Sigtuna Museum

Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna Museum exhibits the history of Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest medieval city. The museum is located on the site where the first royal palace was built in the late 900’s AD. The museum dates back to 1916 and the current museum has been built in the 1960s with new showrooms, reception and storage. The permanent exhibition displays Sigtuna's earliest history. Although the museum is active in many areas the archaeological part is strongly represented. There is one of the largest collections of archaeological findings in Sweden.

The museum also includes City Hall, a well-preserved 1700’s building, Lundströmska farm, a store with 19th century atmosphere and mayor’s farm. These houses are open in summer season. The museum has also an underground hall for temporary exhibitions.

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Founded: 1916
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)

More Information

www.sigtunamuseum.se

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4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Zainab jumaa (3 years ago)
Very interesting to see..
Shane Grüling (3 years ago)
Small but really cool if you like history
Sisirkant Prusty (4 years ago)
My second visit to the museum. Small (infact very small) but very well managed. If you visit, it's must visit.
Sanjeev Sharma (4 years ago)
One of iconic place in a magical city sigtuna. Always brings you nostalgic feeling
Ivan Orefice (4 years ago)
The guide inside the museum was really pretty and nice. She welcomed us and explained everything se wanted to know about this beautiful city, Sigtuna. The museum is free and is likely to be one of the smallest I've ever seen: due to this is also one of the cutest.
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