Exploring Stockholm: Vasa and Army Museums

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Exploring Stockholm: Vasa and Army Museums

Stockholm has fifty-three (53) museums covering a wide rang of interests including art, history, war, natural science, photography, and many more. If you are a fan of museums, Stockholm might be a great city for you to spend a week or two and explore all the museums, some of which are free.

Museums with free admission
In over a dozen museums, you pay no entry at all. Enjoy art, architecture, history, and culture from near and far, completely for free.

Despite living here for almost two years, I never visited any of the remarkable museums scattered around central Stockholm. Partially because of my laziness, but also because I didn't know if I would like spending time walking around museums.

My friend was visiting Stockholm this weekend, and we decided to hang out on Sunday, have lunch and visit some museums.

But first, lunch.

Lebanese Food For Lunch

I am not going to pretend I can do these museums any justice describing what they offer and show, so I will share a snippet from trusted sources and a bunch of pictures that I took while strolling around these two magnificent museums.

The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet)

The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. Together with other museums such as the Stockholm Maritime Museum, it belongs to the Swedish National Maritime Museums (SNMM) (Source).

The Army Museum (Armémuseum)

Armémuseum – one of Sweden’s best historical museums, with exhibitions on three spacious floors. Accompany men, women and children on their journey through wartime and peacetime. Take a walk through Swedish history, from 1500 to the present day, among fascinating historical objects and realistic scenes. Experience living conditions for soldiers, their families and the general population. (Source)


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