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The Army Museum

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Address: 13 Riddargatan | Östermalm, Stockholm 114 51, Sweden
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Free museum with varied history

Recommended as still central to the city and not busy during weekdays. Free to enter and quite interactive for all ages. Displays Swedish military history (its army) from late... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Recommended as still central to the city and not busy during weekdays. Free to enter and quite interactive for all ages. Displays Swedish military history (its army) from late 1500's to modern day. A good 1-1.5hr visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

It's really interesting, exhibition starts from 1500 and takes you through different times showing weapons and outfits that were used. If you like history or you are into weapons, you gonna like it for sure. There are also modern guns and you get a chance to hold 4 different type of guns, pretty cool.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A nice, free museum for those who are interested in the military history of Sweden, the history of war is pretty detailed. Overall a great experience.

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Bacau, Romania
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum is a fine mean of finding an interesting piece of northern history. The set-up is impressive.

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Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

An interesting review in Sweden's history of war. Exhibition was built in three floors, beginning from Stone Age all the way to the Modern Era. Impressing and detailed installations, lots of war flags from Medieval and Renaissance eras as well as weaponry and armours. As Sweden didn't fight in World Wars, these are shown from the angle of common citizens... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The museum covers from the 16th century to the present day, The full-scale scenes and original artifacts presented were amazing. As a former member of the Armed Forces it was great to see the history presented in the Museum, well worth the time to wonder through, you can imagine but only a bit of what it must have been like... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

First off, the Swedish museums and their lifelike replicas/dioramas are really well done, but the ones here take the cake. Chronological setup regarding the history of Swedish military. Enjoy museums with touchable history.

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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is probably the only time in my ife that I will stand beside a nuclear warhead. The museum documents Sweden's (and Europe's) military history with sensitivity and humility. Would recommend for all tourists. Its mandatory to deposit bags, but the lockers require a 5 Kr piece (refundable) to operate.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place is very impressive. Considering this is a free attraction, the quality and size of the collection is amazing! Well funded and well looked after, the staff are great and the atmosphere is nice. The whole place takes you on a fantastic journey through not only Swedish history but also across the world. If you are in Stockholm, you... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

One of the best museums I have ever visited. Professional, knowledgeable staff. I gained real insight into Sweden's military history!

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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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