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Royal Armory

Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
+46 8 402 30 30
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Swedish history in a fascinating way.

This place is fascinating. The number of old clothes and weapons linked to major happenings in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dgjohansson
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Ronneby, Sweden
Amazing

A quick tour at the museum was great. My children learned a lot about the history of the Swedish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna N
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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The Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren) is a popular family museum located in the cellars of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The Royal Armoury shows the history of Sweden’s kings and queens from the 15th century until to day.For almost five hundred years items once in the possession of Swedish monarchs and their families have been kept in the Royal Armoury. From generation to generation, they have built up an ever-expanding collection of memories from the country's different dynasties, evoking well-known events in Swedish history.See, for example, the costume worn by Gustav III at that fateful masked ball in 1792, Charles XII's muddy uniform from Fredriksten in 1718, and the blood-stained shirts and elk-hide buff coat worn by Gustav II Adolf at the Battle of Lützen in 1632.
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Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fascinating. The number of old clothes and weapons linked to major happenings in the Swedish history is amazing. You might read up on Swedish history before coming here to fully appreciate the items, but since it is free entrance to the museum...More

Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quick tour at the museum was great. My children learned a lot about the history of the Swedish Monarchs. Well preserved armouries, clothings and carriages.

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance to the Royal Palace is charged, however surprisingly entrance to the royal armory is free. Slightly less obvious entrance down some steps, when you wander through you can take in awe the historical armours worn by previous Swedish Royals across some 400 years. There...More

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It free, quick so why not. You get to see some of Swedens history from royal clothes, weapons and other antiquities from various eras. glad we popped in! Perfect for an hour or so...

Thank AgentAC
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Went into the armory looked at the old weaponry and uniforms was nice. I liked the going doen to the carriages that transported the royal families. Some were quite old and from a history stand point I found interesting

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This museum is located on Gamla Stan or "the old town" the armory is free and filled with royal carriages used by the Swedish Royal Family throughout the ages, there are coats of Armour, weapons, period clothing and all depict the story of the royal...More

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Located on beautiful Gamla Stan (the Old Town), the Royal Palace's Armory is filled with treasures from the past. It's also one of several attractions in Stockholm you can see for free. The Armory contains several highly decorative carriages used by various Swedish Royals from...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 18 October 2017

if you only have a short time while in stockholm - try at least to stop at Livrustkammaren as they have great old royal artifacts on display - well worth a visit.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The venue has amazing costumes, extraordinary carriages (must see), and decorated weapons. The admission is free.

Thank gpbc
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very interesting exhibit of old royal armours or the royalties and their horses, royal clothing, small royal children's clothes. The heavy, woven armours for horses are amazing. For the season, we even saw an exhibit of katanas. A must see when you are in Stockholm....More

Thank jlareza
Nearby
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home
to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central
island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small
island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous
Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit
touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting:
take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and
through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest)
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