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The Swedish History Museum

Address: Narvavagen 13-17, Stockholm 114 84, Sweden (Formerly The National Historical Museum)
Phone Number: +46 8 519 556 00
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Ranked #29 of 215 things to do in Stockholm
Type: History museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Here is where you can learn about the Vikings. Check out the well-stocked and well-planned treasure...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Here is where you can learn about the Vikings. Check out the well-stocked and well-planned treasure exhibit.

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Leeds West Yorkshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We wanted to see Vikings but because it was February we were unable to get to the Birka so we looked for the next best thing, and this was it. Very good exhibits that also question how human life and evolution is represented and how we will be represented in the future. I loved the information on the archaeological digs... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The exhibition on vikings is very interesting and well balanced between archaeological finds, media and models. If you visit with children the viking exhibition and gold room are must. The second floor exhibition on Swedish history is more old school - not very interactive, mostly relics behind glass and it just too long for one time visit for children. Also... More 

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Santa Cruz do Sul, RS
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is amazing! All views are very well mounted and interactive. You can download the audioguide and they provide the headphones. Shows the history of Sweden, from prehistory to the present day, but the highlight is the large exibition of the Vikings.

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Krakow, Poland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Less interesting than Nordiska Museet but worth visiting. An exhibition on Vikings or Masacre were interesting.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I really loved this museum! If you're interested in history--especially prehistory and the Vikings--this is a great place to spend a few hours. I wish I'd allowed a full two hours. There are lots of fascinating artifacts, and plenty of explanations in English. Nice little cafe too!

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you are a museum person, you would definitely enjoy the exhibits here. Extremely well detailed, 1 entire day would just not suffice. The path recommended by the staff is to start at the Ice age section and just follow the exit and entries to the next chamber. The journey of Sweden of today has been very well put up... More 

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Igualada, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Unfortunately we started the visit quite late and 1h wasn't enough. No special rates for late visits (so it was a bit expensive). The museum has interesting contents, but it is quite children-focused and guided (you have to follow a route). Missed information panels in English!

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Bari, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Definitely a museum you should visit if you want to get the whole swedish history. The exhibition goes from medieval times until our days. Visit that on friday when the entrance is free ( otherwise you have to pay 100kr at least..)

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France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is where you should head if you want to learn a bit about Swedish history and about Vikings. The exhibits are vast and nice and definitely requires an extensive time at your hand to enjoy the museum. My favorite is definitely the gold room.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visited this museum when it was about to close. Since were in a hurry we could only visit the viking part and the Gold room. There are exhibitions about life of vikings, their weapons and viking ships. The gold room has exhibition of ornaments from viking to modern era. You could see silver and gold objects, artifacts and ornaments... More 

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