The Swedish History Museum

The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm: Hours, Address, The Swedish History Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Swedish History Museum
4.5
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
About
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 at the museum's unique Medieval Art. Free admission Free entry for all visitors.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Östermalm
With its high-end shopping facilities and Michelin-starred restaurants, Östermalm is definitely the poshest part of central Stockholm. Here you will find Stockholm’s most majestic residential buildings, a beautiful market hall from 1888 displaying gourmet foods from around the world and the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre with its awe-inspiring architecture. At night, legendary nightclubs make the perfect location to observe the natives (and those aspiring to become natives of this exclusive neighborhood) in their natural habitat and to enjoy the latest produce of the Swedish house music scene.
How to get there
  • Karlaplan • 6 min walk
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Adriana-Cucer
Villach, Austria64 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Very detailed and well organised. Some if the audio devices were not working and there were not hand sanitisers inside different zones of the museum. The reading materials looked dirty. Viking area is very nice and well organised. Take care as can be crowded.
Written January 3, 2022
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Aya G
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
Very interesting and rich with different aspects of Sweden history. As a viking fan, I found it very informative to find more about their era
Written November 7, 2021
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maglund
Lund, Sweden64 contributions
Aug 2021
History of Sweden from Prehistoric to modern times. Amazing finds including plenty of skeleton finds and the research into their livestyles including the recreating of a 5 year old girl. There is also a temporary Viking exhibition at the moment which is quite impressive.
I learned alot of Swedish history and the various Kings. Good displays and educational plates.Apparently this museum has 10,000 pieces but 50,000 are dispayed.
We had a warn welcome from a very enthusiastic member of staff too! Amazing that this museum is free.
Written August 5, 2021
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danford l
9 contributions
Jun 2021
Nice museum! It is free !! You get a feeling of human life starting from prehistoric period, stone age, bronze age and modern age. There ate several interesting stuffs well preserved in the museum! If you love History. It is worth visiting.

You will also learn, history of Sweden from different centuries. I spent approximately and it was worth for me. There is restaurant too if you feel hungry. There is a picnic area ( I guess, place to eat or seat for a while) if you want to have your own food there. I would recommend!
Written July 26, 2021
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MarkusSCHUMACHER
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
I am so surprise that this museum is not ranking higher on Stockholm visit worth and to do things list. It’s fabulous !! Here you can learn a lot about Sweden’s history during a very well thought through, well presented, didactical, modern and not boring at all exhibition. Count 2 hours. A MUST see.
Written July 16, 2021
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Travel30WAW
Sligo, Ireland35 contributions
Jul 2020
It was a little underwhelming in my opinion but they do have a lot of information on Swedish History.
I would have liked a bit more interactive information.
Written June 7, 2021
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AndyJ77
Bratislava, Slovakia289 contributions
Oct 2020
This museum walk you through the whole Swedish history. You have also the chance to see historical treasures.
Written October 26, 2020
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,430 contributions
Sep 2019
This one obviously covers the history of Sweden from different perspectives - religious artifacts and paintings, information about the history of life in Scandinavia and Sweden, Vikings and runes, wars, historical artifacts, and the Gold room (where they show ancient jewelry).
There is a lot of info in English, and while there's abundance of info, the display itself feel somewhat lackluster.
The thing I liked the most was just outside the museum - activities to demonstrate viking life - like using a bow and arrow, baking, etc.
If you are interested in the history of the Swedish people you must visit the museum, but expect nothing fancy.
Written August 22, 2020
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Jon4fun
London, UK95 contributions
Jul 2020
A fine museum well thought through, impressive treasure exhibition and clear narrative throughout; nice tea garden.
Written July 27, 2020
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Kirrily K
Surfers Paradise, Australia9 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited the Viking Museum just by chance as I was worried that it may not be suitable for teenagers . My 16yr old loved it as did my 10 yr old .
Alex the guide was fantastic. He definitely made it fun and real . He engaged all of the crowd and was very informative. alex even had a sword fight with my kids which was fun to watch . Thankyou Alex and the other staff for making our experience so good .Make sure you visit you won’t be disappointed .
Written January 9, 2020
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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