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Royal Armoury

Address: Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30 , Sweden
Phone Number: 0046 8 402 30 30
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Ranked #26 of 150 Attractions in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren) is a popular family museum located in the cellars of the Royal...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This little museum gives you a look at the fashions, weapons and armor worn by the various kings and queens of Sweden. It is very interesting. They even have the clothing and armor that King Gustavus Aldolphus was wearing when he was killed at the Battle of Lutzen in 1632. It was also really cool that when we were there... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came here as the one thing I wanted to do while we were in Stockholm, and I wasn't disappointed. We went as a couple of adults and spent about 2 hours here, but it would be interesting for children too (there were parts where i really wished I was a kid) It's also pretty inexpensive, about £9/90SEK for entry... More 

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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177 reviews 177 reviews
118 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Initially we were not sure if we wanted to visit this place. Since we had Stockholm card and time to kill we decided to be here. It was worth our time and the money. On the ground floor there is exhibition about the weapons (mostly hand help) and human and animal protective gears from old times. On first floor there... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Filled with fascinating artefacts from the Swedish monarchy - from coronation robes to weapons and armour. There's currently a temporary exhibition with costumes from Game of Thrones and Elizabeth. Worth the extra cost with a day at the palace.

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Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was lucky enough to drop in when there was an exposition about the costumes of powerful people, i.e. Game of Thrones characters and characters from the Elizabeth movies. The permanent exposition is interesting and worth hitting it with audioguide. Anyway, Västerås is considered to be the homeland of the Swedish monarchy. Yes, it is pronounced almost like Westeros.

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Boras, Sweden
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128 reviews 128 reviews
87 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It is a lot to see in this museum. It may be boring for smaller children, but I personally thought it was interesting. It is absolutely one of the must see in Stockholm.

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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168 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Admission costs 90 SEK. If you have a Stockholm card then entry is free. The armoury is jam packed full of interesting things to see, and full of history. If you're interested in Game of Thrones, then there is a small section dedicated to that, with some of the costumes the actors/actresses wear. In the basement level is the carriages... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

...but not really a must or big WOW. Just what you might find elsewhere. A bit boring, infact. But if intrested in armoury, it might be ok.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Magnificent displays of knight's armor, arms, jewels, and royal costumes. My favorite part was downstairs where there were about a dozen elaborate Cinderella-type horse-drawn carriages.

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El Dorado, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Best part of the royal castle tour by far. Wonderful artifacts and also props from the movie Elizabeth and Game of Thrones. Kids area is great and don't miss the carriages located in the ground floor below the weapons area.

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