10 Stockholm’s museums with free entrance

Few years ago, Swedish government decided that every person should have equal access to cultural heritage in Sweden and made many of museum free of charge. That make a Sweden a good destination for travellers who love wandering around exhibitions and learn about different things.

Most of the museums with free access you will find in the capital of Sweden – Stockholm. In this post you will find the list of them.

1. Swedish Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet)

Address: Frescativägen 40, 114 18 Stockholm

How to get there: The easiest way to reach the museum is by subway, get off on Universitet station, walk around 5 minutes

Website: https://www.nrm.se/en/16

Opening hours:

Due to Covid-19 restriction you need to pre-book your entry. You can do it on the museum’s website. Possibility times of visiting:

Tuesday – Friday:

 1st entry: 12:15 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.

2nd entry: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday- Sunday

1st entry: 10 am – 12:30 p.m.

2nd entry: 01:15 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.

3rd entry:4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Note: Required pre- booking of ticket (free of charge)

Swedish Museum of Natural History is one of my favourites in Stockholm. It is located in a beautiful building, with several floors full of exhibitions. You can find there  among others Swedish Nature, Life in Water, Diversity of Life Polar Regions and more. My favourite exhibition is one about dinosaurs and pre-history.

2. Museum of Ethnography (Etnografiska museet)

Address: Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 34, Stockholm

How to get there: The easiest way to reach museum is by bus 69 from Sergels Torg, get out on bus stop called Museiparken. If you like to walk you can also take a subway to Kungsträdgårdet, walk through Strandvägen, Diplomatparken and along Djurgårdsbrunnsviken. The walk will take around 30 minutes.

Website: https://www.etnografiskamuseet.se/en/

Opening hours: Please check if there are not any changes due to COVID-19)

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday closed

Note: Some of exhibitions are not available due to COVID – 19, there is also a limitation of visitors

After living for 6 years in Stockholm, finally I managed to visit Museum of Ethnography.  

It is a middle-size museum with interesting exhibition about different cultures. You can find there exhibits from around the world showing differences between ways of living. Exhibits were collected during 18th century  as well as exhibits collected by Sven Hedin during his round the world sailing trip in the early 20th century.

It is a nice museum for visit while walking around Djurgården.

3. The Marine Museum (Sjöhistoriska Museet)

Address: Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 24, Stockholm

How to get there: The easiest way to reach museum is by bus 69 from Sergels Torg , get out on bus stop called Museiparken. If you like to walk you can also take a subway to Kungsträdgårdet, walk through Strandvägen, Diplomatparken and along Djurgårdsbrunnsviken. The walk will take around 30 minutes.

Website: https://www.sjohistoriska.se/en

Opening hours:

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Monday – Wednesday: closed

Note: Right now, museum is still closed for the public due to COVID -19 restrictions. For more information check the website.

 

This museum is as well one of my favourite museums is Stockholm. I was always fascinated by ships and sea voyages which were a first option of traveling. In the museum you can find many exhibits from voyages, seaman’s life as well as models of different ships, weapons and much more. According to the museum’s website ¨ merchant shipping history and naval history collections can compare with the finest in the world. They comprise some 100,000 objects, including over 1500 models of ships and boats.

Visiting museum plan to have minimum two hours to enjoy it.

4. The Swedish History Museum (Historiska Museet)

Address: Narvavägen 13-17, Stockholm

How to get there: The easiest way to reach museum is by bus 69 from Sergels Torg or tram 7, get out on bus stop called Djurgårdsbron.  You can reach museum as well by subway (red line), stop on Karlaplan or Östermalmstorg.

Website: https://historiska.se/home/

Opening hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Museum show through their 11 exhibitions history of world from Stone Age until modern times. You can learn among others about history of Sweden, medieval art, music and even massacres.

5. The Economy Museum - Royal Coin Cabinet (Kungliga myntkabinettet)

Address: Narvavägen 13-17, Stockholm

How to get there:  You will find this museum in History Museum building. You can get there walking from subway stations Östermalmstorg or Karlaplan (red line). If you do not like walk so much you can take a bus 67 and drop – off on the bus stop called Historiska Museet.

