The Viking Museum

Learn about the Viking Age in Sweden

Who were the vikings? Travel back in time to ancient times - the Viking Age!

The Viking Museum in Stockholm, also known as the Viking Life Museum, gives visitors a captivating insight into the Viking Age and Nordic culture. Come along to the exciting life of the Vikings in history.

The museum has a collection of authentic Viking objects such as tools, weapons, jewelry, clothing and household items. These objects give you insights into the craftsmanship and technology of the Viking Age. Many exhibitions have interactive screens and multimedia presentations, which means that you as a visitor can get involved in Viking history in a practical way. The museum contains reconstructions of Viking Age environments, such as life-size dolls and ships. At the museum, the staff's guides also walk around in Viking clothing. The Viking Age is considered to have started in 793 and ended around 1050 AD.

At the museum, you can try wearing a Viking helmet, feel the weight of a Viking sword, try spinning, sit on Odin's throne, step aboard the dragon ship or why not play a game of the Viking-era board game Hnefatafel. Don't miss the train journey, Ragnfrid's saga, where Ragnfrid and her husband must set off on a long journey. You travel at a slow speed where you pass several different environments.

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Ticket to The Viking Museum in Stockholm

Entrance ticket to The Viking Museum

The Viking Museum offers a history of Vikings and its life is told all the way through Stockholm's Viking Museum. The museum is for both adults and children who love Vikings. Follow the latest research on Viking history! You get to meet a life-size Viking created from DNA from bones preserved at the Sigtuna Museum outside Stockholm! He met you with his deep blue gaze in a booth at the museum. Don't forget to take the train ride "Ragnfrid's saga" where you experience the Viking age through moving environments, sound and light.

Included: entrance ticket and audio guide.

Open: All year round
Address: Djurgårdsvägen 68, Djurgården, Stockholm.

Aboout The Viking Museum

The Viking Musem is located on Djurgården in Stockholm. Around are more sights such as Skansen, Gröna Lund, Vasamuseet, VRAK museum and the ABBA Museum.

One of the boat sheds in Wasahamnen on Djurgården was available for rent, and the project with a museum about the Viking Age began to take shape with some private individuals involved. The museum was completed in April 2017 and opened in Båthall 1 at Djurgårdsstrand on Djurgården in Stockholm. The museum was inaugurated in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia.

The museum was started to spread knowledge about the Vikings and their myths. Some of the objects you see have been borrowed from other museums such as: Historiska Museet, Gotland museum and Sigtuna museum .

The Viking Age has fascinated the whole world and Sweden is one of the countries associated with the Viking Age. The Viking Age lasted roughly between about 800-1050 AD. In the north there were a few cities such as: Hedeby in Sønderjylland in Denmark, Uppåkra in Skåne, Birka in Mälaren and Kaupang in Norway. In the Viking Age, the word "viking" meant "pirate". It is believed that the Vikings died out due to the plague pandemic, battles with the natives and climate change.

Reconstructed objects
In the museum you can see reconstructed environments, Vikings in life size, originating from different places, small environments where you can see how the Vikings lived and what they ate. Several different objects that it could look like in the Viking Age can also be felt and worn, such as a Viking helmet and sword.

Another nice structured environment is a short train ride with the story of Ragnfrid and her husband (Ragfrid's saga) on a trip far away during the Viking Age.

What was Stockholm called in the Viking Age??
It is believed that there was a fishing village near today's Stockholm during the Viking Age called Agnefit. Agnefit was probably located on what is today called the western part of Riddarholmen during the Viking Age 8th century. It is not known exactly where the village was located, it may as well have been on the southern tip of Stadsholmen, north of today's Slussen.

Were the Vikings brutal and ruthless?
The myth of the violent, marauding Vikings, with their horned helmets, has spread around the world for many years. Can the new archaeological discoveries and research change our view of life in Scandinavia a thousand years ago?. We probably can't get away from the fact that when the Vikings were at war with both England and France, they went forth with their weapons and plundered and killed their enemies. Then they took anything they could get their hands on.

The Vikings were raised from childhood to be a warrior (boys) and thanks to their physical training and their attitude, a Viking usually became fearless in a battle. The battles usually took place during spring and summer and when autumn approached they went home to harvest on their own farm. But the myth of "horned helmets" we know today that that myth is not true.

The Viking Museum
Address: Djurgårdsvägen 48, 115 21 Stockholm

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