museums in Sweden
Swedes are proud of their culture and their heritage. Every year, Swedish
museums offer outstanding seasonal exhibitions that are both well researched
and well presented.
There is also a true wealth of museums: ranging from the beautiful theater
museum in Drottningholm to railroad museums to science and technology
museums. In fact, visitors are often surprised to find that there are
enough museums in Sweden to match nearly every interest, no matter how
unique or unusual that interest may be!
There are over 70 museums in Stockholm alone with over 9 million visitors
to these museums every year. If you decide to visit one or two museums
in Stockholm every weekend, it will take you one year to visit them all!
The Vasa Museum was inaugurated in 1990. In the large shiphall, stands
the warship Vasa - the only remaining, intact 17th century ship in the
world. The lower rig has been rebuilt, complete with masts, stays and
shrouds, just like the Vasa would have looked like when set for winter
in harbour. The wreck, salvaged in 1961, is now once again a complete
Surrounding the ship are several permanent exhibitions, cinemas, a shop
and a restaurant.
Even if you have no interest in maritime history, this museum is well
worth the visit. Since this museum is very busy in the summer, now is
a good time to see it.
Museum of Medieval Stockholm
Experience the medieval Stockholm through brickhouses, sheds, workshops,
harbour and gallows. Here you find the town wall, circa 1530, and the
Riddarholm ship with its cannons, cannonballs and gunpowder. Temporary
Where: Strömparterren, Subway stop - Gamla Stan
Museum of Science and Technology
Swedish technology and industrial history. Science center. Experiment
Teknorama: Stockholm's own hands-on exploratorium for children. Three
large exhibit halls filled with interesting and fun experiments for all
ages to try. Why not take grandma and discover how to make a TV show in
the TV studio or let a friend raise you up using a giant screw.
The Royal Armoury
is an award-winning museum situated in an atmospheric cellar vault beneath
the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Our collections promise magical encounters
with Sweden's royal history, for everyone from 9 to 99.
The are magnificent costumes in gold-brocade from coronations and royal
weddings, gilded carriages, weapons and armour.
Inside, you will find Gustavus Adolphus' bloody shirts, elk-hide buff
coat and horse from the Battle of Lützen in 1632, Charles XII's muddy
uniform from the siege of Fredriksten fortress in 1718 and the masquerade
costume worn by Gustav III at that fateful masked ball in 1792.