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The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm

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History Museum Museum
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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  • This is an exceptional museum. You can easily spend 1/2 a day here and not get bored. It is best museum in Stockholm. Many Viking artifacts. Really special.  more »
  • We went to the Swedish History Museum on a whim, since the reviews were good, it was within walking distance, and our other tour was cancelled. I am very glad that we did. This museum provides informa...  more »
  • This museum is free. It was designed well and understanding Baltic culture, history and tradition are very good. There are a lot of historical material.  more »
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  • My 6-year-old loved this museum. Free admission, open till 8pm on Wednesdays and plenty of hands-on things for children (like all Stockholm museums). We spent most of our trip in the Viking section which gives great information about their way of life. My son also really enjoyed listening to tales of the gods in a lovely quiet area with headphones and cushions.
  • You could spend the day here easily. We loved it. If you like history and architecture this is a fantastic adventure. Lots to see and do. Even kids will enjoy it. Take the time to read the exhibits and make it a learning experience. This place is unique!
  • Lots of stuff to look at, beautiful and interesting artifacts, and a couple really excellent displays that were about the nature of museums and how they present objects and historical narrative. There was also several hands-on stations for kids outside in the courtyard - historical crafts and activities - looked really fun!
  • You would still not believe is a free entrance after visiting... The exhibitions are beyond expectations, with explanatory texts in Swedish and English. Lots of artefacts and a successful interpretation of people's lives along the history. Definitely is a must see place in Stockholm.
  • hi chiara and I like swedish history museum because they have more then 1000 things to look at it and it's a nice place to go in school!

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Where to stay in Stockholm

Glitzy Stockholm provides an abundance of high-end four-star hotels and international chains that come with a reputation of being pricey and feature a distinguished Scandinavian design. You can save yourself a little money by searching out the discounts these hotels often offer. If you're looking for something more affordable, consider the medium-priced hotels north of the Old Town. The least-expensive options lie near Central Station. Since offerings tend to be more affordable the farther you go from the city center, you'll serve yourself well to find a spot near public transport. Hostels in the city tend to fill up fast, so book online in advance. Many of hotels offer the
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