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The Swedish History Museum

13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
+46 8 519 556 00
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Not the most awesome museum, but still nice

I had mixed emotions about this museum. The vikings section was nice but I thought it could have... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Martz560
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Montreal, Canada
Viking gold

Modern museum includes a good display of ancient gold work from several centuries. While we were... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
eldrie2017
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Ventura, Iowa
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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 at the museum's unique Medieval Art. Free admission Free entry for all visitors.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold room” (115 reviews)
“viking section” (23 reviews)
“bronze age” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
Östermalm
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+46 8 519 556 00
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I had mixed emotions about this museum. The vikings section was nice but I thought it could have given even more information. Some artefacts exhibitions were a bit weird (toothbrushes?). Goldroom was boring. But, the timeline upstairs was nice, amongst other things. And it's free....More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Modern museum includes a good display of ancient gold work from several centuries. While we were there, it also opened the courtyard for a re-enacted Viking settlement in which kids could watch metal working, see cooking, try archery, board a small boat on the pond,...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The history museum is a completely worthwhile stop to lay your foundation of Swedish history. It has many interactive displays and makes good use of multimedia. The Viking gold room (plunder room) has an amazing range of gold and other precious metals brought to Scandinavia...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Very diverse museum nicely organized. A chronological path could be followed to connect to Swedish history. Huge amount of info in various display methods. We especially enjoyed the Vikings exhibition. Free entrance.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not packed with visitors and oriented towards children (there were many children doing crafts and activities in a special soundproofed courtyard; if I had children with me this would be a great place to go for them!) but as adults we learned a lot about...More

Thank travelg38
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Like all historical museums it has a lot to tell and so it is large but well laid out, the exhibits are interesting and informative and logical. Fascinating artifacts from the earliest settlers to this area and wonderfully preserved depictions of life. Deserves several visits.

Thank JPW1042
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Some of the exhibits appealed to us more than others. However, there is a wide variety and we are glad we went. The Viking exhibits were of particular interest. A nice cafe provides a place to sit down for a break.

Thank Otto W
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We aren't really 'Museum' people but we came because this place boasts one of the world's largest Viking exhibitions and the museum was Free...how can you beat that! We walked through the 'gold room' and the collections weren't as vast or as interesting as I...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This FREE museum was not on my radar to visit but I was glad that I did. Amongst the many treasures on display is the "world's oldest organ", lots of Viking artifacts, Medieval art (such as a great collection of altarpieces) and much more.

Thank Squidhead
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a very nice free museum to visit and understand more about Sweden and its people. Can be nicely completed by a visit to the Nordiska since this one is more based on archeological finds and antique history, while Nordiska completes the picture with...More

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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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