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The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm

(4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Known for its gold room full of treasure and artifacts from the Viking age, The Swedish History Museum houses more than 10 million objects and works dating back to Mesolithic times. It aims to educate visitors about Sweden's archeological and cultural history. Though Bengt Romare and George Scherman designed the modern building in the 20th century, most of the artifacts on display are much older. Be sure to spend time viewing the gold and silver collection, Viking objects from World Heritage Site Birka, and famous Swedish artwork. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Stockholm holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Swedish History Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I wanted to visit this Museum for its floor dedicated to the vikings. It is well done, very well laid out like all museums we visited in Stockholm. Admission is free and as every time there are lockers available at the entrance to lighten and visit the Museum in ideal conditions. not to be missed
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  • We really appreciated the free entry. They have a nice Viking exhibit with many runic stones and other artifacts. Very informative and I came away with some new information. I also enjoyed the Swedish...  more »
  • The historical Museum is a museum that is a must to attend if you visit Stockholm. The Museum has several very interesting and educational departments, that ancient Chamber, the Viking Division and time travel from the eleventh century up to modern times made on the Museum's second floor. Gold and silver rooms are unique in their kind. Gold Room also has the largest collection of exhumed jewelry throughout Europe.
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  • Just ok ... There is no admission fee, but the museum doesn't feel tourist friendly. All descriptions next to the items are swedish only, they have translations on seperate laminated papers which you have to pick up and carry around with you. In general it wasn't presented very interesting so it took me about 30mins to go through and leave.
  • Fantastic that it is free! Nice exhibits of diversity of life, including a few extinct species. Blue whale and dinosaur bones! Fantastic mineral collection including a few large meteorites.
  • Great place for cbildren and teenagers. Full of interactive areas and dynamic spaces to learn about the history of Sweden and the nordic countries. It can be visited in less that 3 hours by adults and has mpre information about the ancient eras than anything else. There is a big restaurant inside the museum. Really nice service, attention and security.
  • The treasury and the Viking section were nice, but it's rather small. It's free though so it's definitely worth to come and take a look.
  • Pleasant and interesting museum which also is free for the public. If you're lucky, you might find some activities for the kids to enjoy.