With three days in Stockholm, you have time to soak in the city’s atmosphere, see its most famous sights, and even head out of town for a history- or nature-filled day trip into the surrounding countryside.
Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Medeltidsmuseet)
If you've ever wondered how Stockholmers lived in medieval times, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Medeltidsmuseet) is the place to find out. Built around the remnants of Stockholm’s 16th-century city walls, the small museum is crammed with artifacts that speak to the city’s medieval past and offer a unique glimpse into Sweden’s history.
Strömparterren 3, Stockholm, Sweden, 111 30
Encompassing a series of reconstructed medieval buildings, the underground museum takes visitors on a tour through the lives of the city’s former inhabitants, with displays including everything from period clothing to historic shipping vessels. Stroll through the medieval market square, step inside a medieval home, learn about popular beliefs at the local church, and peek into workshops to see how craftsmen and traders earned a living, then, if you dare, you can brave a trip to the gallows. The exhibition also features 180 feet (55 meters) of the original town wall, a medieval graveyard, and a runestone.
For those with an interest in history, visiting the Museum of Medieval Stockholm is the perfect complement to a tour of Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla Stan), one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe. These tours are another great way to get insights into the city’s history.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Admission to the Museum of Medieval Stockholm is free of charge.
- In summer the museum offers guided tours for a small fee.
- Free Wi-Fi is available in the museum.
- Most of the museum is wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs can be borrowed.
- Audio guides can be rented for a fee.
How to Get There
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm is located under Norrbro at Strömparterren, between the Royal Palace and the Opera. You can take Stockholm Metro line 10 or 11 to Kungsträdgården, a six-minute walk away, or bus number 2 or 76 to the Kungsträdgården.
When to Get There
The museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday, year-round. Opening hours are 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday when it closes at 8 p.m. It is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Shopping and Dining
The museum has an on-site gift shop selling books and souvenirs, as well as jewelry, glass, and ceramics—some of which are copies of museum artifacts. There is no on-site eatery but, during the summer months, you can dine at Kerstin & Britt in Strömparterren park just outside the museum.
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