The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet)

The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet), Stockholm: Hours, Address, The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet) Reviews: 4/5

The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet)

The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet)
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Medelhavsmuseet houses Sweden's most important archaeological collections of ancient and historical relics from the Mediterranean countries. With its well-balanced selection of artefacts and exceptionally fine collections, the museum is one of the few in the world to give visitors a summary in reasonable time of the Mediterranean countries' rich and exciting history, from the earliest traces of humans in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the early Christian and Islamic cultures. The museum is in central Stockholm, in a former bank built in 1905 with a neo-classical interior unique in Scandinavian architectural history and therefore well worth seeing itself. The museum's Oriental café gives visitors a magnificent view of the Royal palace and centre.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Norrmalm
Norrmalm is Stockholm’s most central and busiest neighborhood. It’s home to the main shopping street, Drottninggatan, and to Stockholm icons like the Sergels Torg glass obelisk, the famous Hay Market with its Carl Milles sculptures, and the Hötorget Skyscrapers, a sight on every other Stockholm postcard. Norrmalm is also home to Sweden’s most traditional department stores Nordiska Kompaniet and Åhléns City juxtaposed with Stockholm’s most modern shopping mall, Mood Stockholm. Visitors to this area get to experience the unique Swedish philosophy of protecting cultural heritage while also staying on top of fashion innovation and modern architecture.
How to get there
  • Kungsträdgården • 5 min walk
  • T-Centralen • 6 min walk
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Jonas A
Stockholm, Sweden867 contributions
Jul 2021
Amazing artifacts from the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean, notably Cyprus. Free, centrally located and small enough history museum not to leave you exhausted and large enough to let you learn about, and present to you, a lot of genuine objects, from filigree jewelry, through sculptures to Egyptian mummies.
Written November 5, 2021
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maglund
Lund, Sweden64 contributions
Aug 2021
This is another one of the excellent, free Stockholm museums. There is a collection of Cypriot archaeological finds from a Swedish expedition. to us, the most impressive section was the Egyptian history collection downstairs- mummies, sarcophagi, mummified animals, burial treasures. Fully recommended.
Written August 13, 2021
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Antony P
Stockholm, Sweden454 contributions
Jul 2021
One from the free museum in the city, located almost in the center of old town, easy access, just a break of your walking tour.
Written July 30, 2021
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,430 contributions
Sep 2019
A small, free museum that has a nice collection of items from the Mediterranean and middle east (especially from Greece and Egypt) . Worth a visit on a rainy day.
The Museum is closed on Mondays.
Written August 18, 2020
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Elisabeth K
10 contributions
Aug 2019
Small musuem witn interesting collection on ancient Mediterrenean cultures. The Cafe Bagdad serves delicious Middle Eastern specialities. Planning a visit including an early lunch will make your day
Written April 3, 2020
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Phayao13
Stockholm, Sweden3,182 contributions
Feb 2020
As the name suggests, a major focus on areas and history around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Good information at a level that suits the little interested but also the initiated. Beautiful premises and really good cafe. Worth visiting for even the reluctant, free entry
Written February 29, 2020
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TbT
Cedar Rapids, IA329 contributions
Jun 2019
I was mightly impressed by this small (& free) museum. I hold a Classical Studies degree, so I saw a lot that was familiar (& enjoyable). All the Cypriot material was new to me & enchanting. It was close to closing, so I somewhat rushed my visit & definitely would like to return someday. Pretty frustrated my pics turned out blurry.
Written October 30, 2019
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kimibar
California296 contributions
Oct 2019
A fairly small but choice museum, especially the horde of votive figures seen in the photo above.
Some quite unusual sculptures. Excellent list descriptions of items in English as well as in Swedish.
Written October 23, 2019
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Margareta D
Stockholm, Sweden35 contributions
Oct 2019
The exhibition is interesting and beautifully set. The shop has a lot of nice gifts. Bagdad cafe serves nice dishes and wines. Lovely location near the Opera, Old town an the Royal castle.
Written October 6, 2019
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William M
120 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
After a day of yanking my “Stockholm Pass” out of my pocket every time we went around the corner it was aqq shock to find out this museum is free. There was some amazing Egyptian and Assyrian stuff but I was there for the Ancient Greek. The first floor had lots of each but the second floor blew me away. There in the cafe the tables are separate by tall display cases chockablock full of small pieces.it is a must visit
Written June 26, 2019
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