All history museums and attractions to visit in Sweden

Sweden is a good place to visit if you are interested in history. Below we list all 23 history museums in Sweden, to lose yourself in the place's cultural heritage and local history.

Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Sweden? These are the ones:

  1. Vasa Museum1

    Vasa Museum

    The 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
  2. The Royal Palace2

    The Royal Palace

    The 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
  3. The Swedish History Museum3

    The Swedish History Museum

    The 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
  4. Nordic Museum4

    Nordic Museum

    The 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
  5. Royal Armoury5

    Royal Armoury

    Livrustkammaren, 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
  6. Museum of Medieval Stockholm6

    Museum of Medieval Stockholm

    The 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
  7. Hallwyl Museum7

    Hallwyl Museum

    The 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
  8. Museum of Gothenburg8

    Museum of Gothenburg

    The 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
  9. Royal Treasury - The Royal Palace9

    Royal Treasury - The Royal Palace

    The 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.
  10. Stockholm City Museum10

    Stockholm City Museum

    The 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
  11. Malmö Museer - Malmö Castle11

    Malmö Museer - Malmö Castle

    The 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
  12. Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities12

    Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities

    The 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
  13. Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities13

    Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities

    The 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
  14. Museum of World Culture14

    Museum of World Culture

    The 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
  15. Royal Coin Cabinet15

    Royal Coin Cabinet

    The 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.
  16. Strindberg Museum16

    Strindberg Museum

    The 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,
  17. Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement17

    Dansmuseet - Rolf de Mare's Museum of Movement

    Dansmuseet - 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
  18. Röhsska Museum18

    Röhsska Museum

    The 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
  19. Museum Tre Kronor - The Royal Palace19

    Museum Tre Kronor - The Royal Palace

    Museum 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
  20. The Jewish Museum in Stockholm20

    The Jewish Museum in Stockholm

    The 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
  21. Leksaksmuseet21


    Leksaksmuseet 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.
  22. Forum För Levande Historia22

    Forum För Levande Historia

    The 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
  23. Museum of Ethnography23

    Museum of Ethnography

    The 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

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