Sunday, March 6, 2016

Swedish History Museum

Less than 4 months left in Stockholm and I'm still trying to see everything I wanted to see around here. There are several museums on my to-do list and fortunately many of the government owned museums are now free to visit. Check the link for a complete list. I think it's great to use taxes for greater access to these wonderful learning places. The Smithsonian museums in DC are free resources for the people and it'd be great to see that model used everywhere. Museums are a great way to find out about a place and what made it what it is today. The Swedish History Museum does a good job of telling that story with a focus on prehistory, vikings, medieval, and a timeline of 11th century to today. I looked around and enjoyed the museum more than I took photos so here's a small taste of the viking era:

Speaking of history, near the museum at Storgatan 28 is an old pharmacy called Apoteket Storken (stork). It's a step back in time to 1898 with a lot of the original interior and ceiling murals while operating as a modern pharmacy. It's worth a look at the details in person if you're ever in the area.


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