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The Swedish History Museum
Ranked #16 of 303 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Oslo, Norway
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“wel done”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

A world class museum with excellent displays , portrays Swedish history down the ages , another must visit , highly reccommended .

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A good view of Swedish history well done”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

The museum is laid out over three floors and it is very easy to move through the Pre-History, Vikings, the Medieval and the Baroque periods. Throughout the signage on the items is very good and easily understood by English only speakers. The Viking Section had details of the "Birka Girl" from the settlement of Birka, which was a major town in Viking times not far from Stockholm, a recreated long ship and relics from the introduction of Christianity in the 9thC amongst many other very interesting items. A real highlight was the Gold Room in the basement with its displays of elaborate gold and silver jewellery, coins and magnificent 5thC gold collars. There is a café which served us a good lunch in an uncrowded environment.

Visited June 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“There's always something new”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

My third time to visit and still I find the exhibition and various artifacts fascinating. Children as small as three years old can actually enjoy and get something out of it. The space is generous for the visitor's leisure, so the information that is stacking up in your brain doesn't seem too much. But it is indeed a lot you can gain from the tour, and it's great there are parts that have English translations. Particularly excellent for kids is the archeology room. Loved the boutique too!

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Take your time to enjoy this gem”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stumbled into this museum and found it to be wonderful. The free audio guide is exceptional. Take your time here to appreciate all of the exhibits.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“basement treasure”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

do not miss the Gold room and get the audio guide to hear funny stories about the vikings and their jewellery. their special viking exhibit was better executed than the one in Copenhagens national museum.

Visited August 2013
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