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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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11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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 great attraction

The museum has several permanent exhibits, including one of the Viking heritage of the Sweden, a second on the history of Sweden from the Middle Ages to the present, and a third... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Claremont, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has several permanent exhibits, including one of the Viking heritage of the Sweden, a second on the history of Sweden from the Middle Ages to the present, and a third on the battle of Gotland in 1381. It provides an excellent introduction to Swedish history and culture, and is a great attraction for adults and children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Stockholm in early May and need a nice cool place to recover. The wife happened to look up museums in the area and had this little gem tucked away just in case. After a short ride in the subway, we exited at Karlaplan and walked a couple of blocks to the museum. Stockholm has a great subway system... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice museum. Well laid exhibits. The museum entrance is free. A must see in Stockholm. Its at a walking distance from the VASA museum and Nordisk Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During previous visits to Stockholm we did not make time for a visit to the Swedish History Museum - I had no idea what historical treasures we were missing and am so happy that we took the time to visit on this trip. The Viking exhibit is simply awesome as well as the artifacts from the battle of Gotland. Exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Considering that this museum is free, it's really quite excellent. You can learn more about Swedish history (this is the best section in our opinion) and a lot about vikings. We found some of the content a bit random and without a good flow but this is our only criticism.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really appreciated the free entry. They have a nice Viking exhibit with many runic stones and other artifacts. Very informative and I came away with some new information. I also enjoyed the Swedish history exhibit that brought you throught the history of Sweden. very informative without being overwhelming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling back in time is exactly how you feel when the doors of this amazing place closes behind you when you enter the Swedish History Museum. To start at the year 1000 and then progress slowly through time on the time line laid out on the floor is again amazing. I think one can spend an entire day there and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As first time visitors to Sweden and Stockholm we spent a very enjoyable and informative 3 hours at this museum. The Museum offers free entrance and provides very detailed information and exhibits on the history of Sweden. Well worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibits on the history of Sweden, including the Vikings and how modern day Sweden came to be. There were also interesting, thought-provoking sections on modern life. The museum is small in comparison to the behemoths in London or Paris, but it's still a worthy visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I can't say enough how much my wife and I enjoyed this museum. It had a very unique view of how best to share Sweden's history, and they did an excellent job taking us from pre-historic era to 'modern-day' Sweden. If you are at all into museums put his on in the must-do pile, and even if you are not... More 

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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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