The Army Museum

The Army Museum

Yet another incredible historical museum is located downtown, in Östermalm – the Swedish Army Museum (Armemuseum) is one of the best Swedish historical museums. It expands on three floors, and displays Swedish history from 1500 to the present day. The last floor is devoted to the period from 1500 to the end of the 19th century. The floor below is dedicated to the 20th century. On the same floor you may follow the development of weapon technology. The building itself has a long military history. The “walk” through history will bring you closer to soldiers’ living conditions, their family’s and of the whole population, it will tell you a story about men, women and children that went through both belligerent and times of peace.

The museum’s main topic is travelling through Swedish history, as well as people who faced war and conflicts. Unique items are a reflection of dramatic scenes from military life. The museum’s collection of more than 100.000 items should present soldiers’ lives through the prism of uniforms, weapons, pots, bandages, and telephones in the best possible manner.The museum is famous for trophies that are a part of the main exhibition collection, and they are of special international importance. There are Russian, Polish, Danish and other trophies that represent a part of the world cultural heritage. In the museum, there are a restaurant and a souvenir shop. In addition to that, there are also conservation studios, workshops and conference rooms.

At the Artilleriet Restaurant you may enjoy a well-cooked lunch, tasty pastry, or have a beer or a glass of vine. On the other hand, the souvenir shop offers something for everyone – toys, gifts, souvenirs, and many different books. In the “Children’s clue” activity, children may search for clues that will lead them to the military treasure.

Admission to the military museum is FREE
Guided tour reservations +46 (0) 8 519 563 03 [email protected]

Working hours of the military museum
From September to May (Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday - Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
From June to August (Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Author of the article

Maja Glavaš, tour guide
Contact: [email protected]; instagram: travel_europe1

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