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The Swedish History Museum

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Address: 13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden (Formerly The National Historical Museum)
Phone Number:
+46 8 519 556 00
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Today
11:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Swedish History Museum is one of Sweden's largest museums. Tens of...

The Swedish History Museum is one of Sweden's largest museums. Tens of thousands of people come here every year to explore one of the biggest Viking exhibitions in the world, to be amazed by gold and silver treasures in the Gold Room and to marvel at the museum's unique Medieval Art.

Free admission up to age 18.

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A very good museum for all ages. Free museum is a plus!

Very well curated, with an impressive collection of artefacts. The Viking exhibition was fascinating and the medieval rooms were compelling. Be sure and start on the lower level... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
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Buford, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This museum takes you through the history of Norway from prehistoric times. It also has a good Viking section. There are a range of activities designed for kids, which is one of its strong points. The museum offers guided tours, for example in English at 12 pm and 2pm. It also has audio guides for 30kr and you can open... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very well curated, with an impressive collection of artefacts. The Viking exhibition was fascinating and the medieval rooms were compelling. Be sure and start on the lower level in the Gold Room where you find huge displays of gold and silver! I would say it caters to the children and pre-teens but it is an interesting museum for all ages.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very well curated, with an impressive collection of artefacts. Lots of interactive items, and worth spending a couple of hours there. The Viking exhibition was fascinating and the medieval rooms were compelling. No entrance fee!

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Just two blocks up from the bridge leadingto Djurgarden, this small museum outlines Swedish history from the Viking era to present. Admission is free, and it is open on Mondays when most other museums are closed. Be sure to visit the Gold Room downstairs, where you will find displays of silver and gold treasures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The museum is free, and we only got around the entrance level, which houses the Vikings exhibit and a gallery of gold artefacts from prehistoric times to the end of the middle ages. There is plenty of space so at least when I visited (Sunday lunchtime) there was no need to queue for things or move on quickly. I found... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

There are some gems in here, but there seemed to be a lot of "padding" and the mock-ups were mostly uninspirational. Looked like it was set up for school trips.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The Viking and gold sections were pretty nice. I enjoyed them. Interactive place. It's great for kids. It has many things you can touch and interact with. Kids can run around outside and play with exhibitions. Interesting enough for adults.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in the Vikings like I am, then no trip to Sweden would be complete without visiting the Swedish Historical Museum. The Vikingar exhibition is outstanding, as it features a lot of exhibits that are concerned with the more parochial domestic side of Viking life, rather than their militaristic exploits. To be honest, this is refreshing because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Having very little knowledge of Sweden and it's history other than the stereotypical Viking one most folks know I thought this would be a useful place to visit. First up it is free and no education that is free should be passed up. It leads the visitor through the pre-history understanding of Sweden to its current existence. It completely filled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I loved this museum. It had so many artifacts and presentations. There was so much to see you could easily spend an entire day. I loved the middle ages and viking ages. I learned so much about Swedish history. I could visit over and over again. So much to read and understand.

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Ostermalm
With its high-end shopping facilities and Michelin-starred restaurants, Östermalm is definitely the poshest part of central Stockholm. Here you will find Stockholm’s most majestic residential buildings, a beautiful market hall from 1888 displaying gourmet foods from around the world and the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre with its awe-inspiring architecture. At night, legendary nightclubs make the perfect location to observe the natives (and those aspiring to become natives of this exclusive neighborhood) in their natural habitat and to enjoy the latest produce of the Swedish house music scene.
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