Museums in Stockholm Vasa, Modern and National Museum

Posted by on October 4, 2012

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Stockholm is definitely famous for its museums, but there are many museums, galleries and permanent exhibitions where you can discover the history or simply admire simply admire their works of art. To discover the city’s history and culture just visit the Swedish Historiska museet, the Nordiska museet, dedicated to the history and traditions or the Vasa Museum, which contains a galleon of the era of 1600.

Swedish Historiska museet

Swedish Historiska museet

The latter was built and dedicated to a galleon that sank a few miles from the port of Stockholm on the day of its launch, being stranded at the bottom for centuries before being almost entirely recovered and transported to the museum in the 60s. In Vasamuseet you can watch it in a way that it illustrates the history and characteristics. There is a projection in different languages, in a few hours in English it will tell you the unlikely story. The museum is open from January the  2nd  till the 31st of May and from September  the 1st  till the 30th of December from 10:00 to 17:00 (Wednesday from 10:00 to 20:00), from the  1st of June to the 31st of August from 08:30 to 18:00, tickets costs 12 euros. If you are going to stay in Stockholm and you haven’t booked yet a hotel (Don’t worry) the Budget Travel Specialist Hostelbookers provide affordable and stylish hotels in Stockholm.

Nordiska museet

Nordiska museet

In order to admire the art and the Swedish design it is is a must to visit the National Museum, where only the top floor is dedicated to painting and to sculptures by Flemish, French and Swedish, while in the other rooms we can discover the history of the Swedish design. Here you can see the opening times and costs.

Modern museet

Modern museet

The Modern museet, finally, contains both Swedish and international contemporary art in the permanent and temporary exhibitions that are renewed monthly. You can find all the information about the museum here: http://www.modernamuseet.se/en/Stockholm/

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