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  • 5Alexia A. 1 month ago
    Honesty, the have the best kids quiz. The museum was also so fascinating. Perfect combo of tuch, smell, sight, hearing which expands the experience.

  • 5j. 1 month ago
    So interesting place not only for army enjoyer, but also for fans of respective historical eras. Museum is grouped by eras of history and it was very helpful for me, because I am big fan of the early modern period. I recommend it!

  • 5Ajay K. 2 months ago
    The museum's well-curated displays offer a comprehensive and engaging journey through various eras, from ancient battles to modern conflicts. The attention to detail and the use of interactive elements truly bring the exhibits to life, making the learning experience both informative and enjoyable. One of the highlights of my visit was the extensive collection of artifacts, including weaponry, uniforms, and personal items of soldiers. It offers a glimpse into the lives of those who served, creating a poignant and immersive understanding of the human side of military history.

  • 5Bjørn L. 2 months ago
    Definitively recommend a visit. Especially if you have seen many of the more obvious museums in Stockholm before. Splendid exhibition explaining the many wars Sweden have been involved in.

  • 5Edith B. 3 months ago
    One of the best museums you are going to find in Stockholm! Very well planned with sufficient content and explanations. They have a magnificent mural full of symbolism and perspectives about the war.

  • 5Eugen M. 4 months ago
    Personally I rethought my relationship to weapons (I'm Ukrainian). Huge appreciation for holding two Ukrainian exhibitions right now. Interesting review of the imperial swedish times. Nice installations and interactive stands. I felt a bit that it is a mix of two museums - the history of Sweden and the history of the weapons. And it is impossible to cover both in such a small place. Huge thanks to the staff that was welcoming and helpful in answering questions. Check also their cafe!

  • 4Lars W. 4 months ago
    Fascinating museum about the history of (Swedish) warfare. Two main floors, the top one about prehistory up to roughly start of the 20th century. Interesting stuff about what is known as the "Great Power" era of Sweden. Does not shy away from depicting the immense misery experienced the common soldier and the countries Sweden conquered or attempted to conquer in the name of national power and glory. The next floor down is the modern era, WW1 and 2, the Cold War. There are few modern weapons after 1990 unfortunately, despite Sweden's success as an exporter of cutting edge military hardware. A very big old recon drone is all. Maybe for security reasons? I hope it is updated in the future though. I would say it takes at least 1.5 hours per floor if you are going to read every text or listen to the audio guide, so set aside a good portion of the day for a visit if you are aiming to go through all at once. A popular restaurant/cafe on the bottom floor, and near to plenty of restaurants.

  • 4Dean R. 5 months ago
    Nice museum on the history of the Swedish military and the country during times of war. Had some very rare pieces of items too.

  • 5Ionut U. 5 months ago
    Really enjoyed the displays and the passage through Sweden's past. Bring headphones to enjoy the audio for each display, or pass through and read what's interesting to you.

  • 5Paul H. 5 months ago
    We went as a couple on the Easter weekend and were advised by the lady on reception to start on the 3rd floor and work down - This made a lot of sense and worked well. I was really impressed by the fact that the wax figures were not behind glass. There are so many exhibits to make this museum a well worth visit (even the wife enjoyed it)

  • 5Bonnie M. M. 8 months ago
    In times of the Ukrainian war, I found it depressing to visit the museum. It shows the history of the Swedish army and is actually very informative with a lot of things to try and learn, lots of different weapons, lots of facts about Sweden and its allies and how they came to be the geographical country they are today. At the entrance, there is even a room with photos of the Ukrainian war, which I found very respectful to spend a few minutes there in remembrance of those suffering from it at the moment. I recommend the place for everyone either interested in loads of information about weapons and history or the ones who want to spend some time being aware of the fact that we should be thankful to live in peace.

  • 5Daniel G. 11 months ago
    Very well done. Large, with great narrative and historical information, spanning the era's. Take enough time to see everything, 1.5h+

  • 5Katherine K. 11 months ago
    Amazing museum that's a must visit for anyone interested in history. This museum isn't just about the army, but rather about Scandinavian history. We spent 2 hours there and still did not read everything. It's probably not best for young kids, but even they would be entertained for about an hour. And it's free!!

  • 5Bavo T. 1 year ago
    Beautiful museum, with the standard exposition covering a great range of physical artifacts, human vignettes and political/historical context. The temporary expo on spycraft during WWII and the contributions of women to it was deeply engaging as well.

  • 5Nick J. 1 year ago
    One favorite museum, i always adore army museums because it teaches you everything about the wars that happened, the weapon technologies, the strategies and the relations between countries!

  • 5Gayathra B. 1 year ago
    Must visit meuseum in Stockholm. It's free of charge. And there are lockers to store your luggage. You can see many world war weapons and other stuff there.

