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The Army Museum

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Address: 13 Riddargatan | Östermalm, Stockholm 114 51, Sweden
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A nice introduction to Sweden and how it used to be a bunch of warmongers

Who would've thunk Sweden, quite little ole Sweden, used to be war hungry? I mean, it's been a number of years but this museum gives a nice overview to foreigners of the wars and... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Jessica B
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Who would've thunk Sweden, quite little ole Sweden, used to be war hungry? I mean, it's been a number of years but this museum gives a nice overview to foreigners of the wars and whatnot that changed Scandinavia over the years. Interesting for history buffs :)

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Came with our boys 13 and 11 years old. Both moaned about coming and then loved it. Spacious, modern museum covering 17th century war onwards. Plenty of guns, knifes, various weapons, flags, uniforms and artefact's. We would have been happy to pay for admission after seeing the quality of the museum however it is free.

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Thank Paula S
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Amazingly interesting displays of the Swedish history of war. If possible try to take a guided tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Recommended as still central to the city and not busy during weekdays. Free to enter and quite interactive for all ages. Displays Swedish military history (its army) from late 1500's to modern day. A good 1-1.5hr visit.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

It's really interesting, exhibition starts from 1500 and takes you through different times showing weapons and outfits that were used. If you like history or you are into weapons, you gonna like it for sure. There are also modern guns and you get a chance to hold 4 different type of guns, pretty cool.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

A nice, free museum for those who are interested in the military history of Sweden, the history of war is pretty detailed. Overall a great experience.

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Bacau, Romania
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This museum is a fine mean of finding an interesting piece of northern history. The set-up is impressive.

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Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

An interesting review in Sweden's history of war. Exhibition was built in three floors, beginning from Stone Age all the way to the Modern Era. Impressing and detailed installations, lots of war flags from Medieval and Renaissance eras as well as weaponry and armours. As Sweden didn't fight in World Wars, these are shown from the angle of common citizens... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The museum covers from the 16th century to the present day, The full-scale scenes and original artifacts presented were amazing. As a former member of the Armed Forces it was great to see the history presented in the Museum, well worth the time to wonder through, you can imagine but only a bit of what it must have been like... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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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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