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The Swedish History Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Totally worth it

Entrance is completely free. The museum is very interactive. Has lockers to put jackets and bags... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dedunumax
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Tallinn, Estonia
Great museum with great staffs

The staffs in the museum were very helpful. They gave us tips on how to do the tour. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tomimitotoro
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Toronto, Canada
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The Swedish History Museum is one of Sweden's largest museums. Tens of thousands of people come here every year to explore one of the biggest Viking exhibitions in the world, to be amazed by gold and silver treasures in the Gold Room and to marvel...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
Ostermalm
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+46 8 519 556 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Entrance is completely free. The museum is very interactive. Has lockers to put jackets and bags. The Swedish national history museum will walk you through Swedish history. There was a special section for the Holocaust and it was quite touching.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dedunumax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Viking exhibition is currently closed (for refurbishment until 2020 according to the website), which was disappointing as I had gone there specifically to see Viking artefacts. I looked in the rest of the museum and couldn’t really find much else Viking. The gold room...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staffs in the museum were very helpful. They gave us tips on how to do the tour. The museum is huge and you can spend hours here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tomimitotoro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this museum! Extensive collection with very well preserved and presented exhibits, so much to see and do. Definitely get the audio guide to make the most of your visit. It's a beautiful museum.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swedish History Museum, where we were able to admire some beautiful runic stones, viking weapons and armor and even a ship. There was also a lot of medieval religious artifacts such as altar panels, relics, stonework and other objects. Particularly interesting, though gruesome, was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

History buffs should devote at least a half to explore all the artifacts on display. Most patrons start their visit on the bottom floor, containing impressive collections of gold and other treasures from days gone by. Moving upward, you approach modern times. There are a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jpetula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great pleasure to visit the museum: very informative, with great atmosphere and understandable! After the visit you will learn the most important highlights of the history of Sweden. And all these amazing things are free of charge. I would highly recommend to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ambassador_M91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a good combination of old fashioned museum and new. There is great activities for the children. Would warmly recommend it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 376elisabethh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a day to kill in Stockholm and had never been to this museum. The Viking part of the museum was closed. I gave the rest about two hours strolling through and reading most of the info.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob-CS
Reviewed January 12, 2019

a very descriptive explaining place full of artifacts and amazing for clicks. A must visit if want to know about vikings

Date of experience: January 2019
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Carolyn C
May 10, 2017|
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Response from Historiska M | Property representative |
Hi carolyn, We have lockers in different sizes and the biggest ones can hold at least a cabin bag. Talk to our staff at the information desk and they will guide and help you. Very welcome!
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Cristina V
May 9, 2017|
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Response from Historiska M | Property representative |
Hi Cristina, We have lockers in different sizes and the biggest ones certainly can hold a cabin bag. Talk to our staff at the information desk and they will guide and help you. Very welcome!
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ymaybee
January 12, 2015|
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Response from CharleneSokal | Reviewed this property |
Agree withe the rarezombi answer above. The museum staff could answer this better than any visitor. They are aware of the schedule of the museum. Note the staff was well versed in English, including those dealing with... More
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AndyOinflorida
Boynton Beach, Florida
2 1/2 days in Stockholm (2 Replies)
Hello, we have only 2 1/2 days in Stockholm in July with our 9 year old son. Planning on the following: Swedish History Museum - I love Viking history Vasa Museum Walking Tour of Gamla Stan Maybe an On-Off Boat tour of the city Dinners at Ardberg Embassy and Lisa Elmqist If anyone has any advice, recommendations on any changes I should consider or a "must do" with our 9-year old son, I'm all ears. Thanks!
June 17, 2018|
Response fromMyrm|
You really should consider Skansen, however as I would want to reserve a full daytime to be sure of having enough time to be seeing it all. Your two and a half days are already close to full, so you might need to drop something to clear the time, unless you finish quicker than I would. My choice would be the walking tour fo Gamla Stan because you can atill DIY it while its still light even if tours arent running.