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The Swedish History Museum

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Address: 13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, 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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Everytime we had a super day !

Super place to spend a whole day where kids can play and learn in many ways. I did it many times with my kids and friends, they had a great day everytime we came. If you also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Super place to spend a whole day where kids can play and learn in many ways. I did it many times with my kids and friends, they had a great day everytime we came. If you also want to see the viking exhibition, go there first than play in the courtyard and have lunch in the nice cafe in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

If you want to learn about the history of the Vikings it's a good place to visit. As with most museums here it doesn't open til 12. But it's worth spending time here

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I spent half a day here after seeing a poster about the Viking display. It was wonderful to get a look at different aspects of Swedish history. I did a tour shortly after I arrived about the Vikings. The tour was very insightful (and in English!) and was a good start to my day at the museum.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

It's a great museum and it's free of charge! It covers the whole history of Sweden with highlights like the Viking era and the golden room etc. It's really worth a visit, not many places would offer a museum like this for free, be prepared to take around 2 hours for the museum of course you could stay much longer,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

With just few well picked items per century it still gives good idea of how Sweden become what is it today. Even our museum hater (12) survived it rather well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

This visit was 3 hours well spent in a well organised, well laid out museum. The free audio guide explains, in detail, where you are and at what you are looking. Our schedule didn't allow us to visit the café but if it matches he rest of the museum, we missed aa treat!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The gold room should have been a highlight but they managed to get the description key wrong on the signs and the two different booklets offered to visitors - they were not even consistent among themselves! Lots of new fangled stuff aimed at kids but I dare say irritating for a sentient adult. But some areas (e.g. medieval part) look... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Viking exhibit is extensive and gives great insight to how it was back in the days. For sure one of the best museums in Stockholm. Keep and eye out for when they have free admission! And don't miss the gold in the basement! Impressive collection!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited the Historiska Museet on New Year's day. We were surprised by the extensive collection about Vikings on the ground floor. The exposition about the Swedish History on the first floor was interesting, but not more than that in my opinion. The treasure collection in the cellar on the other hand was beautiful. Free admission on Fridays was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We spent a wonderful afternoon at the museum. The displays are excellent, especially the Gold Room and the displays on the upper floor. It was wonderfully warm, as it was freezing outside, and we had a lovely coffee and cake in the café.

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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.