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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 #24 of 144 Attractions 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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Lappeenranta, Finland
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112 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

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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Macau, China
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50 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Swedish History Museum has a wonderful exhibition on the Vikings, which was the reason for us to go there. Entrance price was a 100kr per person (or free if you have the Stockholm card) and we spent about 45minutes exploring the viking section. Due to time constraints we did not check the other sections but judging from the quality... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This museum is huge. I went here on a wednesday evening because it's free that day from 5-8pm that day. That day I already went to 3 museums and I was already pretty tired when I got to this one. When I discovered how large the museum was I decided to only go to the vikings parts of the museum... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our son really loved the temporary interactive Viking experience at Historiska (the history museum). During the summer of 2014 the temporary Viking experience exhibition let children dress up in armor, bake Viking bread in a coal oven, participate in Viking games and crafts and shoot arrows. You can check their website (http://www.historiska.se/home/ ) or contact the museum directly to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're hard pressed for time and you can only see one museum in Stockholm, I highly recommend The Swedish History Museum (Historiska museet). I viewed 4 exhibits - prehistory, viking, history of sweden, and the gold room. Note: I highly recommend renting headphones and doing the audio-tour. The prehistories section is incredible and within it contains many individual exhibits.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great overview of Swedish history and an excellent account of the Vikings. Personally, I wish there was more about Sweden's contribution/lack of contribution (depending on how you view it) in World War II. Still, well worth the entry and a must see!

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum si good, but I have to say I seen better. But anyway, if you have time enough, try it. Some days and hours in the week are free for public. I decided that I try it and it was good. Usually at friday 4 to 5pm. Watch the website.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If visiting Stockholm, we would recommend going here as you get to learn so much about the history of Sweden. They had an incredible display of gold, endless artefacts with concise explanations. Very child friendly as they have all sorts of things for them to investigate, like little cubby holes in the walls that they can open and trails to... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a small museum that does not have many highlights for foreign visitors who may have been in other major European museums before. This museum is interesting if you would like to visit their (small, neverthless) exhibit on the Vikings. This is something you do not see everywhere in Europe. After you see the Vikings, head downstairs to visit... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Interesting exhibitions which are well presented are waiting for you. If you are interested in archeology and history you should take at least 3 hours for this interesting museum.

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