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Royal Armoury

Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30 , Sweden
0046 8 402 30 30
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Ranked #27 of 144 Attractions in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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, Museums, History Museums, Cultural
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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Boras, Sweden
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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167 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

A friend from Stockholm took us here during our sightseeing, and I must say we had a great time. The museum not only has on display the history and articles from key figures and periods in Sweden, but also a fun hands on area, where you can dress up in a real suit of armour and other clothes. They also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,333 attraction reviews
742 helpful votes 742 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

In the basement of the Royal Palace but treated as a separate attraction with its own ticketing system, you shouldn't miss out on this museum. The combination of dark royal cellars with display cases filled with glittering coaches and horse armour make one of the best attractions in Stockholm. Entry is 90 Sek and it is open 10-6pm daily except... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

A remarkable exhibit relating current entertainment, the Tudors, and the Swedish monarchy. Beautifully lit and presented. As amazing as the exhibits were on the upper floors,it was the carriage display in the basement that took my breath away. Don't miss this. The craftsmanship and artistry were unbelievable.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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197 reviews 197 reviews
115 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a very interesting museum of the kings and queens of swedish history, with a lot of armors and weapons, clothes and wagons. Very informative.

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Maputo
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A lot of jewels on display with out the huge security we see in other countries which makes it easy to look and take ones time. None of this hurry up and move strategy we see at other such places. We combined this with our Royal Palace tour which made sense as its right next door. Need about an hour... More 

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