May 10, 2016

Meet the Vikings this Summer at the Swedish History Museum

I am passing on some useful information sent to me from Historiska (Swedish History Museum). Located in Östermalm, a short walk from Djurgården, this museum has free admission, is very child friendly and has a great permanent exhibition on our Viking history as well as many other great exhibitions on Swedish history. During the summer they extend the Viking exhibition outside into the courtyard with special events. Fun for the whole family! Click here to read about a past visit to the museum and here if you are interested in other Viking activities and exhibitions in Stockholm.
Viking treasure from Gotland. Photo by Katarina Nimmervoll/SHM

Meet the Vikings
From the Baltic Sea to Baghdad – theme of tours in June­–September

Guided tours about the Vikings’ exchanges with the East
3–19 June: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in Swedish at 14.00 and in English at 15.00.
20 June–28 August: Daily, in English at 12.00, 14.00 and 15.00 and in Swedish at 13.00.
2­–25 September: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in Swedish at 14.00 and in English at 15.00.
Baking bread. Photo by Katarina Nimmervoll/SHM
Viking for a Day: 20 June–28 August, 11.00­–17.00
Join us in the courtyard for Viking crafts and games. Great fun for young and old alike!
·        Try out archery, tug-of-war, holmgang, nine men’s morris and the magic maze
·        Check out a trader’s tent
·        Step aboard a Viking ship
·        Try your hand at Viking crafts
·        Dress up in Viking outfits
·        Bake Viking bread
 
Viking for a day! Photo by Katarina Nimmervoll/SHM
The Viking Exhibition
Discover tales of mighty Vikings and their role in slavery, of voyages on rivers and seas, and of life in the trading port of Birka. We have the world’s largest collection of Viking artifacts.
The Swedish History Museum, Free admission, Narvavägen 13–17, www.historiska.se
Viking artifacts. Photo by Katarina Nimmervoll/SHM

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