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The Swedish History Museum

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Address: Narvavagen 13-17, Stockholm 114 84, Sweden (Formerly The National Historical Museum)
Phone Number: +46 8 519 556 00
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Swedish History Museum is one of Sweden's largest museums. Tens of...

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 up to age 18.

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Cool place

Really enjoyed this place. Cool exhibitions especially the gold room. The cafe was nice too for a break. And it's totally free! Would definitely recommend!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. Cool exhibitions especially the gold room. The cafe was nice too for a break. And it's totally free! Would definitely recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an excellent museum. The three exhibits we saw were Vikings, Gold, and 1000 Years of Swedish History. We spent over 2 hours here and enjoyed every minute. We did not travel with children, but there were definitely activities for children as well. We opted to rent the audio tour and I was glad we did--really well done. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is actually rather good and free. Look out for all the viking stuff and make sure you have a coffee and cake in the cafe - good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was very nice i really liked it . Sweden is a nice country with a beutifull history! Its good to go there in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What blew me away about this museum is that I've never been to one that deals so critically with history and actually makes visitors wonder about the status quo not just of the past but also of today's society, while creating links to the world of today and presenting alternative viewpoints. One example that stuck with me was the prehistoric... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick tutorial on Swedish history. Most interesting, however, we were lucky that there was a special Viking exhibition on now that I think will run through until October. The Viking exhibition is excuse enough to visit the Museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is housed on the grounds of a beautiful former estate that at one time was situated on the outskirts of the city. The many exhibits are professional and quite thoughtful. We chose to concentrate on the Viking history exhibit to learn more about a fascinating empire. In the summer, tents and outdoor activities are set up to provide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun interactive stuff for kids, as well as beautiful galleries of exhibits more geared to an older audience. Really beautiful and fairly extensive collections of medieval religious artwork. Gorgeous courtyard cafe with tasty drinks and snacks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you find yourself with a rainy day in Stockholm, the Swedish History Museum is a great way to pass an hour. With lots of exhibits on Viking history, it's entertaining to walk around viewing and educational if you take the time to read the captions, which include English translations. The museum has taken great lengths to include interactive elements... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive arcitekture and exebition inside was nice. Great cafe inside the great hall with ok prices and good quality food. I do recomend a wisit to this place. Overall a good feeling and a great choice to cobine with the wasa museum.

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Staying in Ostermalm

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Ostermalm
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.