Museum of Medieval Stockholm Tourist Attraction

Museum of Medieval Stockholm

Native: Stockholms medeltidsmuseum

As sad as it sounds, but the Museum of Medieval Stockholm has no address, in the conventional sense of this word. The fact that the Museum is literally registered under the bridge and is located between two outstanding attractions of the Swedish capital — the Opera house and the Royal Palace. This is the heart of the capital of Sweden — the island of Helgeandsholmen, on top of which the Northern bridge is situated.

Sweden got the Museum of the middle ages as a result of active archaeological excavation and research of 1978 — 1980. The preserved part of the city wall and the medieval cemetery, which gave the island its name, were found during the excavations. It means "House of the Holy spirit". The found walls were erected in the years 1530 during the reign of Gustav Vasa.

The exposition of the Museum displays all the relics found during the excavations in the eighties of the ХХth century. They are systematized thematically: the area of everyday life, crafts, tools, children's corner. In addition, the employees of the Museum meticulously depicted the everyday environment, accurately conveying the images of the people of that time and the minor details of their appearance.

In the period from 2007 to 2010, there was a radical restoration of the Museum, so it was closed to visitors and tours. The Medieval Museum reveals to the visitors the secrets of the past from the history of Stockholm. Visitors can see the old Stockholm with houses of brick and beautiful winding streets.

In 2010, the Museum opened the exhibition in honor of the anniversary of the birth of Birger Jarl. In addition, the Museum often holds exhibitions for schoolchildren, and its employees give different lectures.

In the Museum shop, visitors can purchase art, historical, educational literature about Stockholm, its rulers and the mysteries of the middle ages. You can buy postcards and a variety of luxurious decorations here.

In 1988, the Museum received a valuable award — the European prize "Museum of the year".

Open hours

II, IV - VII: 12:00 – 17:00;
III: 12:00 – 20:00


Strömparrterren 3, 111 30 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: (+46) 8 508 317 90
E-Mail: [email protected]
59° 19′ 42″ N, 18° 4′ 13″ E

Ticket price

Free entrance

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