former member Bjorn said at the opening in Stockholm.