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The Army Museum

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Address: 13 Riddargatan | Östermalm, Stockholm 114 51, Sweden
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A comprehensive military museum for Sweden

I visited this museum 7 years ago & also recently. The exhibits have evolved to show the military history of Sweden from the origin of the country until the current war on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this museum 7 years ago & also recently. The exhibits have evolved to show the military history of Sweden from the origin of the country until the current war on terror. There is a lot to see & if you are a military historian you won't be disappointed. There is also free admission.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's THE museum to go to if you ever wondered anything about Sweden's place in Europe over the last millennia and anything regarding our military capacity. Why did Sweden remain neutral. Why did Sweden have a conscript army. How did Sweden act during the Cold war? Lots to see and learn. So if you're even half a history buff, you... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located. Free admission for everybody. Free Wi-Fi available. It is about the Sweden at war (from middle age to cold war), the impact on people, the life conditions, the rules of conscription, the history of weapons, the controversial neutrality during WWII. Descriptions in Swedish and English.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A lot to see and all the information in English and swedish. Amazed this is free. Really worth seeing

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Rich collection of weapons from 17-th century onwards. You can hold some items in your arms making it more interactive. What you read inside makes you think and reflect and this is what makes this place different to other military museums i've seen

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very interesting war museum. It's put together really nicely. Very interesting and detailed whilst easy to digest/absorb. Very good standard and museum exhibits are kept and restored to a very high standard + they make it really easy for any visitor of any age. Lockers are available to store coats or anything else prior starting the visit. The freedom of... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited here for my son really, as he is passionate about history. I mostly found it quite interesting which was a pleasant surprise :) I was less interested in the weapons section, however my son was really interested in it, so it certainly suits some more than others. Knowing nothing about the history of Sweden and its battles, I... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Covers some miedival arms history and some modern. Nice exhibits, some of them realy interesting. A couple of wrong explanations but in total a good place to go. The lockers need a 10 krona coin. The museum is providing a token to replace the coin. Nice service.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Situated in a charming corner of town, easily accessible on foot. This is an excellent place to take your children. It appeals to the young fascination with weapons and soldiering, but it also tells a very clear and thoughtful narrative on the tragedy and brutal pain of war. Our children came away both excited by the chance to hold real... More 

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Ossett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

In a very expensive country as a visitor you cannot go wrong with a visit to the Army Museum. A key bonus is that it is free to enter. It also contains a lot of interesting displays from wars in the past. It is quite central to most of the main sites too. 😀

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With its high-end shopping facilities and Michelin-starred restaurants, Östermalm is definitely the poshest part of central Stockholm. Here you will find Stockholm’s most majestic residential buildings, a beautiful market hall from 1888 displaying gourmet foods from around the world and the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre with its awe-inspiring architecture. At night, legendary nightclubs make the perfect location to observe the natives (and those aspiring to become natives of this exclusive neighborhood) in their natural habitat and to enjoy the latest produce of the Swedish house music scene.
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