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Forest and Archipelago Bike Ride in Stockholm's Outskirts
"Starting point just by the edge of Djurgården Going through Hellas maybe swimming or eating Riding along to Vaxholm Visiting Tynningsö and enjoying the view The start location is situated by our shop just outside Historiska Museét at Gärdet. We can fully accommodate the tour according to you and start as early or late as you like. This tour is calculated to take about 4 hours but shorter and longer can be designed if you wish for it. To leave you with as much alternatives as possible no meals are included but you can choose freely when and what you'd like to eat customizing the tour as you go
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Stockholm Pass
"Explore the beautiful city of Stockholm with unlimited travel on hop-on hop-off buses and boats with 22 bus stops and 8 stops by boat (the boat runs during the summer only) it is the perfect way to see as much as you can during your visit. In addition to that gain free entry to more than 60 different attractions in this gorgeous Scandinavian city. For additional benefits check out the Itinerary section below.""""Make the most of your time in the Swedish capital with the Stockholm Pass
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Stockholm in One Day Sightseeing Tour
"Board a coach outside the Royal Opera House to begin the first portion of your Stockholm sightseeing tour. On your 1.5-hour coach ride see the Swedish capital's best-known attractions including the Royal Palace City Hall the Vasa Museum and the Royal Djurgården. Learn about Stockholm's sights and history along the way from your onboard guide. You may also make a stop at Fjällgatan for a nice view of Stockholm’s islands.Transfer to a boat and cruise around Djurgården you'll pass several historical buildings museums and green areas
From SEK420.00

Historiska Museet - Historical Museum Tips (6)

National Historical Museum - Historiska Museet

Of the almost 100 museums in Stockholm, we chose this one mainly because it was sort of on the way back from Djurgården Island and because it seemed to be the one of the ones that sticks closely to traditional museum fare: general local history. We had been to several other museums already, so we ruthlessly trimmed this visit to include only the Prehistory and Vikings exhibits and also the Gold Room.

The exhibits are just fine and have English descriptions, but the gold Room is really impressive. It contains 52kg of gold and over 200kg of silver.

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SurfaceTravel
Aug 17, 2011

Historiska Museet - Historical Museum

This is one of the olderst and biggest museums in Scandinavia. You can see a wide range of exponates, from archeological stuff to recent happenings. Everything is described and well explained with information. Enjoy!

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penny_g
May 09, 2011

Historiska Museet

Historiska Museet (the Museum of National Antiquities) is a MUST for everyone who's "hooked on heritage" (like I am). The museum actually was one of the main reasons for me to visit Stockholm. :) It's an amazingly fascinating place and I enjoyed every minute. They've got several permanent exhibitions, all housing unique historical treasures. If you want to learn more about how people lived in the Stone Age, the Bronze Age or the Iron Age you'll have to visit the Prehistories exhibition. There are plenty of interesting findings from these times, like: jewellery, grave goods, ritual objects, weapons, etc. There also is a Medieval Ecclesiastical Art exhibition showing ancient altarpieces, missals, relics, altar crosses and even the reconstruction of a Middle Ages rural church. But for me the most fascinating departments were the Viking exhibition and the Gold Room. There are lots of rune stones, weapons, toys, grave goods (even the skeleton of a horse), jewellery, imported goods like, for example, a little Buddha figure, boats, etc. The museum's most precious exhibits are safely kept at the subterranean Gold Room - a circular hall full of unique goldsmith's work or art. Unfortunately taking pictures is not allowed at this part of the museum.
We found all the exhibitions being extremely fascinating, you get to learn lots but it never feels like a stuffy, dry history lesson. It's more like a little adventure, like travelling back in time and I'd love to go there again. Soon. ;)

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Elena77
Nov 01, 2007

Historiska Museet

The Museum of National Antiquities is a great place to visit if you're interested in medieval art, gold & silver treasures and the life of the vikings. I especially liked the "gold chamber" :).
Opening times: From May to September: daily from 10am-5pm, October to April, Tuesdays to Sundays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-8pm
Admission: 50 SEK , free entrance on Thursdays from 4pm-8pm (October-April only)

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Oct 31, 2007
 
 
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Museum of History

Yesterday I visited the Museum of History. I can’t understand why I haven’t been there since I was a kid (and then I only visited once). When I visited yesterday I didn’t see every room, but the good thing is that the museum is now free of charge so it is possible to return many times.
In the Gold Room you can see an exhibition of Sweden’s gold and silver treasures. In the Textile Room there is a display of medieval textiles, many of them used in churches. There is also a prehistoric exhibition and exhibitions of the Viking Age and Medieval Art.

The museum is open:
1 October – 30 April: 11 – 17 (on Thursdays it is open to 20)
1 May – 30 September: 10 – 17

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MalenaN
Jun 03, 2005

Museum of National Antiquities / Historiska muséet

The museum exhibits a viking house, a runestone copy and some other early legacies but that part of it feels quite stuffy and the displays don't always have explanations in English. What is worth coming for is however the famous Gold Room where centuries of gold and jewellery treasures are beautifully displayed in a dark and circular room in the cellar. The hammer of Thor and other gems are fantastic. Apart from this there are also some more modern special exhibitions from time to time and the museum shop is good for history buffs.

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