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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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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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It is considered to be the oldest Museum in Stockholm.Very well organized and interesting displays.It contains many artifacts of Swedish military history and royal clothing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The royal armoury museum has a lot of interesting pieces and facts which i really enjoyed, but i wished that all explanations are in written in english too since some interesting pieces had swedish explanation board only. I will highly recommend visiting it with a tour guide who knows the swedish history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It is considered to be the oldest Museum in Stockholm.Very well organized and interesting displays.It contains many artifacts of Swedish military history and royal clothing.

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Bristol, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My Mother's family is from Sweden so I have a soft spot in my heart for the castle area. She had an Uncle Oscar named after King Oskar so I love coming back to look at the portraits in the royal gallery. The crown of Queen Maria Eleonora is my favorite royal crown of all I've seen in the world...the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We did this with audioguide. It was nice to know the history of this museum and very beautiful clothing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Exhibition is very well prepared and details - of day by day living of Sweden monarch family, the military uniform and large part of the Sweden Kingdom history is described. I enjoy the stay.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We spent a great couple of hours here and had the place almost to ourselves apart from groups of incredibly well behaved schoolchildren. There is plenty to see and I have to say it was a much nicer experience than the armoury in the Tower of London albeit not as big. There is also a great collection of clothing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This little museum gives you a look at the fashions, weapons and armor worn by the various kings and queens of Sweden. It is very interesting. They even have the clothing and armor that King Gustavus Aldolphus was wearing when he was killed at the Battle of Lutzen in 1632. It was also really cool that when we were there... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We came here as the one thing I wanted to do while we were in Stockholm, and I wasn't disappointed. We went as a couple of adults and spent about 2 hours here, but it would be interesting for children too (there were parts where i really wished I was a kid) It's also pretty inexpensive, about £9/90SEK for entry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Initially we were not sure if we wanted to visit this place. Since we had Stockholm card and time to kill we decided to be here. It was worth our time and the money. On the ground floor there is exhibition about the weapons (mostly hand help) and human and animal protective gears from old times. On first floor there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Filled with fascinating artefacts from the Swedish monarchy - from coronation robes to weapons and armour. There's currently a temporary exhibition with costumes from Game of Thrones and Elizabeth. Worth the extra cost with a day at the palace.

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