Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum, Stockholm

Maritime Museum
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Djurgården & Djurgårdsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of nature and an abundance of museums, while being located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take endless walks through a beautiful park landscape without having to leave the city, but also offers an incredible range of entertainment facilities, such as an open air museum which specializes in the Swedish way of life pre-industrialization, the renowned Vasa Museum with its legendary sailing ship, and Sweden’s most famous amusement park Gröna Lund, which is more than a 100 years old.
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berry974
Istanbul78 contributions
Small but informative
Mar 2020
Small but informative. I specially liked the diorama themed models on the steam area .The real ships were clodes to the season which were at the other building ..
Written March 10, 2020
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malcylon
Oslo, Norway82 contributions
Excellent museum for very young kids
Aug 2019
Given the ironic shortage of such places in Stockholm, the basement play room is worth the visit alone if you have young kids especially under the age of 5. We have a one year old and a two year old toddler, and they absolutely love the play room. We can spend an entire morning there and then have lunch in the cafe upstairs. Our two year old likes to look at the various boat displays on our way out. Considering it is free to get in, this is a great visit that gives some very interesting naval and maritime history about Sweden, including some great stories. Well worth the visit and there's also several other places to visit nearby.
Written August 25, 2019
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Flajjer
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden75 contributions
Fantastic, well worth a visit
Aug 2019 • Family
Great museum for all visitors young and old. The museum I very clean and updated and offers something for everyone. The restaurant was ok as well. The museum shop could be better, but I’m picky.
Written August 25, 2019
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PJ_L
Lund62 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2019 • Solo
The Swedish maritime museum has a number of classic exhibitions, covering the maritime history from many aspects. Merchant ships from viking age to now, maritime technology, naval ships, etc. models, items, drawings, lots of audio guides: all work together in a fantastic building.

Many fun activities for kids if all ages, but without transforming the place into an amusement park like the nearby Tekniska museet science museum.

Clean restrooms and excellent facilities for families, basic but decent cafè with moderate pricing.

One flaw might be that the exhibition of naval history is a bit Stockholm centric, in that the naval center Karlskrona is not even mentioned (in spite if its importance). You may also note that Gothenburg, the epicenter of Swedish merchant shipping, is very rarely referred to.

These are merely small details. The overall experience is excellent and the museum is well worth a visit.

Did I mention that the entrance is free?!

Parking nearby, 2€/h. The bus no 69 stops right outside.
Written July 31, 2019
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CP5388
Hampshire, England34 contributions
This museum is free to visit!
Apr 2019 • Couples
We tried to visit on a Monday when this museum is closed. Returned Tuesday when we seemed to be the only visitors. There is currently an interesting exhibition on the tea trade and what it was like to work on the voyage from China to Europe. Most of the rest of the museum consists of highly detailed models of ships through the ages. I recommend getting the audio guide which is also free. Overall good for those interested in the sea, less so for others or for children.
Written April 30, 2019
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Helen C
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK872 contributions
Climb on board the ships!
Jul 2018 • Family
We visited some of the ships that are in the dock. I’m not sure if they are part of the maritime museum, or not. But I really enjoyed looking around them. There is loads of information on board, and some of the rooms are set up as they would have been. It’s great to clamber around old boats! The bigger ship, also had toilets on board you can use, and an exhibition on the history of ice breakers. Free entry as well!
Written July 30, 2018
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Pittsburgh_Lazer
Pittsburgh185 contributions
fantastic ship models
Jul 2018 • Family
the ship models in this museum are rather large like 6-8 feet long. It is amazing how much detail you can really see withodels this big. A similar museum in Amsterdam had much smaller models.
Written July 23, 2018
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Manuel P
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg2,184 contributions
IMPACTING ICEBREAKER
Jul 2018 • Couples
Sankt Erik is Sweden's first seafaring icebreaker.
Built Finnboda shipyard and was launched in 1915. Was removed from service in 1977 and has been a museum ship since 1980.

Very interesting ship to see.
Written July 12, 2018
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK1,885 contributions
The historic ships at the Museum Pier are FREE to visit!
Jun 2018 • Solo
The Museum Pier is situated opposite the Vasa Museum and is part of the state Maritime Museum. I could find no mention of this attraction in my guidebook and it came as rather a nice surprise to find that I could clamber around and explore the ships tied up at the pier for free!
The staff have a small cabin which doubles as office, shop and a small refreshments stall, and were very friendly and helpful, giving me a leaflet which not only details the ships there but also the Galley Shipyard which is the area around - very pleasant to walk around being full of maritme history. For instance, the large dry dock behind the museum pier, was finished in 1879 and is now partly covered by the Vasa Museum, so the lower level of the Museum is actually the old dry dock!
The star of the exhibits has to be the icebreaker Sankt Eric; launched in 1915, still in working condition and designed to keep the sea routes in and out of the archipelago open during the winter. There is also a lightship built in 1903 which lay at anchor at the Finngrundet banks during the ice free part of the year. The other ships at the pier were the Swedish Navy sail training ship, a small tug and another boat which was used to carry out rescues in the harbour. I understand that other ships also call at the pier including the Minesweeper M20, MIssile Ship Ystad and the Torpedo Boat Spica so you never quite know what ships will be there! Well worth a visit and fascinating to explore the icebreaker from the engine room up to the bridge!
Written July 6, 2018
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,113 contributions
Free visit to 2 ships
Jun 2018 • Couples
This is a review for the ships that you can visit, next to the Vasa Museum.

The largest and most interesting is the icebreaker Sankt Erik. You can through the entire ship, which is more than 100 years old and still in working condition. Don’t miss the exhibit on lower: good for background and history.

The other free visit is a floating lighthouse. A bit smaller and simpler, but still worth a walk through.
Written June 17, 2018
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Maritime Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM