The Stockholm Medieval Museum is a fascinating place to explore the history and culture of medieval Sweden. You can see the remains of the original 16th century city wall, a medieval graveyard, a war ship, and reconstructed buildings and workshops. You can also learn about the stories of ordinary people who lived and worked in the city, such as Jöns Skomakare (John Shoemaker) and Sketna Gertrud Syltekona (Greedy Gertrud Picklewife).
The museum is located under Norrbro, the oldest stone bridge in Stockholm, and has free admission. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 17:00, except on Wednesdays when it is open until 20:00. It is closed on Mondays. To get to the museum, you can take the subway to Kungsträdgården or Gamla Stan stations, or the bus to Gustav Adolfs Torg or Riksbron stops.
Some tips for visiting the museum are:
- Book a guided tour in advance if you want to learn more about the exhibits and the history of medieval Stockholm.
- Check out the temporary exhibitions that showcase different aspects of medieval life and art.
- Visit the museum shop and café for souvenirs and snacks.
- Respect the prohibitions of touching, photographing, or eating inside the museum.
Some of the highlights of the museum are:
- The Blackfriars monastery, where you can see how monks lived and prayed in the 14th century.
- The Helgeandsholmen island model, where you can see how Stockholm looked like in 1530.
- The Riddarholm ship, a 15th century war ship that was sunk in Lake Mälaren and later salvaged.
- The medieval street, where you can walk along a cobblestone road and see different types of houses and shops.