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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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Today
11:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
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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Very good museum

If you are a museum and history lover, it is a very good museum with artifacts from many different periods in Swedish history. The best thing is that it is FREE! :) I wish the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a museum and history lover, it is a very good museum with artifacts from many different periods in Swedish history. The best thing is that it is FREE! :) I wish the content was a bit richer though... On the other hand, it offers books and games for the children too, so your visit with children becomes... More 

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really gave me a very good update on the history of Sweden from long time ago through the vikings, the Vasas, the european superpower during the 16th and early 17th century and onwards.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating history museum telling you about the history of the nation and the people of Sweden. A good restaurant there as well, we stayed for lunch.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good museum, great to understand viking era. Is you are lucky, they organise during summer a viking market. You can bake you own bread like they used to do it, and play with the tools and much more. Very good way to spend half day in Stockholm.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots about vikings and early Swedish settlement. Liked the play area for kids where they get to pretend to excavate an archeological site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love to learn about history of all countries I visit. So historical museum sounds just right for me. I first surprise for me was there's no entrance fee needed. Then the year by year content are easy to follow and helped me understand Sweden as a country in the past better. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only museum I visited during a day trip to Stockholm. It is good to explore the culture and the history of Sweden in this museum. I was impressed with it. Admission is free. Overall experience was great.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all the techno whizz in some places , this museum seems a bit plain and conventional. Actually some of it is a bit country museum , done well. But, stay an extra hour, get the app or headsets , walk the history trail and listen to the excellently curated explanation of each historical element. Then the ah ha moment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 20 November 2016 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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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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