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The Swedish History Museum

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Address: 13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden (Formerly The National Historical Museum)
Phone Number: +46 8 519 556 00
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11:00 - 18:00
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Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Swedish History Museum is one of Sweden's largest museums. Tens of...

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 up to age 18.

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A must see in Stockholm

If you only go to one museum in Stockholm, this should be it. This is Sweden in a nut shell and should not be missed. Built in Baroque style the building itself is magnificent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only go to one museum in Stockholm, this should be it. This is Sweden in a nut shell and should not be missed. Built in Baroque style the building itself is magnificent. The museum outlines in incredible detail all aspects of the long and colorful history of Sweden. The exhibits and displays bring to life this history in... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definite lack of recent history. They have plenty of material but it's not really joined up into any story.

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Telavi, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only managed to see some of the museum's sections, but it was all so impressive, stunningly arranged and engaging. I believe this is one of the many musts to see once in Stockholm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting museum, a lot of history over that ages, great information and artefacts. Definitely go down to the Gold Room

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was having some work done when we looked around. But it was still possible to see some really interesting artefacts from Swedish history, particularly the Vikings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I actually went to the museum twice. On the first visit I saw the prehistoric section, the Vikings part and the Gold Room. As I was running out of time, I returned two days later to see the remaining part, essentially covering the last thousand years. As it happened, I needn't have bothered going back. The ground floor sections about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I thought the layout of the museum and general chronological layout was well designed. Felt too much of the space was given over to the pre-historic man. Definitely wanted more of the viking history and culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It had been years since I had visited the historical museum, and the displays had been changed, but it was still very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first thing you should know about this excellent museum is that it's FREE. This is a great museum to begin any trip to Sweden. The Museum covers Sweden from prehistory to present day. and there's a lot to see. Audio guides are available. Some of the exhibits that I enjoyed the most were the Viking Exhibition, Gold Room and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I'll admit, I visited this museum mainly to gain better insights into the Viking portion of Sweden's past, and it definitely did not disappoint - there is a lot of great information and artifacts to examine. The Gold Room also is a great look into the precious metals work of the Vikings. The rest of the museum has interesting exhibits,... More 

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With its high-end shopping facilities and Michelin-starred restaurants, Östermalm is definitely the poshest part of central Stockholm. Here you will find Stockholm’s most majestic residential buildings, a beautiful market hall from 1888 displaying gourmet foods from around the world and the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre with its awe-inspiring architecture. At night, legendary nightclubs make the perfect location to observe the natives (and those aspiring to become natives of this exclusive neighborhood) in their natural habitat and to enjoy the latest produce of the Swedish house music scene.
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