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The Army Museum

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Address: 13 Riddargatan | Östermalm, Stockholm 114 51, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 519 563 01
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Impressive museum

First off, the Swedish museums and their lifelike replicas/dioramas are really well done, but the ones here take the cake. Chronological setup regarding the history of Swedish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, the Swedish museums and their lifelike replicas/dioramas are really well done, but the ones here take the cake. Chronological setup regarding the history of Swedish military. Enjoy museums with touchable history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is probably the only time in my ife that I will stand beside a nuclear warhead. The museum documents Sweden's (and Europe's) military history with sensitivity and humility. Would recommend for all tourists. Its mandatory to deposit bags, but the lockers require a 5 Kr piece (refundable) to operate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place is very impressive. Considering this is a free attraction, the quality and size of the collection is amazing! Well funded and well looked after, the staff are great and the atmosphere is nice. The whole place takes you on a fantastic journey through not only Swedish history but also across the world. If you are in Stockholm, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

One of the best museums I have ever visited. Professional, knowledgeable staff. I gained real insight into Sweden's military history!

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have visited this museum on every trip to Stockholm over the past 15 years. While it is not for everyone, anybody with an interest in military history will find a stop here well worthwhile. This museum has steadily improved in the breadth and quality of its exhibits -- not least of which the introduction of English texts for almost... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is more than just a building full of old army equipment. It is well curated, well laid out and informative. It touches on all aspects of life that the military touches upon including peace. Don't miss it! They have some great displays - even the head of a nuclear warhead....found in an abandoned Russian base in Estonia....very chilling to... More 

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La Grange, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying nearby and the museum was free so we popped in. It was way better than expected. Thorough coverage of all the wars to present. Lots of memorabilia and exhibits. Not just for army lovers. It is worth your time. It is on several floors and the building itself is interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice place, close to city centre, can take pictures with Military costume and handle guns, which was fun..:)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Army Museum is free to the public and offers many looks at old time weapons and uniforms. Those who love history and military history will want to stop and spend a couple hours looking over all of the toys.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This museum has an interest mostly on the history of Sweden, and nordic countries. Few arms but more interesting parts of the rich past of this area

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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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