  • 5Cem (. 1 year ago
    What can I say this place is really interesting and absolute delight. Historical and informative

  • 4Camilla A. 1 year ago
    I went there to see the exhibition on women in secret service. It was interesting, but I think the setup was a bit confusing. While I was there I decided to see the rest of the museum. Especially the crafting I found very impressive. Both the quality and details in the uniforms, but also on the scenery in the museum.

  • 5Bart S. 1 year ago
    Good surprise! Liked this museum a lot, it doesn't show only old weapons but explains the military history of Sweden. The exhibition is really nice to see, with wax figures of important or ordinary moments of military history.

  • 5David A. 1 year ago
    One of the best museums I have ever visited anywhere in the world. Brilliant chronologically ordered displays that pull no punches about the brutality of war, all with fantastically clear and useful descriptions of the historical context. You'll need at least 2 hours, and could easily spend longer if you want to really grasp the run of Swedish war history.

  • 5Mattias S. 1 year ago
    Good exhibitions and all information available in both Swedish and English. Deals with warfare both from a military and a civilian point of view. Nice little shop and a restaurant (which I didn't try).

  • 4Mohammad A. 1 year ago
    This is a 3 floor museum. Each floor covers a specific era. You may spend at least 1.5 hours browsing the whole parts.

  • 4Aleksander L. 1 year ago
    The army museum is a very nice place to visit and you can learn a lot about the army and different battles that took place. You also can touch and hold some of the weapons and items and the service by the counter is very nice. It was a fun place to visit.

  • 5Rohan P. 1 year ago
    It's an awesome place very underrated and it's huge. A must visit for people who love history and arms used by seeds from 17th to 21st century. Admission is free for everyone. Your will have to spend at least 2 hrs to go though completely, it might take longer for history buffs.

  • 5Triinu P. 1 year ago
    The museum is without any admission fee. The exhibition is very fascinating even if you are not very gamiliar with military things.

  • 5Vadym K. 1 year ago
    Amazing place! Great exhibition and installations! Totally worth to visit

  • 4Gunter Van D. 1 year ago
    Well made representations of historical events with clear clarifying text panels. Interesting as foreigner to learn from it. Best was the top floor. The other floors, being a bit closer to today’s time, felt a bit less structured on the time line. Even free entrance so definitely worth a visit.

  • 4calis k. 1 year ago
    A very good museum and fun to see and experience as well. I really liked the fun part thou. Would be cool to be able to at least shout the reload of it instead of making the whole gun to be stuck. Otherwise I had fun and my nephews really liked it as well. Would be cool to have a shooting try out in vr or on a smart screen with the guns. Or to see how the recoil etc felt with a gun which had some vibrations etc.

  • 5a. 1 year ago
    Amazing, you can also see the guard in front of the museum, marching to the Gamla Stan.

  • 5Job S. 1 year ago
    Large, very informational, nice location and very friendly staff. Plus it is free!

  • 5rati k. 1 year ago
    Great place and exhibitions 💫😍

  • 5Tsi-Han T. 2 years ago
    Absolutely fantastic museum to visit for those who like military history. Mostly important: free entry!

  • 5Harinishree B. 2 years ago
    The museum had lots of information about different wartime routines, wars, Kings and war heroes. The museum is very interesting!

  • 5Łukasz S. 2 years ago
    Very impresional museum. Entrance for free. I recommend this museum to everyone. 3 floors of exhibitions. You can hold and compare some kind of guns.

  • 5Stefan S. 2 years ago
    Awesome collection of military history stuff and gear, a lot to do and learn there - and the best: this gem is free! So don't miss out 🙂

  • 3PW “369 p.w. 2. 2 years ago
    Great free museum in a great location

  • 5Faramarz N. 3 years ago
    A must visit Musuem! Start from 3rd floor, fantastic military guns, flags, history, statues, ..., no fee, parking on weekends easily available right in front of enterence. 2-3 hours you can spend here and learn and enjoy.

  • 5William De D. 4 years ago
    It gives you an incredible experience along the wars' timeline showing how the military evolved as the years went by. There you can read stories and even handle some guns. Besides that the entrance is free.

  • 5Xavier P. 5 years ago
    Amazing museum, especially all of the trophies collected by the swedish army over the years (they have over 1000 regimental banners). The technology and exhibits incorporated were also very impressive. I had the privilege of seeing the inspection of the guards at 12:30, which was also very cool. Best of all, this was free.

  • 5Paul D. 5 years ago
    The Swedish army museum is a great place to discover bits of the beautiful Swedish History and learn about the human story in general as well. It's a journey that will take you from the primitive man, to the Dark Ages and the World Wars. Great exhibitions through out the whole museum and a beautiful building that stores the History of the Nation. A must visit for any tourist, it's free admission so there are no excuses.

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  • Crowd
    • Family friendly
  • Children
    • Good for kids
  • Amenities
    • Wi-Fi
    • Toilets
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Gender-neutral toilets
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair rental
    • Assisted listening devices
    • Wheelchair-accessible lift
    • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance

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