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“A must in Stockholm.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nordiska museet

Nordiska museet
Djurgardsvagen 6_16 | Djurgarden, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden (Formerly Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet))
+46 8 519 546 00
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Nordiska museet. Discover exhibitions on Swedish trends and traditions in areas such as home interiors, fashion, jewellery, table settings, folk art, textiles, dolls houses and much more.
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“A must in Stockholm.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The museum is housed in a magnificent building, which is worth seeing just by itself. The expositions are varying and present the artifacts from the history of the centuries long passed.
The collection of glass and porcelain is one of the best I have seen - very few articles were broken and ever needed restoration, which is especially impressive for the 15th century glassware.
During our visit there was an exhibition of exquisite jewellery, both historical and just very fine articles. Hope it will be on for long.
Other exhibitions from the permanent collection include textiles, embroidery, dressing, and other crafts. A video showing the process of putting on male and female formal attire of 19th century if very impressive and educative.

The museum also boasts a nice playground for children in the ground floor, and a nice cafe. Most recommended.

Visited October 2012
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“Visit this museum if interested in swedish traditions and culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

This should be called Swedish rather Nordic museum. The collections are quite diverse but I like in particular the exhibits on folk art, indigenous people (Sami), old clocks, old clothing and old religious traditions. As other reviewers have said, don't forget to pick up audio guides which are free. There is lunch concert in the banquet hall (prob on weekends only) and cloakroom w lockers in basement.

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“Be sure to use the audio guides”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We used the audio guide which did a great job of taking us to the important parts of the museum and explaining Swedish culture and history.

Visited August 2012
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“Random Collections”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This museum had a rathere random set of collections. Some were translated, albeit briefly, into English, but perhaps two thirds had no translation at all.

A couple of the collections were interesting, particularly the fashion and jewelry. The photography exhibition was a pass. The photos weren't that interesting- might have been if we'd understood the context. The historical room sets were few, and not well explained. In one, there was no way to see inside the room except by peeking through seedy glass.

The large display of Swedish holiday traditions was wasted on us as well, since we recognized a few ( Advent calendars, St Lucia crowns) but didn't understand the elaborate finer points of it all, and there was no English explanation others than some randomly placed English cards that very bizarrely gave statistics on Swedish alcoholism, infant mortality, divorce, and abortion rates. instead of being a holiday tradition exhibition, my daughters said it depressed here.

There was also a series of displays of crafts that children had made since a crafts program was instituted into Swedish schools, which went totally over this American head. There was, however, a large room of adult textile and needlework handcrafts (laces, weaving, embroidery, etc) in shallow glass drawers, which I could have easily killed a couple of hours in.

The strangest thing though, was the top floor, which included a very kitschy display of souvenirs a Swedish family would have brought back from a holiday, including some really awful tourist plaques, plastic cups, and.... a conch shell.

Might be a good place to kill time, but not a destination museum, in spite of the fabulous exterior.

Visited September 2012
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“The displays dont do the exhibits justice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

If you are planning to visit the Nordic and Vasa museums - only a few metres apart - visit this first as the splendour of Vasa shows up the poor presentation of exhibits in the Nordic badly. The ground floor is fine, but as you go up to the floor with ie the Dolls House contents , they are in glass fronted cabinets almost on shelves. The exhibits almost look 2D. Better positioning and lighting would no doubt improve things. Maybe we have all become so used to merchandising techniques used in retail - but it so seemed a lost opportunity that didnt do credit to the quality of the exhibits.
The upper floors were also steaming hot and airless which didnt make one want to linger.

Visited July 2012
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