Swedish Army Museum

Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish Army Museum, was awarded the title of the best museum of Stockholm in 2005. Its displays illustrate the military history of Sweden, including its modern policy of neutrality, and of the Swedish Army. The building was erected in the 17th century as an arsenal for the production and storage of artillery weapons.

The exhibition includes life-size figures of soldiers of past centuries, as well as scenes of the great battles of Swedish forces, weapons, military clothes and other attributes of war. The trophies and flags of armies defeated by Sweden in the 17th and 18th centuries are displayed in a special room at the Armémuseum. The museum had an Enigma machine on display in its Spies temporary exhibition.

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Founded: 2002
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

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Katarína Holešová (3 months ago)
This was a very good museum. We loved that we could use some of the guns, hold them and see how heavy they were or how they were used.
Eoghan O'Reilly (5 months ago)
I am by no means a big fan of museum's. They're often quite boring and poorly laid out however I found this to be well thought out and designed through the ages of war. It was fantastic.
Kaje Annihilatrix (5 months ago)
Museum is free, and its a great way to spend an hour or two. The layout is well done and there are a lot of exhibits. Great for kids as well as adults.
Emily Raison (5 months ago)
One of the most enjoyable museums I went to in Stockholm. It was larger than anticipated and had a guided tour which you could download in your phone for free in English. The exhibits were also dual language with very good English descriptions. Also free entry! Recommended :)
Graeme Lane (7 months ago)
We were lucky rough to visit on parade day..really enjoyed the pomp and.ceremony. The museum was interesting l it room about an hour to tour. The military history was of interesting. Displays have good explanations. Entry was free.
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