We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Definitely worth the time to see if you're in Stockholm more than 3-4 days”
Review of Army Museum

Army Museum
Ranked #23 of 316 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Armémuseum – one of Sweden’s best historical museums, with exhibitions on three spacious floors. Accompany men, women and children on their journey through wartime and peacetime. Take a walk through Swedish history, from 1500 to the present day, among fascinating historical objects and realistic scenes. Experience living conditions for soldiers, their families and the general population. In the “children’s trail” activity, children can search for clues that lead them to the spoils of war.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 30, 2011

There are so many things to see and do in Stockholm as a tourist, but if you've been to the Vasa Museum and the other main sites, then I'd highly recommend a trip here. It's not the largest museum, but it will take about two hours to go through it and read or listen via headphones to most of the explanations on display. The building is three floors, and you start on the top floor, with the displays in chronological order from the early Vikings to present day. The third floor, which covered up until 1900, was far more interesting and revealing to me than the second floor, which covered the last 100 hundred years, and the first floor had some exhibits regarding Sweden's armed forces' involvement in overseas situations like the Congo and Afghanistan in the last 20 years. What was cool about the museum was that there were very life-like full size latex figures of soldiers and others in re-created war scenes across the centuries. The museum also had quite a collection of weapons, uniforms and other artifacts dating back hundreds of years, and also a pretty bizarre art exhibit of rifles to signify the weapons' importance to the soldiers using them in warfare.

2  Thank TedW67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (469)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

182 - 186 of 470 reviews

Reviewed August 5, 2011

We could find very little information about this museum on the internet, but took a chance and visited here anyways. Boy, are we glad.

The Army Museum is lots of fun. The displays are creative and very interesting. They tell a great story about early Swedish history and the men who've served their country over the years.

This is a great place to walk around. For one, the floors are wood and you feet don't get tired here. Secondly, unfortunately, very few people visit here, so it's almost as though you have a museum that almost as interesting as the Vasa to yourself.

Be sure to visit around noon. The Swedish army and navy serenade the visitors in the courtyard at noon each day and it's lots of fun to watch.

1  Thank DebiDJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 13, 2009

I was traveling alone in Stockholm and went to a few museums. This , along with Vasa Museum, was among the best. Lifelike wax figures were eerie in their realness, and walking through the museum alone (on my own when it was not busy), was even a bit creepy. Still, highly recommended as it was interesting, beautifully laid out, and well worth the visit.

8  Thank mattr789
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 11, 2008

Needed a break from art museums while traveling with my children age 12 to 18. As most kids, they are intereseted in Military machinery, weapons & tactics. They really enjoyed all the displays which included miniature layouts of entire battlefields and tactics. Beautifully restored antique weapons thru mondern day exhibits. Each floor is dedicated to a different time era. We put this museum right next to the Vasa Museum to visit again on our next trip. This museum also gave our children a history lessons without them knowing. As an adult, I also enjoyed this musem. Perfect for half day visit, unless you are really into old wars and weapons.

10  Thank SwedenTravelor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Karin E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Army Museum also viewed

Stockholm, Stockholm County
Stockholm, Stockholm County
 
Stockholm, Stockholm County
 

Been to Army Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing