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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 160 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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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1,029 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
109 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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

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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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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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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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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