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Royal Armoury

Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30 , Sweden
0046 8 402 30 30
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Ranked #24 of 159 attractions in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Architectural Buildings, Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

After hearing so many stories at all other tours in Stockholm, this place makes sense because all the items in the exploits of King Gustav II were displayed including his the various uniform/armour of soldiers in that period. Even the horse he rode in his last battle was on display. Museum had some gimmicky GOT paraphernalia which was fun. Perhaps... More

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The state carriages and coaches are in the basement of this part of the castle museum, and well worth seeing. If you get the audio tour, plan on two hours....we ended up skipping parts of it. But the cost wasn't huge, so if you like a good audio tour and are okay with skipping around (based on exhibit numbers) then... More

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There are all sorts of interesting bits and bobs in this well presented museum and I am so glad that we had the Stockholm card and didn't miss it. My younger son (20 I hasten to add) was particularly enamoured with the Game Of Thrones attractions and absolutely loved that he got a photo of himself on the Iron Throne.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a small but interesting place to visit for 90 SEK. Small children might particularly like seeing the carriages and costume exhibits where they can try the outfits on and take a photo for no extra charge. There was also a special area connected to a children's story about a little ghost in the palace, but we were unfamiliar... More

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Akron, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Armory is part of the palace structure in Gamla Stan. The exhibits are relatively few, but interesting pieces of Swedish history, including the outfits two kings wore when they were murdered, and some armor and carriages. They also have a special exhibit related to modern TV/movies and how they portray medieval life, with a special focus on Game of... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice little museum. Although not a vast collection the armour they have is quite stunning. There are also some of the Royal wardrobe including some cute children's outfits. The basement displays the Royal carriages and sleighs. There is a temporary exhibition area which when we were there was on the Game of Thrones quite a surprise. Good disabled access and... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A record of Swedish royal history. You will see the dresses of the movie Elizabeth I,and in the basement all the states carriages.

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Southampton
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34 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Armoury in Stockholm is called the Livrustkammaren, and is Sweden's oldest Museum. It contains objects used by the Royal family including Gustav Vasa's crested helmet (1548) and the costume Gustav lll wore at the masked ball at which he was murdered, and Karl xll's muddy boots which he wore when he died in 1718. There was an extensive display... More

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a small museum at the bottom of the steps climbing up from the waterfront to the Palace. There is a very interesting display of armour and other artifacts and the display holds your interest. There are areas for younger children as well. On the first floor currently there is a costume exhibition comparing the Game of Thrones with... More

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Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is of course very interesting to go to this museum, but it tends to come across as a bit slow paced. If that's what you're looking for then go ahead!

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