Royal Coin Cabinet

Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm: Hours, Address, Royal Coin Cabinet Reviews: 4/5

Royal Coin Cabinet
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
How to get there
  • Gamla stan • 6 min walk
  • Kungsträdgården • 7 min walk
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maglund
Lund, Sweden64 contributions
Aug 2021
This Museum has now moved to a separate hall to the History Museum in Östermalm. Currently there is an exhibition on hyperinflation which is interesting and dispayed well. The biggest coin is impressive. No need for audio guides as the displays are in English an Swedish.
Like the History museum, the Ekonomiska museet is also free.
Written August 5, 2021
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lakeflyer
Austin, TX325 contributions
Aug 2015
I ducked into this museum on a whim after seeing the sign outside. Since it is free admission, I decided to give it a shot and I'm glad I did. You get free wifi in the building to download audio tours that explain the exhibits in your native language. You can even borrow a set of headphones.

There is a wide range of different coins and currency on display, starting with one of the huge stone coins from Yap, through Greek and Roman coins, all the way to modern times. I spent probably a good hour wandering the exhibits and I wouldn't say that I'm a huge coin collecting enthusiast. But it was cool to see so many ancient coins and hear the stories on the audio guide of how societies have viewed money and created money.

If you are in Stockholm by the palace, I would definitely recommend it as a nice diversion from the madness of Old Town.
Written September 28, 2015
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Vlad
Tallinn, Estonia178 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Were not expecting to visit this museum but we enjoyed it very much! Quite unusual, informative an entertaining. Even ancient coins could be sometimes interesting :)
Written February 24, 2018
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S R
San Francisco, CA153 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Fun and nicely organized coin museum. lots to see and very interesting! They also have a small book store.
Written June 18, 2017
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NorthernWanderlust
Ottawa231 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We weren't expecting much of the coin museum, and in fact waited until our last day to see it. That said, this museum was a wonderful find. There's not a whole lot of English signage, especially on the upper floors, but what signage there is tells the history of modern currency. If you were ever curious about where the term 'dollar' comes from, or 'pieces of eight', 'pound', or 'peso', this museum has that covered.

There are also fairly fascinating exhibits on American currency over the centuries, the evolution of currency, and the use of various metals. One 'coin' of particular interest is the ~20lbs copper plate used by the Swedish monarchy for currency. There are several examples on display and you can pick one up too. While some of their other exhibits were less informative (and entirely in Swedish), given this museum's free admission, it's worth just browsing their vast collection of coins throughout the ages. It's a good way to spend an afternoon if you are in Gamla Stan.
Written July 11, 2016
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silvermasked
Perth, Australia431 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
i have been to a few coin cabinets but they had loads of info in english where as this one was more of a look and guess game. come on people get with the coinage
Written February 24, 2014
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Lelik1
Moscow, Russia43 contributions
Agree - very curious collection, well-organised and free on Mondays.
Written January 29, 2010
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R O
24 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
It was an interesting visit to the museum. Best off all was the large stone which served as money. It was possible to listen mobile guide in English or Swedish languages.
Written August 12, 2017
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Caroline S
Ramsbottom, UK421 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is an interesting little museum, free to enter and you can also get an audio guide to the exhibits in English. You can see the world's largest coin and try and lift it. Even if you have little interest in coins and money it's a fascinating trip through the centuries and cultures of money exchange.
Written July 29, 2017
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G W
Toronto, Canada530 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This is a free museum and takes about an a hour to go through. If you are interested in collecting coins you have to go here and if you are not it is still very interesting. They have free audio tours which is recommended. We were told that the item will move to the new museum soon.
Written July 18, 2017
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