Museum of National Antiquities
Sweden's history from prehistoric times to the present day is fascinatingly laid out in the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, which contains a hoard of archaeological artefacts and treasures, including an impressive collection of gold objects recovered from the tombs and treasure caches of the Vikings, going back all the way to the Stone Age. The museum's most prized possession dates from the Middle Ages: the splendid gold reliquary, set with precious stones, which contained the skull of Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia. The museum has a gift shop and cafe.
Address: Narvavagen 13–17
Telephone: (0)8 5195 5600
Transport: Metro station Karlaplan; bus 44 and 56
Opening times: Daily 10am-5pm (May to September), Tuesday to Sunday 11am-5pm with late closing at 8pm on Thursdays (October to April).
Admission: SEK 80 (adults), children are free.