Swedish Museum of National Antiquities

Swedish Museum of National Antiquities (known in Swedish as Historiska museet or, more formally, Statens historiska museum) is a museum located in Stockholm, Sweden that covers Swedish cultural history and art from the Stone Age to the 16th century.

The museum is known for its so called "Gold Room" (Guldrummet) by the architect Leif Blomberg, where a large number of gold objects are kept as part of the exhibition. The museum is also the place to see objects related to Vikings.

The main museum building, the design of architects Bengt Romare and George Scherman 1935-1940, reflects an ambivalence between the predominant modern style of the era and the historical context given not only by the context requirements, but also the 19th century barracks and stables south of the museum designed by Fredrik Blom and built 1805-1817. The latter are neoclassicist in style and the repetitive façades use to be exposed to the Stockholm Harbour, while the former forms a compact block taking a step backwards from the street to leave space for a forecourt. The portico and sculptures on the main façade were designed by the sculptor Bror Marklund in 1938.

In 2004 there was an international controversy regarding the installation Snow White and The Madness of Truth.

See also

  • Culture in Stockholm
  • Museum of Medieval Stockholm

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Adomas R.
22 August 2015
Really nice museum. Some exhibitions like medieval battle room have impressive atmosphere. And of course, attractions for kids. Not many, but after visit here my 4 yo asked a bow for the Christmas :D
Bjørn Fjölnisson
6 June 2015
A wonderful collection of Swedish artefacts through the ages. Give yourself a few hours to truly enjoy everything. Free entry on national day!
Olaf Doorentz
4 October 2016
Very good museum with a lot of Swedish history to discover! Very good audio guides and many fascinating pieces from the nordic history from each epoch.
DHR.com
6 December 2011
This Museum of National Antiquities has impressive collections from as early as the Stone Age and lots of great Viking historical items. Don't miss the Gold Room and the amazing Textile Chamber.
David Baldie
29 January 2019
Audio guide is inexpensive and you can use your own mobile phone which is nice. They don't accept Amex though
Stephan Schöneberg
11 August 2016
Die Ausstellung "Swedish History" erklärt anhand einer Timeline die wichtigsten Eckpunkte der schwedischen Geschichte von 1000 AD bis heute. Sehr empfehlenswert!
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Linnégatan 64, 114 60 Stockholm, Sweden Get directions
Tue-Thu-Fri Noon–6:00 PM
Wed Noon–8:00 PM
Sat-Sun 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

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