Swedish History Museum Tourist Attraction

Swedish History Museum

Native: Historiska museet

Historical Museum is one of the most popular attractions of Stockholm. The Museum exposition includes exhibits presenting the history of Sweden for several centuries: from the stone age to the sixteenth century.

In 1935- 1940, the architects Bengt Romare and George Sherman created the project of the future Museum. Thus, the building issued as the most practical without no frills.

The main exposition of the historical Museum is dedicated to Vikings, an ancient people who inhabited Scandinavia in the VIII – XI centuries. The life of the people is represented as fully as possible: Viking settlement is recreated; arms, household utensils, jewelry, clothing items are represented. Warships of Viking are exhibited in full size. The main feature of the Museum is that the rule of "do not touch" doesn't work here: you can try on and touch some of the exhibits. Because of this, each visitor can transform into a Viking warrior.

A separate hall of the Museum is devoted to archaeological research on the island Gotland. The findings are complemented by reconstructions of settlements and true tools of archaeologists, which allows to be wrapped up in the sphere of surveys.

The Room of fabrics presents samples of ancient embroidery, fabric wallpaper, carpets. The pride of the church exposition is the altar with the images on biblical themes.

The pride of the Museum – "the Golden room" or Guldrummet – is located in the basement of the building. There is one of the largest in Sweden collections of gold jewelry and gems is represented: the treasure of the Vikings, ancient coins, simple pieces of gold, which were used as currency in ancient times.

The Historical Museum is interesting for adults and children. Traditional Viking costumes and many other items are prepared for little visitors. They allow to interest a child in history in the form of a game.

The Museum is designed in the Baroque style. Here you can listen to fascinating lectures and live music.

Open hours

Closed on Mondays
II - V: 12:00 – 18:00;
III: 12:00 - 20:00;
VI - VII: 11:00 – 18:00;


Narvavägen 13-17, 114 84 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: (+46) 8 519 556 00
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://historiska.se/
59° 20′ 5″ N, 18° 5′ 25″ E

Ticket price

Free entrance

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