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Address: Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30 , Sweden
Phone Number: 0046 8 402 30 30
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Description: 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 museum wasn't overly busy when we visited, so we were able to take our time perusing the displays. We enjoyed the change of pace on the upper level where we could play dress... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Even if you' re not a royalistic buff it is worth visiting. Really well displayed both in Swedish and english, other languages provided both as apps and on separate displaycards at every monter.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This museum wasn't overly busy when we visited, so we were able to take our time perusing the displays. We enjoyed the change of pace on the upper level where we could play dress up in armor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very cool place! The exhibits were excellent and well presented. You can see everything from weapons to 1700's clothing. Worth a visit you can make it thru in 2-3 hours easy.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved the museum pieces in their collection. We especially enjoyed looking at all the weaponry. I recommend at least 2 hours to enjoy.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

i just went there because it was free with Stockholm card. It was interesting to walk around and see stuff. Recommend to go if you have about an hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

beautiful and well kept costumes, armour ,precious stones and jewellery ,chariots etc and very well documented and impressive and will go again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Tucked away at the side of the Royal Palace it contains displays of weapons, armour and clothing worn by the Royal Family in the past. In the basement are a fine collection of carriages. Visit was made more interesting as I used a very good audio guide which pointed out bloodstains, bullet holes and other things which, not speaking or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There is something to be said about going to a museum to see the clothes Karl XII was shot in the head in, complete with the punctured hat. Also featured were some of the finest armorcraft from all over Europe (even for horses), beautiful royal carriages, and the toys of royalty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Loved the Royal Armoury Museum! Even after spending half the day visiting multiple museums, my group and I easily spent more than 3 hours here! Our favorite of the day, so much to see! We spent the extra SEK20 for one guided audio tour between the three of us and took turns using and explaining to the others, which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

You have to pay more to get in after you pay for palace 30 mins is enough and it was very pretty but only if you really love carriages and clothing of royalty

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Additional Information about Royal Armoury

Address: Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Phone Number: 0046 8 402 30 30
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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