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Royal Armoury

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Address: Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30 , Sweden
Phone Number: 0046 8 402 30 30
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This was the only free activity we found to do in Stockholm and it was one of the most interesting. Well worth visiting, although parents with children should be aware that some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wokingham, United Kingdom

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the only free activity we found to do in Stockholm and it was one of the most interesting. Well worth visiting, although parents with children should be aware that some of the exhibits are a bit macabre focusing on Royal deaths and exhumations. Be aware you do NOT need need to buy a ticket for the Royal Palace... More 

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Island Of Gozo, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this museum is well worth the visit. it is a through back in time seeing the armoury being used in the battles of those days.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in history, in royal history and want to look at beatiful things, this is an absolut must in Stockholm. Placed in the royal castle in the center of Stockholm, close to water and the boats to the arcipelagoe.

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Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When taking in the Royal Palace you should definitely take in the Armoury. You can get the same ticket for the two. The tour here is self guided if you choose which we did and found was best to do as the tour guides seem to take a lot longer than we did and I can't say we missed anything.... More 

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Thank Stephen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled across this and it's fantastic. In the upper level there is also a number of experiences designed specifically for children as well as the normal weapons type exhibits. It's very good, go

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They hide a lot of cool stuff down there! But to be honest, the whole museum was amazing. The exhibitions were very interesting with great information in English - I really felt I learned something and I did wish afterwards that I had had more time experiencing it!

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Fiscardo, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

If you've ever wondered what Cinderella's carriage might have looked like just come here. The royal coaches are amazing as is the exhibit on death and funerals. Fascinating.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I think armoury is not quite the right word for what is exhibited here, as there was not a significant amount of armour, but don't get me wrong, it's still worth a visit! We had a fun time finding out about swedish fashion (for clothes and coaches), and lots about coronations, births, marriages and funeral for the royal family, which... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The museum is very nice. We had some troubles finding it, but it was worth to go. If you are from LT or PL, you have to see armours of Zigismundus Augustus. They are really great! It's a masterpiece from 16th century. Children will enjoy kids' corner. Oh, and we loved coaches If you go to Royal Palace, you will... More 

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Experience Sweden,s royal history in a cellar vault of the Royal Palace.The museum is not large, but there are magnificent, beautiful costumes , lavish decorated armour and weapons. Audio guides available for better understanding

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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.