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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 - 20:00
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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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As first time visitors to Sweden and Stockholm we spent a very enjoyable and informative 3 hours at this museum. The Museum offers free entrance and provides very detailed... read more

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As first time visitors to Sweden and Stockholm we spent a very enjoyable and informative 3 hours at this museum. The Museum offers free entrance and provides very detailed information and exhibits on the history of Sweden. Well worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting exhibits on the history of Sweden, including the Vikings and how modern day Sweden came to be. There were also interesting, thought-provoking sections on modern life. The museum is small in comparison to the behemoths in London or Paris, but it's still a worthy visit!

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough how much my wife and I enjoyed this museum. It had a very unique view of how best to share Sweden's history, and they did an excellent job taking us from pre-historic era to 'modern-day' Sweden. If you are at all into museums put his on in the must-do pile, and even if you are not... More 

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

I thought it was very interesting but I don't think the children were not so impressed. The 14 year old said there were lots of dead people. Worth a visit to find out about vikings and toilet brushes. The restaurant is ridiculously expensive tho....

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum to visit in Stockholm. The exhibitions are well made and should also appeal to children (there are children activities too). The museum covers the history from the Iron Age, Vikings and up to the more recent history of Sweden. There's also a café and a small museum shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small little museum that covers life in Sweden. Great for children and families. And tourists that are curious about our history!

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great free museum about the history of Sweden, if history interests you then you should like this museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 13 January 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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Ostermalm
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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