Stockholm City Museum
Stockholm City Museum
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At the City Museum you can follow Stockholm’s transformation from a small location in northern Europe to an urban, Scandinavian metropolis. From plague to punk rockers, via royal warmongers, breakthrough innovations and social welfare state. Free admission to the museum.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Sodermalm Borough
How to get there
  • Slussen • 2 min walk
  • Gamla stan • 6 min walk
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  • Azulann
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stockholm City Museum is a gem.
    This free museum is a step back into time following the history of the city of Stockholm. Spent 2 hours going into every recreated period room of life in the city. It gave me an understanding what life was like for average worker at turn of 20th century when my ancestors immigrated from Nordic cities to USA. Saw many families there with their children , who were fascinated by some the interactive areas of exhibits. Lovey cafe on ground floor. We had lunch and ate on the large terrace on a beautiful sunny day in Stockholm.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Nigel W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    A great little Museum and free also a bonus. I had been a couple of days before to the Medieval Museum and I thought there would be quite a bit of over lap, bit really they go hand in hand the Stockholm Museum taking it from where the Medieval one leaves off. With plenty of detail and great historic photos and displays. We spent at peat 2 hours wondering through. The only mistake we made was we started at the entrance and after that floor went to the top and worked down we should have worked our way up which is the way it is arranged.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Stephanie & Anthony
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom769 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free entry museum
    Firstly it's free entry, has coat and bag storage. There are several rooms over a few floors which depict the history of the city from the plague to now modern times of social change. Well worth a visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 16, 2024
  • Natasha_Var
    Arad County, Romania104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    totally worth seeing
    Went here on a rainy day to kill time and it was the most wonderful unexpected experience. It had a free entry. The rooms are spread over a few floors and depict the history of the city from the plague to modern times. There was also a library there where we enjoyed spending some quiet time. On top of the building there is the apartment of a family that lived there until 1936. The cafe there had the best food that we enjoyed so much.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 17, 2024
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Nigel W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A great little Museum and free also a bonus. I had been a couple of days before to the Medieval Museum and I thought there would be quite a bit of over lap, bit really they go hand in hand the Stockholm Museum taking it from where the Medieval one leaves off. With plenty of detail and great historic photos and displays. We spent at peat 2 hours wondering through. The only mistake we made was we started at the entrance and after that floor went to the top and worked down we should have worked our way up which is the way it is arranged.
Written September 2, 2023
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Natasha_Var
Arad County, Romania104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Went here on a rainy day to kill time and it was the most wonderful unexpected experience. It had a free entry. The rooms are spread over a few floors and depict the history of the city from the plague to modern times. There was also a library there where we enjoyed spending some quiet time. On top of the building there is the apartment of a family that lived there until 1936. The cafe there had the best food that we enjoyed so much.
Written May 17, 2024
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Stephanie & Anthony
Newark-on-Trent, UK769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Firstly it's free entry, has coat and bag storage. There are several rooms over a few floors which depict the history of the city from the plague to now modern times of social change.

Well worth a visit.
Written February 16, 2024
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afinetraveler
Washington DC, DC990 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stockholm City Museum offers a walking tour (The Millennium Tour) that ought to be separately listed by TripAdvisor as a tour rather than a museum.

The Millennium tour costs about $20/person, lasts about 2 hours, and includes 6 stops around Sodermalm. Tickets are available at Stockholm City Museum, but the tour actually starts a few blocks away.

Our tour guide (Osa) informed and entertained us with stories about author Stieg Larsson and the characters in his Millennium Series crime novels (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Through her explanation, she also wove in all sorts of facts and details about Stockholm and Swedish culture & society. Any reader of the Larsson books will find the tour to be great fun and easily worth the time and money.

More details on the tour can be found at Stockholm City Museum's website (http://www.stadsmuseum.stockholm.se/index.php?sprak=english)
Written August 11, 2012
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Pipen
Stockholm5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
Situated at Slussen, the Lock, connecting Sodermalm and Gamla stan. The museum is the starting point for the excellent Millennium walk, based on the books by Stieg Larsson("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl Who Played With Fire", and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest"). The walk takes you around Sodermalm and the guide that was taking us around was fantastic!

The museum is housed in a beautiful bulding, the exhibition is showing the history of Stockholm with nice sceneries, photos and other objects of interest. At the top floor, there is a great play area for children. The whole museum is free of charge.
Written May 5, 2011
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Maria M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Worth a visit, its one of the best museums in Stockholm, with easy access.
Highly recommend a visit.
Written January 14, 2020
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Hawkeyes1050
Brussels, Belgium44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
A recently reopened museum.
I wasn't terribly impressed by the new exhibition. Lots of words, but less food for the other senses.
Written July 5, 2019
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Doris S
Vienna, Austria60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Although very tricky to find on the internet, the Stockholm City Museum offers a Millenium tour through Södermalm visiting places in the books and films described. The guide is very entertaining and well informed. Plus, with the Millenium Tour you see beautiful places of Stockholm you wouldn't see if you just follow your typical travel guide.
Written August 18, 2014
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QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC3,804 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
This museum was very interesting. I was anticipating more artifacts and explanations of the city, but they did well with what was there. The part about crime and punishment was more disturbing than necessary, and a bit out of place it seemed, but I enjoyed the parts about 13th century Stockholm! I can certainly recommend it to anyone with an interest in history--even random portions like engineering and witchcraft!
Written May 13, 2014
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CDN_Wanderer
Europe828 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
I have done a fair number of walking tours and I was really surprised at how underpromoted the Millennium walking tour is. The museum appears disinterested in providing a service that I am sure a lot of people are interested in after reading the books or seeing the movies.

It's hard to find information online about and it's only done once a week on Saturday at 11:30. You can book ahead with a credit card. I decided not to do that as I didn't know whether or not we would want to sleep in. Well, we got up and went there early waiting for the museum to open only to find that the walking tour was already sold out and that the next available tour was the following Saturday. If they only offer the tour once a week (while most visitors stay in Stockholm for less than a week) and know that the tour is full before the tour date, why don't they bother to have another person leading another group? A lot of missed opportunities.

So, that was it according to the museum's ticket seller. But, from reading online, we knew that you could do either book a private tour or buy a map, both of which she didn't offer. We suggested that we would like to buy the map (40 krona) and do the tour by ourselves. It's only worth buying the map if you absolutely want to see all 11 stops from the book in Sodermalm (even though there's not much to see at most of the sites ) as the map is not that well done and there are no suggestions of what routes to follow. Highlights (of Sodermalm) include the walk along Monteliusvagen, Mellqvist Kaffebar (Hornsgatan 78), the shopping streets Gotgatan and Hornsgatan, Kvarnen (Tjarhovsgatan 4) and the excellent beer garden with a great view of the city (Mosebacke).

We had fun doing our own tour and checking out the sites, but think that the museum should reconsider how they communicate the tour to the public.
Written July 24, 2013
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