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The Swedish History Museum

13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
+46 8 519 556 00
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Fascinating history of Sweden

Excellent museum on the history of the Vikings and pre-twentieth century. There was, however, an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
AKTraveler50
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Bend, Oregon
Interestingly informative

The Vikings section is really good. You will find many small ships, skeletons preserved as they... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
prashantwaghamode
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Navi Mumbai, India
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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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“gold room” (112 reviews)
“viking section” (22 reviews)
“bronze age” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13-17 Narvavaegen, Stockholm 114 60, Sweden
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent museum on the history of the Vikings and pre-twentieth century. There was, however, an odd lack of information on Sweden during the twentieth century, specifically during World War II. We really wanted to learn more about that time in Sweden and their place in...More

Thank AKTraveler50
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Vikings section is really good. You will find many small ships, skeletons preserved as they were at the time of excavation. That's really amazing. The history of Sweden is also good. The Birka girl is one of the main attraction. The baroque hall is...More

Thank prashantwaghamode
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free entry. Interestingly constructed informative exhibitions about the swedish history. The viking exhibion was good. It had a modern scholarly approach that brough into the focus a more realistic interpretation on vikings instead of propagating the national romantistic histories and legends from the 1800s.

Thank Toni H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I mostly learned that Vikings were mostly farmers that comb their hair, that men wore necklaces and that their helmets did not have horns. There was only 3 helmets on show for example and one small Viking ship reproduction. Generally, Swedish people seem ashamed of...More

Thank Belalionne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this free museum with my fiancé during our holiday in Sweden. Great value (free) for a history lesson in the Nordic countries. Check it out if you are on a tight budget.

Thank Amilcar G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good collection of objects from Viking era, including boats and swords. The period after medieval period did not have impressive sets of objects, but you will learn a lot.

Thank Saitamanian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Swedish History Museum is a great place to put on your list of things to do when you are in Sweden. The history of this country is very interesting and high class place.

Thank atlanta776
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Amazing museum with wonderful exhibitions on Prehistory and Viking Age! I really enjoyed time which I spend admired usual archaeological finds from Sweden.

Thank Klaudia_Karpinska
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I'll start by answering the most important question. FREE ENTRANCE, you don't have to book or pay anything, except of course if you eat at the restaurant or buy souvenirs. They have a massive collection of viking artifacts, remains and rune stones. The museum features...More

Thank iamglobalboy
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Traveling with 4 others, we all thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Learning about the Vikings was fascinating!

Thank LKS1209
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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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