The Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Swedish: Stockholms medeltidsmuseum), centrally located north of the Royal Palace, was constructed around old monuments excavated in an extensive archaeological dig (dubbed Riksgropen, "National/State Pit") in the late 1970s. Part of Stockholm's city wall, dating from the early 16th century, was also found. In order to make the finds accessible to the general public, a planned subterranean garage had to give way to the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, which was inaugurated in 1986. Museum director Margareta Hallerdt created a visionary state-of-the-art museum, designed by artist Kerstin Rydh, that received both national and international acclaim and won the European Museum of the Year Award in 1986.
The museum was closed from June 15, 2007 until early 2010 during the restoration of the bridge Norrbro. During this period, the exhibition was rebuilt while a minor temporary exhibition was available in Kulturhuset at Sergels torg.
|Tuesday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||12:00 – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
Francesco D`angiolillo | Feb 15, 2018
Nice museum where to learn the history of Stockholm. Not really big and a bit crowdy as there's no charge at the entry. I'll suggest to get the audio guide, pretty cheap and really useful!
Ivelina Mechkarova | Dec 30, 2017
The collection was modest, but masterfully placed. It is a lot of fun to visit with kids and there is a free tour in English around noon. Also, the ticket is free of charge, so really no reason to skip it! The garden outside of the entrance is a perfect picnic place on a sunny summer day!
Angela Bahrij | Dec 11, 2017
A small well hidden gem of a museum with a small gift shop and lockers (no cafe). This museum is FREE and well worth a look through. Perfect for children, as it’s set up with displays of how life was. Brilliant!
sudeesh varier | Jan 24, 2018
A pretty decent collection of some medieval Swedish culture and craft. The life style of the Swedish people and it’s growth pattern over time is very well depicted through pictures, statues, crafts, sculptures etc. Taking the time and patience to go through every bit and piece can help you grab some good history information about medieval nordics or Sweden to be specific
Olivia Barnes | Jan 7, 2018
Could be a good museum but be aware of the shows that they don't advertise in English. As a tourist I waited in line for 45 minutes in minus degrees and then got roped into a show that was all in Swedish. Complete waste of time!
Rob Davis | Mar 15, 2018
Brilliant little free museum. This place gives a really amazing look into the middle ages in Stockholm. There's some great exhibits and quite a few artefacts from excavations in the area. Well worth a look if you've got a hour or so free in Stockholm.
Javier Rosas | Mar 7, 2018
If you, like me, love museums in which you can have a close look at how would it feel if living in another time, you won't regret this one. Best part, it's free.
C Mott | Apr 6, 2018
A fairly small museum with brilliant displays that will entertain kids and adults. Texts are in Swedish and English.
Jeff Ritter | Jul 5, 2018
It's impossible to rate this place less than 5 stars. The staff are polite and knowledgeable, the museum is really well laid out with reconstructions of what some of the town buildings would look like in the era. And plenty of artificats to see. One of the buildings inside is made of actual 700+ year old reclaimed bricks. They even have a ship in there! And to top it off it's FREE. How often do you come across a free museum that is centrally located near Stockholm's old town. The short answer is, never. So go here, learn a thing or two and share with others. During July and August at 2 p.m. there is a free English tour that last roughly 20 minutes and guess what? It was spectacular. The guide was remarkably friendly, personable, and you can tell that she is truly passionate about what she does and the history of Stockholm. The world needs more people like herself. I only wish I could spend the whole day walking around with her to learn more of the medieval roots of Stockholm. To sum it up, you have to stop here. There's not a reason not to.
Daniel McCoy | Jun 21, 2018
This might be the coolest medieval museum set underground in the world! Kids loved it I really appreciated the design and quality storytelling in visual and audio devices. Being a museum built around an archaeological DISCOVERY makes it even more impressive, drumroll.... IT IS FREE! The staff was very helpful in helping us charge phones, get a locker and recommend some restaurants.
Chris Whiting | Jul 25, 2018
A very impressive collection! Very nicely lit with multilingual interpretation plaques. Lots more to see than I ever imagined.
Nienke van Hattum | May 17, 2018
We were just laying in the park next to it and we saw the museum entrance. I went inside only to go to the toilet but than it looked really nice on the inside so we decided to look around. It is free which is extra nice. The exposition was really fascinating because you are actually standing on the ground where it all happened. Only thing is, a lot of stories are only in Swedish.
Nemanja Petkovic | Jun 5, 2018
What an amazing place! For true museum lovers and especially those who like the Middle Ages and basically walking through a small medieval village, this is a must see attractions. A lot of effort went into it and it definitelyturned out great. Plus, it's free!
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