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The Swedish History Museum

13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
+46 8 519 556 00
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If you weren't interested in Viking history before, this might not be the museum for you

I read the reviews and decided to go, even though I wasn't interested in the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Drthmedarb
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Los Angeles
If you want to learn about Vikings this is the place to go

A fantastic, free museum depicting the pre-history and history of Sweden. Instead of paying for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HL_333
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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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...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I read the reviews and decided to go, even though I wasn't interested in the history of the Vikings, because as we learned in college, a great professor will bring any subject alive, so pick the professor, not the subject. Unfortunately, this museum didn't do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic, free museum depicting the pre-history and history of Sweden. Instead of paying for the VikingAlive museum, go across the canal, walk up the street a bit and visit this museum. It is world class. I would recommend the audio guided tours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a large traditional museum with a significant amount of artifacts displayed in a professional atmosphere. I would recommend spending at least a couple of hours digesting all of the information presented. This is a place more geared toward adults who want to concentrate...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised that this museum is not more widely publicized. We were especially interested n seeing the Viking artifacts and were not disappointed. The gold room was an enormous collection of golden treasures. There are audio guides to buy but we did it ourselves...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free museum that has an excellent section on Swedish prehistory and the Vikings. You can pay for a headset at the desk to hear added descriptions of the exhibits in different languages, which is very helpful. During the school year, groups of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a mega museum of high content and display quality. A lot of effort has been put into this and and it free! Fun for kids to and they are very relaxed not like a stuffy museum

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum last summer (June 2017) while exploring Stockholm and found it to be quite interesting. Getting there: Easily found on google maps. It is situated in the city with easy access by bus. There is a bus stop right in front of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a free museum it has a rich and very well organized collection. Learned a lot of new things about Swedish history. The whole place is modern, nice and comfortable. Just in restaurant prices looked too high.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A very lovely museum easy to get to by bus 67 or metro (Station Karaplan) and I visited 1 April 2018 on a Sunday. If you are staying inside Stockholm city then its probably within a maximum of 30 mins walking distance (check google maps)....More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

What a great way to spend a few hours visiting a time gone by. Lots of interesting items and very friendly staff.

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Carolyn C
10 May 2017|
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Response from Historiska M | Property representative |
Hi carolyn, We have lockers in different sizes and the biggest ones can hold at least a cabin bag. Talk to our staff at the information desk and they will guide and help you. Very welcome!
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Cristina V
9 May 2017|
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Response from Historiska M | Property representative |
Hi Cristina, We have lockers in different sizes and the biggest ones certainly can hold a cabin bag. Talk to our staff at the information desk and they will guide and help you. Very welcome!
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ymaybee
12 January 2015|
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Response from CharleneSokal | Reviewed this property |
Agree withe the rarezombi answer above. The museum staff could answer this better than any visitor. They are aware of the schedule of the museum. Note the staff was well versed in English, including those dealing with... More
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