Website: https://ekonomiskamuseet.se/

Opening hours:  Please check if there are any changes due to COVID-19

Monday: closed

Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m – 5 p.m

Wednesday: 11 a.m – 8 p.m

I have visited this museum many years ago, when was still located in front of the castle in the old town. Making research before writing the post I realised that they change concept of this museum as well there will be available new exhibitions among other about hyperinflation. I look forward to visiting this place again and learn more about economy and its history. You can also find there money from different places and different times in history.

6. Army Museum (Armémuseum)

Address: Riddargatan 13, Stockholm

How to get there: Take a subway to station Kungsträdgården (blue line) or Östermalmstorg (red line), walk around 10 minutes from Kungsträdgården and 5 minutes from Östermalm.  

Website: https://www.armemuseum.se/

Opening hours: Please check if there are any changes due to COVID-19

Monday: closed

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

If you are intrested in war and army history, you will like this museum. You can find there three floors filled with interesting exhibitions from medieval time until nowadays. You can learn how war and conflicts affect humanity, follow develop of weapons as well as learn Raoul Wallenberg history, who helped over 20 000 people during II World War.

What I like about this museum is that every time I learn something new visiting it. In the museum is possible to see as well special exhibitions (changeable theme). Entry for extra exhibitions is paid. However, the las ne about Secret Agent Women costed 50 SEK (around 4,50€).

7. The Royal Armory (Livrustkammaren)

Address: Slottsbacken 3, Stockholm

How to get there:  Museum is located at the Royal Palace. You can take the subway and drop – off at Kungsträdgården station (blue line), then walk around 10 minutes or if you travel by red or green line, I recommend getting out at Gamla Stan station and take walk through Stockholm’s beautiful old town before visiting museum.

Website: http://livrustkammaren.se

Opening hours:  Please check if there are any changes due to COVID-19

Monday: closed

Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m – 5 p.m

Thursday: 11 a.m – 8 p.m

Have you been dreaming as a child to become a princess or a prince? Most of us did that even if we do not remember it 😉. This place allowed you to enter a royal world of kings, and queens. You can see how royalty used to dress before, how they had been travelling and more. As it was an original Swedish armoury you will see there as well ceremonial equipment, weapons, and costumes. According to Wikipedia it is the oldest museum in Stockholm.

8. Medieval Museum (Medeltidsmuseet)

Address: Strömparterren 3, Stockholm

How to get there:  Museum is located under Norrbo, between Royal Palace and Opera. You can take the subway and drop – off at Kungsträdgården station (blue line), then walk around 10 minutes or if you travel by red or green line, I recommend to get out at Gamla Stan station and take walk through Stockholm’s beautiful old town before visiting museum.

Website: https://medeltidsmuseet.stockholm.se/in-english/

Opening hours:  The museum is temporarily closed due to the Corona situation. I will update you as soon as museum will be open again.

Do you like Medieval times? In this museum history comes alive again. An interesting fact is that this museum is built around largest excavation in Stockholm. It is worth to visit.

9. National Museum (Nationalmuseum)

Address: Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2

How to get there:  You can take the subway and drop – off at Kungsträdgården station (blue line), take exit towards Skärgårdsbåtarna walk around 10 minutes.

Website: https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/

Opening hours: The museum is temporarily closed due to the pandemic situation.However, they have opened a paid exhibition ¨Zorn – A Swedish Superstar¨

I have not been in that museum yet. I am looking forward to visiting it as soon as will be open. The National Museum is focus mostly on art and design.

10. Museum of Mediterranean and near Eastern Antiquities (Medelhavsmuseet)

Address: Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

How to get there:  The museum is in the middle of central Stockholm. The closest subway stations are T -Centralen and Kungsträdgården.

Website: https://www.medelhavsmuseet.se/en

Opening hours:  

Monday – Tuesday: closed

Wednesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

I am so exited that this museum is open again. I do not know how it is possible that living 7 years in Stockholm I have not been there yet. It is one of four museums in Stockholm showing a world culture. It this particular one exhibition is focus on Mediterranean and near Eastern Antiquities. I am looking forward to visiting it.

That would be everything for today. I hope my list of free museum will help you to plan summer activities in Stockholm :D. 

See you on the road,

Kaja 

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