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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)
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+46 8 519 556 00
11:00 - 17:00
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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

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 Free entry for all visitors.

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One of the few FREE museums in Stockholm

The museum has several sections on Swedish history which do not necessarily link to each other chronologically, so you might get lost or confused. We visited the Vikings and... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

The museum has several sections on Swedish history which do not necessarily link to each other chronologically, so you might get lost or confused. We visited the Vikings and general history afterwards. The artifacts were not amazing, but you'll get to know about the country's history from the info panels (in English and Swedish). The shop has a pretty limited... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Interesting artifacts about the vikings, including a nice gold room full of jewelry. The museum is free and includes also children activities. English explanation is widely available. Free bag deposit boxes are also available.

Thank thike
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I visited this towards the end of my stay, but wished I'd visited it earlier so I could have spent longer at this museum. Not sure how long I did spend here (several hours at least), but there is plenty to see. I'm happy to pay entrance fees, but this is a free museum. It is odd that the only... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this museum. The parts that I really enjoyed the most were the vikings and the gold room.I particularly loved the explanations of how the vikings used to live and their religion.

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. Cool exhibitions especially the gold room. The cafe was nice too for a break. And it's totally free! Would definitely recommend!!

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Irvine, California
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was an excellent museum. The three exhibits we saw were Vikings, Gold, and 1000 Years of Swedish History. We spent over 2 hours here and enjoyed every minute. We did not travel with children, but there were definitely activities for children as well. We opted to rent the audio tour and I was glad we did--really well done. There... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is actually rather good and free. Look out for all the viking stuff and make sure you have a coffee and cake in the cafe - good value.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

It was very nice i really liked it . Sweden is a nice country with a beutifull history! Its good to go there in the summer.

Thank Abdallah K
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

What blew me away about this museum is that I've never been to one that deals so critically with history and actually makes visitors wonder about the status quo not just of the past but also of today's society, while creating links to the world of today and presenting alternative viewpoints. One example that stuck with me was the prehistoric... More 

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

A quick tutorial on Swedish history. Most interesting, however, we were lucky that there was a special Viking exhibition on now that I think will run through until October. The Viking exhibition is excuse enough to visit the Museum

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