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Royal Armory

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Address: Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
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+46 8 402 30 30
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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The Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren) is a popular family museum located in...

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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Casual visit

Good for the people's interested in historical information,found few details about the monarchy warfare.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Aziz S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for the people's interested in historical information,found few details about the monarchy warfare.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so worth the time to explore. Also, on that warm day it was cool in there, so it was a very nice change to the hot weather. There are some amazing stuff in this museum!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special, just a nice collection of armory. Worth visiting due to the fact that it is free and you can learn a bit about Swedish kingdom but it is nothing sort of 'must see'.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected, a lot of stuffs about Swedish history, kids could have an area for colouring and casting (knight, king, queen etc). Also it was free admission. My kid and I spent around 1 hour there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were as 4 adults and 3 kids visting location. We spend about 1½ hours and there was something for every one. Most of the history behind the things was familiar for me but I think the structure and the way thinks are presented seemed to work for the kids too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Loved the royal armory, so much intricate works on armory for man, horse, swords and guns as well as the clothing. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is my go-to place when I'm feeling down. It's not for everyone, mostly it's clothes from dead Swedish royalty but I think it's amazing. They have the clothes three of the Swedish kings wore when they were shot and killed. That is, contradictory enough, living history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Really interesting tour of armory, with hints of history and some stories The carriages tour located in the basement is really nice Worth to visit especially that is a free tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Royal Armory provides an unique way to understand the timeline in Swedish monarchy by showing the cultural and technological evolution of the court.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Museum is located in dark palace cellar, that makes a certain atmosphere. Admission is free. There are 3 exhibitions: 2 permanent - collection of Royal coaches and Armory and one temporary (closed in beginning of November). Worth to visit if you have a free time, but it is not such spectacular to be a main destination.

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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) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.
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