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Medieval Museum

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Neighbourhood: Södermalm
As featured in 3 days in Stockholm
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Address: 3 Stroemparterren | Norrbro, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden (Formerly Museum of Medieval Stockholm)
Phone Number:
+46 8 508 317 90
12:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Tue 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 12:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

History comes alive again! Visit the medieval Stockholm, meet the people...

History comes alive again! Visit the medieval Stockholm, meet the people and hear stories from the everyday life, explore reconstructed brick buildings, warehouses and workshops. The museum is built around the around the findings from the largest excavation in Stockholm. Our underground exhibition features 55 meters of the original 16th century town wall, a medieval graveyard and a war ship.

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Great free museum for adults and children

This free museum has a great mix of history, archeology, and hands-on exhibits about medieval life in Stockholm. Highlights for me include: - History of the boundaries and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Daniel H
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This free museum has a great mix of history, archeology, and hands-on exhibits about medieval life in Stockholm. Highlights for me include: - History of the boundaries and architecture of the city itself - Information about the social structure of medieval Stockholm - Ancient boat and cannon artifacts It was a great place to spend 2 hours, and there were... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Amazing museum, chariots, armors, weapons, clothes, everything typical from medieval Sweden, plus an area just for kids to play as princesses and knights in the museum, really nice!!

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We found out about this museum online and I think it would be easy to miss being located below the Parliament and Public Safety Buildings, right on the waterfront. It has some great displays about Old Stockholm and lots of information about its history. The original portion of the old city walls is neat and I thought the re-created area... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Underneath The Western Bridge, you will find this interesting museum. When the Swedish Parliament building got a facelift in the late '70s, they found a whole host of archaeological finds. We read that the museum was constructed around part of Stockholm's city wall, dating from the early 16th century, as well as a medieval graveyard and a war ship. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Not many things are free anymore, but this wonderful museum was! It's easy to miss on the lower area of Helgeandsholm Island. Go down the stone stairs and find the entrance. It's a great large museum of Medieval history of the country.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This museum was fascinating! It's under the bridge in front of the parliament building, at the level of the street during medieval times. We took the tour in English and the guide was excellent. There were lots of interesting things to look at and it wasn't too busy so the kids could move around at their own pace. It was... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a small but excellent museum. It is on the small island that you might pass over to go between Norrmalm and Gamla Stan. It is under the road, next to a small pretty park, near the parliament building, it would be a real pity if you therefore miss this museum. Although this is a free museum, I would... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stumbled across this museum while searching for attractions to visit on a day trip with the family (after a very entertaining amphibious-bus tour!). There's very little notice of the presence of this museum, if it hadn't been for some of the positive reviews here I probably would not have been tempted to check it out. The coolest aspect of the... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

While walking around this incredible museum, one can read, feel and see what it was like to live in the middle ages. It was really hard to survive. I must admit that I am surprised about the fact that most people during the middle ages were homeless, starving...and managed to survive. I will highly recommend a visit to this museum... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a free museum tucked away on the way into Gamla stan. There was actually quite a lot of information here, we spent just over an hour but could have stayed a bit longer (we were scheduled for a tour so had to leave). It’s a LOT of reading but everything is in both Swedish and English. The museum... More 

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