The Swedish History Museum (Swedish: Historiska museet or Statens historiska museum) is a museum located in Stockholm, Sweden, that covers Swedish archaeology and cultural history from the Mesolithic period to present day. Founded in 1866, it operates as a government agency and is tasked with preserving Swedish historical items as well as making knowledge about history available to the public.
The origin of the museum is the collections of art and historical objects gathered by Swedish monarchs since the 16th century. It has a number of permanent exhibitions and annually hosts special exhibitions tied to current events.
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Oliver Herwich | Dec 28, 2017
We've been there for the special Viking exhibition and only made it to enjoy this part of the museum. It was very well done and researched. I was very excited to see all these things and pieces woven into a precise time line and the detailed story of the viking era. Unfortunately it rained that day, so we couldn't do much outside in the "viking for a day" reenactment area, but it looked super fun. We will return there for sure to enjoy the rest of museum too. It is free of charge ;)
Tina Franziska Paulick | Feb 25, 2018
Very interesting museum. The audio guide is very good. A bit Dark and not clear which way to go sometimes
Jonathan Entwisle | Feb 14, 2018
Not the best history museum. There seems to be (understandably) far more focus on prehistory and Viking age than on the last millennium. The hoard exhibit is good though. Plus free entry.
Katri Lankila | Feb 26, 2018
Bigger than you would expect. The exbihitions were carefully crafted, and there was load of things too see. Only some of the rooms had info texts in english
Lisa Culhane | Nov 24, 2017
Informative, chronologically ordered descriptions of a huge range of artifacts & models, including people (actual bones, clothing & graves), villages, boats, runes, deities, jewellery, etcetera. Indoor and outdoor spaces with appealing areas for children. Insightful and thought provoking comments and questions about to whose historical perspective we are subjected, as well as uses and abuses of myths. Thoroughly enjoyed this visit! Could easily spend an entire day here.
Kaz Okada | Apr 8, 2018
Very nice that it's free. However, doesn't quite give you the satisfaction that you have understood the general history of Sweden. How Sweden transitioned from vikings to royals, christianity, etc. Perhaps I missed it, but exhibit on modern history seems shallow.
Emily Oxford | Apr 4, 2018
Great museum with something for everyone. Lots of interesting exhibits and plenty to see. Most exhibits have plaques in English for us foreigners.
dave fox | Mar 24, 2018
Lots to see and do here. Loads of interesting artifacts from sweden period in history. Well worth a few hours and restaurant was very reasonable in price and quality
Nemanja Petkovic | Jul 14, 2018
Every history museum in an amazing place in my opinion. I've visited many history museums in several countries and this one is among the best due to the fact that it's very well made and organized and has a bunch of stuff to see, much more than it's size would suggest. It's better than many larger museums in some "known" European countries.
Campbell White | Jul 17, 2018
Only visited the Swedish History exhibition on the first floor but it took more than 2 hours to wander through the well laid out and informative exhibits explaining how Sweden came into being over the years including details of the various conflicts/ unions with its scandanivian and European neighbours. Breakout/ rest areas throughout the floor where you can relax. Second half of the floor focuses on religious iconography/ displays. Separate Viking related exhibits on the ground and basement floors. Free lockers available to store backpacks, etc.
Yajing Xu | Jul 11, 2018
One of the best history museums I've been to that is acutely aware of how history is never plain facts but an interpretation constructed and used by people. It also has very nice cloister gardens to relax in after a visit. And entrance is completely FREE!
Yahya Dridi | Jul 11, 2018
Very interesting and rare artifacts are found in the golden room from the Vikings era, but the Viking part of the museum was a bit disappointing. Most of the objects on display there are everyday casual things. There aren't a lot of warfare stuff. Other than that, very friendly service and they offer free tours. The yard was also interesting, but felt more for kids.
Krina Shah | Jul 21, 2018
Pretty cool and free! If you really want to learn a lot about history, you can spend a good amount of time here; otherwise it gets a tad boring, but still interesting to walk through. Go to the gold room and think about how dope it'd be to have all that!!
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