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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
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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Politics, marriage & death. Fascinating!

We should have skipped the palace and spent more time here. Lots to see & learn! Calling it an "armoury" is a bit narrowing since the exhibits really focus as much on politics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Then it's free to get in and worth it! Not sure I would have been happy if I paid to get in....just a Note underground hallway with 10 or so carriages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We should have skipped the palace and spent more time here. Lots to see & learn! Calling it an "armoury" is a bit narrowing since the exhibits really focus as much on politics, marriage & death as on the typical armoury contents of armour, weapons & carriages. I especially loved the information on the funeral processions & protocols for Royalty,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A nice museum to visit , entrance fee is 100SEK for adults and free for kids up to the age of 19 , the carriages are amazing and royal clothes and armory are spectacular . Kids loved the dress up area were they got to dress up and play , take pictures and sit on wooden horses and carriages .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Located near the royal palace but not included in its ticket. If you purchased the palace ticket you will get 50% discount. It is located in the basement of the fortress down below the street level, is very dark, and looking like a gloomy prison. It took me few minutes to understand that the museum is not eye appealing as... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dropped in here because of the kids being able to dress up, which they thought would be fun, but it turned out that the talk about how kings, queens and of course knights were dressed, what weapons they were wearing etc. was just as interesting. The dressing up turned out to be not as much of a highlight as expected... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Are you interested in the history of Gustav Vasa? Do you need to see his warhorse, stuffed, or his blood on a uniform? Are you interested in royal carriages? If you aren't, you should be and you should visit the royal armory. A very nice comprehensive introduction to both Sweden's military history and to the role of the royal family... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Good collection of items of historical importance to Swedish royalty. The highlight for us were the carriages in the lower section.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Popped in here after seeing the long queues to get into the Royal palace, it is underneath the palace. Free to go in with the Srockholm Pass or 100 Kr. each. Quite a small interesting but somewhat gloomy place with lots of historical items within. Nice little room near the end for young children to dress up as kings and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A very good museum to learn some of the important historical events in Swedish history. It has the clothes Gustav II Adolf wore during the battles including his last one when he was killed and the horse he was riding. It tells stories associated with Charles XII's death, and it shows Gustav III's assassination weapon. There are other rooms with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Place is interesting, was able to see the carriages that the King & Queen have used before. Their clothes, jewels, crowns and etc.

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