Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Sweden? These are the ones:
Vasa MuseumStockholmThe Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm that is located on the island of Djurgården that houses the only fully intact seventeenth-century ship, the Vasa, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The main hall of the Vasa Museum contains the ship itself, as well as exhibits rel
The Royal PalaceStockholmThe Royal Palace in Stockholm, completed in 1760, is the official residence of the Swedish royal family. Built in Baroque style, this building contains more than 600 rooms. The complex holds royal apartments and several museums. With its marvellous Italian-Baroque facade, Stockholm Palace is one of
The Swedish History MuseumStockholmThe Swedish History Museum (Statens historiska museum) is the State Historical Museum in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The site dates back to 1866, and the construction of the current site took place between 1934 and 1939. It is the national Swedish museum of archeology and history with more than 2
Nordic MuseumStockholmThe Nordic Museum in Stockholm looks like a cathedral, but is in fact a museum with a vast collection of furniture, art and other artefacts connected with the cultural history of Sweden from the early modern period (which began in 1520) to the contemporary period. The museum is located on Djurgården
Royal ArmouryStockholmLivrustkammaren, the Royal Armoury, is the oldest museum in all of Sweden and is located in the center of Stockholm. The museum is located in the basement of the Stockholm Palace where all kinds of objects about the military history of Sweden and about the royal family are exhibited. The museum was
Museum of Medieval StockholmStockholmThe Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Stockholms medeltidsmuseum) is a museum in Stockholm that is located on the Helgeandsholmen Island, north of Stockholm Castle. The Museum of Medieval Stockholm was constructed around old monuments excavated in an archaeological dig. In the museum visitors can experi
Hallwyl MuseumStockholmThe Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska museet) is a Swedish national museum housed in a historic building in central Stockholm. The building, Hallwyl Palace (Hallwylska palatset), was built in 1893-1898 to the design of Isak Gustaf Clason for Count Walther von Hallwyl and his wife Wilhelmina to house the co
Museum of GothenburgGothenburgThe Museum of Gothenburg is a a cultural history museum housed in the 18th-century East India that was originally built as the Swedish East India Company offices. Museum of Gothenburg features permanent exhibitions, but also organises temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibitions include: 'Prehis
Royal Treasury - The Royal PalaceStockholmThe Royal Treasury - The Royal Palace is a museum in the cellar vaults under the Rikssalen (The Kingdom Hall) at Stockholm's castle, where Sweden's Regalia and other valuable objects are exhibited to the public. The collection includes the sword of Gustav Vasa and the crown of Eric XIV.
Stockholm City MuseumStockholmThe Stockholm City Museum (Stadsmuseet i Stockholm) is a museum in Stockholm in Sweden that illustrates the history of the Swedish capital from different perspectives. The museum is housed in the former Södra stadshuset on the island of Södermalm. Built between 1664 and 1680, the building has been l
Malmö Museer - Malmö CastleMalmöThe Malmö Castle is Scandinavia's oldest Renaissance castle that was alternately owned by both Danish and Swedish forces. The stately fortress now houses various collections under the name Malmö Museer (Malmö Museums). The collection include old paintings, a gallery dedicated to Nordic art, stuffed
Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern AntiquitiesStockholmThe Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquitie (Medelhavsmuseet) is a museum in Stockholm that holds and displays an archaeological and cultural-historical collection that consists of finds from the countries of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The collection of the Museum of Mediterr
Museum of Far Eastern AntiquitiesStockholmThe Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (The Östasiatiska museet) is a museum of art and archeology from East Asia in Stockholm. It is located on the island of Skeppsholmen and contains an extensive collection of artifacts from China, Japan, India and other parts of Asia. The Museum of Far Eastern Ant
Museum of World CultureGothenburgThe Museum of World Culture is an ethnographic museum as well as a cultural center in Gothenburg. The museum holds a permanent collection of around 100,000 objects coming from all over the world including China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia in Archaeological, Ethnographical and Art Historical col
Royal Coin CabinetStockholmThe Royal Coin Cabinet (Kungliga Myntkabinettet), also The Swedish Economic Museum (Sveriges ekonomiska museum) is a museum in Stockholm that is devoted to the history of money and economic history. The Royal Coin Cabinet is one of the oldest museums in Sweden, its collections go back to the 1570s.
Strindberg MuseumStockholmThe Strindberg Museum (Strindbergsmuseet) is a museum in Stockholm that is dedicated to the Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter August Strindberg. The museum is located in the last dwelling of Strindberg, a house in Stockholm's Norrmalm district. Strindberg moved into the house,
Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of MovementStockholmDansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement (The Dance Museum) is a museum in Stockholm dedicated to the performing and visual arts. The museum holds and displays a collection of materials from Western Europe which date between 1500 and 1850, a journal collection that dates from the turn of the 2
Röhsska MuseumGothenburgThe Röhsska Museum is an art museum in Gotherburg that is devoted to design, fashion and applied arts. The museum holds a collection of over 50,000 pieces, mostly consisting of handicraft and design products from Sweden and Europe and arts and crafts from Japan and China. Furthermore, the Röhsska Mu
Museum Tre Kronor - The Royal PalaceStockholmMuseum Tre Kronor is a museum in Stockholm dedicated to the old castle Tre Kronor and is housed in the Stockholm Palace. The museum is located in the rooms that used to be kitchens in the Tre Kronor Castle and are thus the oldest rooms in the Palace, some dating back to the 14th century. The Museum
The Jewish Museum in StockholmStockholmThe Jewish Museum is situated in Sweden’s oldest preserved synagogue. The building, located in Själagårdsgatan 19 in the Old Town, tells the story of the first Jews who came to Sweden, how they formed a community, and how they became a part of Swedish society. Stockholm’s earliest Jewish congregatio
LeksaksmuseetSaltsjöbadenLeksaksmuseet is a toy museum in Stockholm. This Toy Museum in Stockholm focuses on the 20th century, with special focus on technical toys. A highlight in the museum is the railway modelling collection of the Railway Society.
Forum För Levande HistoriaStockholmThe Forum För Levande Historia is a state administrative institution in Sweden. The institution's mission is to promote democracy, human rights and tolerance. The Forum hosts exhibitions, debates and seminars, organizes traveling exhibitions and annually awards the Per Anger Prize to commemorate Per
Museum of EthnographyStockholmThe Museum of Ethnography Stockholm (Etnografiska Museet) is a museum in Stockholm that holds and exhibits objects from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, Oceania, Africa, North and South America. The ethnographic collection contains about 220,000 objects. Most of the objects stem from 1