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“Excellent look at swedish history”

The Swedish History Museum
Ranked #24 of 320 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Free entry for all visitors.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We self explored without the audio guide and it was a good museum. There was a lot to see and it was well done, we got a good insight into the life and times of old Scandinavia and the Vikings.
We appreciated the cafe at the end for a break as well. It was easy to photograph. I wouldn't recommend the main museum to young children, I don't think they would appreciate it, however they did have a fun holiday activity area during school holidays. Big museum so allow about two hours.

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"rune stones"
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"middle ages"
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"free admission"
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"audio guide"
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"modern times"
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"interesting displays"
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"on display"
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"nice cafe"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We wanted to find out about the vikings, and saw the poster advertising the viking exhibition, so found ourselves at the Swedish History Museum. We skipped the audio trail, and hadn't got our smartphones hooked up, but instead went back in time, and read the information provided on extra cards in English.

There are a number of different mini tasks that you can do to keep the interest going, and we set about finding all of the items in one leaflet.

We skipped some of the films showing in the gold exhibition, but watched quite a few. All interesting.

The cafe and toilets were up to the usual high standard, with good coffee and refills hitting the spot as we had a late lunch.

There was an interactive play area which we skipped. I think it was more for younger families. But my teenager thought there was plenty to keep her interested without having too much on any one thing. We enjoyed playing a game making mills, although I think there was some teenage cheating going on!

Thank DavidC856
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Historiska Museum describes human activities in Sweden since prehistoric times. Considering how Scandinavia differs from mainland Europe, there's a lot to see and learn if you're interested in history, but don't bother getting the audio-guide, the most interesting interactive exhibits are only done in Swedish. I was very interested in the section dealing with the racial biology as it was then called. The exhibition dealing with human identity is also very well done. Without surprise, the Guldrummet is a fantastic sight, and at 10.00€ the fee, this makes the Historiska the cheapest of all Stockholm museums I visited.

Thank Cimmerianbloke
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Viking exhibition is so good, it's easy to access for all ages. In summer time there is also a super fun play area in the yard.

Thank TinaStoor
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

This world class museum is located on Narvavaegen St between Karplaplatz (where you can get from the Center by Subway) and Djursgarden (where many of the main museums are). If you want to see some of the best Viking artifacts, treasures and information in the world, this is the place to visit. The objects are presented with taste, the descriptions are informative (and in Swedish+English) and it is clear that the museum cares about scholarship as much as it does about presenting ancient objects. You can see stone axes from 2000-5000 BC, Bronze age artifacts, rune stones and an incredible collection of baroque altars, situated within church-like halls. Highly recommended.

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