The Swedish Army Museum (Swedish: Armémuseum) is a museum of military history located in the district of Östermalm in Stockholm. It reopened in 2002 after a long period of closure, and was awarded the title of the best museum of Stockholm in 2005. Its displays illustrate the military history of Sweden, including its modern policy of neutrality, and of the Swedish Army.
The Army Museum has been located at Artillerigården in Östermalm, Stockholm, since it was opened in 1879. The site has been used for military purposes since the middle of the 17th century, and the main depot of the artillery was located here for nearly 300 years. The current buildings were erected during the latter part of the 18th century. The museum was first known as the Artillery Museum, and changed its name to the Army Museum at the beginning of the 1930s, in order to reflect more accurately the focus of the museum. The museum underwent a major refurbishment and opened in new, modern premises in 1943.
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Kari KaraHtanut | Feb 12, 2018
Good looking and well organized. I learned much new stuff from the Swedish perspective also important things to think in the 3rd floor red room. wink wink ;)
Ian Fulguirinas | Dec 19, 2017
One of my favourite museums, and I've been to more than my fair share of museums. Very well set out, with a lot to see but at no point does it feel crowded or like there's too much going on. There's a natural flow to the main exhibits, while providing opportunity to wander however you will, the natural layout gently guides you through a logical progression. Plenty of space, so if you want to spend time examining something in detail, there's plenty of room for people to look as all our to walk past. It's easy to take your time and enjoy the museum. Special exhibits the times I visited were about war games, and another about museum exhibits, for example, they had on display sins other objects in their catalogue that aren't displayed in the main exhibit. Fantastic museum!
Robert Davidson | Feb 28, 2018
Great range of exhibits. Informative and educational. Very helpful staff and a pleasant cafe.
Alex | Jan 12, 2018
I'm really happy to had been in that museum in my stay in Stockholm. If you love the guns and the history of war that is your place! Dont miss it!
Joel Andersson | Jan 22, 2018
Extremely thorough exhibition on Sweden in the 16th-19th Century. Great for those who never had the chance to learn about it in school. The exhibitions on World War I and II are also of high standard.
Kasper Nielsen | Mar 26, 2018
Free admission and great experience. Nice flow from the Early years to late years. Worth spending an hour or more going through, depending on how much storytelling you want. Also like the idea, that they take modern things and showcase Them, before they go into the history books - so to speak. Great idea.
C Mott | Apr 6, 2018
An interesting museum charting Sweden's military history. Well laid out with plenty for kids as well as adults. Texts are in Swedish and English.
Alex Luff | Mar 31, 2018
A well-curated display and documentation of both Swedens involvement in the World Wars and Swedens military activities in the 500 years before them. Free admission and lockers for bags/coats was very nice. Lots of large models/displays/wax figurines keep it interesting for younger people but a good amount of depth for those wanting to learn something.
Alex Ronn | Apr 4, 2018
What a great place. not only is it hands on with many different weapons but it discusses the history of war from the very beginning all the way up to todays drones. Its very informative and the hands on approach is very interesting. I would highly recommend to high energy children as there are many things to touch and play with (deactivated guns) as well as equipment they can climb in and around on. Would recommend to anyone visiting stockholm. Oh, and ITS FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Paul Dawg | Jun 10, 2018
The Swedish army museum is a great place to discover bits of the beautiful Swedish History and learn about the human story in general as well. It's a journey that will take you from the primitive man, to the Dark Ages and the World Wars. Great exhibitions through out the whole museum and a beautiful building that stores the History of the Nation. A must visit for any tourist, it's free admission so there are no excuses.
Rainer Svencis | May 28, 2018
Absolutely amazing, exceed all my expectations, and it's for free. If you happen to be in Stockholm and you got a lot of spare time then, I strongly advise you to visit this museum because it's something very special and rare for it's kind.
Mattias Lundén | Jun 18, 2018
Really nice place with ok lunch and nice seating in relaxed environment. The brunch is awesome!!
Martin R. L. | May 21, 2018
Great museum! Has a very practical flow between the time periods and shows a lot of swedish military history in an interesting manner.
Mike Brown | Jul 6, 2018
An absolutely fantastic museum. If you're interested military history it's a must but even for the casual visitor it offers an absorbing overview of Swedish social and political history. Some of the objects are wonderful, especially the collection of trophy banners from the many wars with Russia, Poland, etc. Most impressive of all, however, it's completely free. And in Stockholm that really is something to sing about.
Xavier Palmer | Jul 8, 2018
Amazing museum, especially all of the trophies collected by the swedish army over the years (they have over 1000 regimental banners). The technology and exhibits incorporated were also very impressive. I had the privilege of seeing the inspection of the guards at 12:30, which was also very cool. Best of all, this was free.
Henrik Areskoug | Jul 24, 2018
Seemingly one of Stockholm's best kept museum secrets. Brilliant and well laid-out, this museum is a treasure trove of information and artifacts from combat and conquest over the last five centuries. It is a museum of warfare so some aspect of the display is liable to scare some of the younger visitors. The museum was free of charge when we went in July, 2018. Something that's rather rare in otherwise pricey Stockholm.
Bruno YUN | Jul 17, 2018
I really liked this museum, the real size puppets were really well made and the sounds in each rooms were cool. They have a cool collection of weapons and everything is well explained (and in English!!) I also liked that uniforms were available and you could dress as a soldier 😊
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