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“A very well done museum!”
Review of Army Museum

Army Museum
Ranked #23 of 312 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Armémuseum – one of Sweden’s best historical museums, with exhibitions on three spacious floors. Accompany men, women and children on their journey through wartime and peacetime. Take a walk through Swedish history, from 1500 to the present day, among fascinating historical objects and realistic scenes. Experience living conditions for soldiers, their families and the general population. In the “children’s trail” activity, children can search for clues that lead them to the spoils of war.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

My gf and I were really impressed by the effort put in for all the displays and 'storylines' of each period. It is not your typical army museum where there are just decriptions and displays of weapons and uniforms, but a vividly realistic view plus a story of the military of the past to present. It is defintely worth a visit for children or adults!

Thank MrCr4p
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Museums too often are simply a collection of "stuff" with little or no effort made at conveying context or insight. This museum not only makes the attempt but excels in the effort. Among the themes:
1. Why do humans make war and is it inevitable.
2. Large armies consume amazing quantities of food and historically had to remain on the move or starve.
3. Disease, not conflict has over time caused the vast majority of casualties.

Specific to Sweeden, it was interesting to see the role of class over time diminish and for rebellion to morph into social disorder. You also gain perspective on the relationship overe time among the Nordic nations and the neighbors in modern Gemany and Russia. There is also a vey. honest question raised about Sweden's neutrality in the Second War and implications of accommodations given the Third Reich.

All in all, this is a visit I recommend, for anyone desiring national context.

2  Thank JHFIII
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Honestly, I only went there because there was an offer 'buy a ticket to the Music musem - get a free entry at the Army museum'.

"What an unexpected thing to do" we thought.
But indeed, I'm really glad they did that as the museum had lots of very interesting stuff, and I would have gladly paid for it. From a 'we'll just have a quick look' visit, we ended up spending 2 hours visiting the 3 levels.

It contained lots of 1:1 installation and history scenes. It was not too much patriotic, which was appreciated (and which is usually my problem with most "army museum"). The audioguides were very good and informative.

They also provide places to seats in many places (which was appreciated after a week wandering in museums :)

Thank DummyBoy
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We took our three young boys to the Army Museum and we all loved it. It was refreshing how the museum told more than just war stories. There was much to learn about military life in Sweden and the reasons why men joined before the days of conscription. The audio guide is a must for your tour. (They are simple to use by tapping the machine to an icon on the wall). Without the audio guide any non-Swedish speakers would be lost. I personally enjoyed the life size dioramas. The only diorama that frightened my children was the hungry waif-like women wanting to eat a dead horse, not the man with facial injuries near a canon as I expected. Most of the dioramas show daily army life not war scenes. I was especially impressed with the room dedicated Raoul Wallenberg a Swede who saved 20-30,000 Jews from the Holocaust. An incredible man that I previously knew nothing about. My children enjoyed the small stations set up around the museum where they could try on the clothing or hold a musket . There is also a children's guide where children look for small statues placed around the museum at certain key locations. The corresponding guide pamphlet explains and asks questions at a child's level. And the end the children open a treasure box and receive a small gift from the front desk with the clue. Genius. All in all this was a great museum explaining what war means to Sweden and it's people throughout history (950 AD to present). An enjoyable day especially if you get there at 11:15 am to see the changing of the guards. The gift that keeps on giving is that you can use your ticket to get into the music museum down the street for free!

Thank Leia3
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This is an examplary look at the nature of why armies exist - to conduct war...but asks the question - what is war all about? The answer is deeply conveyed and really inspires and provoked thinking about the widespread impacts of war. Really appreciated.

Thank shawnday
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