Swedish History Museum

Swedish History Museum

Another museum that will bring you closer to Swedish history, from the Stone Age to the Viking age, is the History Museum. It is one of the largest museums in Sweden, founded in 1866. There you will see the biggest exhibition of Viking items. There are over 10 million exhibits that tell the story about the Swedes throughout history. Swedish most lavish jewelry, both golden and silver, Medieval art, and unique records from one of the most violent battles of Swedish history, the Battle of Visby – everything is there. Fifty kilograms of golden and 250 grams of silver items are in the museum. There is a restaurant Cafe Rosengarden within the museum, famous for the “Viking plate”. The food is of traditional cuisine, with special emphasis on local products.

The History museum is a part of the National Historical Museum, i.e. the Central Museum Agency, and as such it is approved to coordinate with other museums’ activities. There are 5 museums under the Central Museum Agency, and the History Museum is one of them.

  • Besides the permanent exhibitions, there also seasonal exhibitions in the Museum
  • Various lectures, thematic weekends, and school programs are held in the Museum
The Viking exhibition is currently closed, and the new one will be opened by the beginning of 2021

Ticket price for the History Museum
Admission is FREE.

Working hours of the History Museum
From June 1 to August 31 every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From September 1 to May 31 from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 pm.
Closed on Monday during this period

Author of the article

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

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