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The Swedish History Museum

13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
+46 8 519 556 00
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Good in parts, weird in others

We opted to go the Swedish history museum to check out the items from Viking history. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SwanseaFoody
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Good because it is free

It has some good interactive elements and is laid out well. The medieval section through to c21st... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christine A
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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 Free entry for all visitors.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold room” (112 reviews)
“viking section” (22 reviews)
“bronze age” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
Östermalm
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"prehistoric times"
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"viking period"
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"rune stones"
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"audio guide"
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"free admission"
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"interesting displays"
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"on display"
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"nice cafe"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We opted to go the Swedish history museum to check out the items from Viking history. The museum had two very good sections and one not so good. The gold room is amazing with loads of items of jewellery and other bits to look at....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has some good interactive elements and is laid out well. The medieval section through to c21st was well laid out. If in Stockholm for 3 days it is worth a visit, especially as it is free!

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After 6+ hours in the hypnotising Vasa museum, I was not looking forward to walking over to the Historika Museet in pouring rain, but I'm very glad we did. I've very much enjoyed TV shows about the Vikings but the Viking exhibits in this museum...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum was quite interesting however we di not have enough time to view all the exhibits as them museum was closing in 45 min. We went straight to the Viking section the artefacts are quite good as in Australia we do not have anything...More

Thank 792Carol_H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a rather beautiful collection, especially regarding prehistoric objects. These are certainly worth visiting if you wish have an interest in pagan art and society. However, the expositions are a mess. Signs are often missing, many texts don't have English counterparts or barely...More

Thank HansJuan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great collection of mediaeval history. The section on the battle of Gotland is fascinating. The gold and silver room is like i have never seen. There is a decent little restaurant here which is nice for a break. Lockers so you don't...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not THE most interesting thing to do in Stockholm, but sort of a "must-do" if you are in town for a few days.

Thank CAtherine H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose to concentrate on the Swedish history exhibition, which I found very much to my liking. I think, however, that the primary focus is on the period leading up to 1800. From 1800 onwards, I found the presentation to be more sporadic and less...More

1  Thank amarcord83
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent museum on the history of the Vikings and pre-twentieth century. There was, however, an odd lack of information on Sweden during the twentieth century, specifically during World War II. We really wanted to learn more about that time in Sweden and their place in...More

1  Thank AKTraveler50
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Vikings section is really good. You will find many small ships, skeletons preserved as they were at the time of excavation. That's really amazing. The history of Sweden is also good. The Birka girl is one of the main attraction. The baroque hall is...More

1  Thank prashantwaghamode
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Carolyn C
10 May 2017|
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Response from Historiska M | Property representative |
Hi carolyn, We have lockers in different sizes and the biggest ones can hold at least a cabin bag. Talk to our staff at the information desk and they will guide and help you. Very welcome!
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Cristina V
9 May 2017|
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Response from Historiska M | Property representative |
Hi Cristina, We have lockers in different sizes and the biggest ones certainly can hold a cabin bag. Talk to our staff at the information desk and they will guide and help you. Very welcome!
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ymaybee
12 January 2015|
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Response from CharleneSokal | Reviewed this property |
Agree withe the rarezombi answer above. The museum staff could answer this better than any visitor. They are aware of the schedule of the museum. Note the staff was well versed in English, including those dealing with... More
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