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Historiska Museet, Stockholm

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Known for its gold room full of treasure and artifacts from the Viking age, Historiska Museet houses more than 10 million objects and works dating back to Mesolithic times. It aims to educate visitors about Sweden's archeological and cultural history. Though Bengt Romare and George Scherman designed the modern building in the 20th century, most of the artifacts on display are much older. Be sure to spend time viewing the gold and silver collection, Viking objects from World Heritage Site Birka, and famous Swedish artwork. You can plan Stockholm trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The Swedish History Museum ("Statens historiska museum") is a museum that covers Swedish archaeology and cultural history from the Mesolithic period to present day. It was founded in 1866, and here... 
    The Swedish History Museum ("Statens historiska museum") is a museum that covers Swedish archaeology and cultural history from the Mesolithic period to present day. It was founded in 1866, and here...  more »
  • While I have been to other museums with Viking artifacts, I was blown away by the extensive Viking exhibit at this museum. I believe I spent 3 hours just in that exhibit. What particularly... 
    While I have been to other museums with Viking artifacts, I was blown away by the extensive Viking exhibit at this museum. I believe I spent 3 hours just in that exhibit. What particularly...  more »
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  • Although my wife and I were only able to make it through the Vikings exhibit, it was quite the experience. The free admission (like most museums in the area) was free - believing that people from all demographics should be able to learn about their past. The layout was very well done and the computer screens beside most exhibits allowed you to zoom in to amazing detail. You could spend days looking at items. It was easy to see that this option was VERY popular. The lighting and sounds in the Viking exhibit, including the gold room, really added to the experience. This was one of our favorite stops during our stay in Stockholm. Thank you very much for the walk through Viking history.
  • This is a free museum. We were blown away by it to be honest. It's really well thought out. Very modern design and also fun with kids. The Viking history was amazing, but also the other parts were worth a visit. There is even a gold room with lots of gold and silver antiquities. There are free lockers to leave your jackets and bags!

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