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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 161 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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Vaasa, Finland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

...but not really a must or big WOW. Just what you might find elsewhere. A bit boring, infact. But if intrested in armoury, it might be ok.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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21 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Magnificent displays of knight's armor, arms, jewels, and royal costumes. My favorite part was downstairs where there were about a dozen elaborate Cinderella-type horse-drawn carriages.

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El Dorado, Arkansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Best part of the royal castle tour by far. Wonderful artifacts and also props from the movie Elizabeth and Game of Thrones. Kids area is great and don't miss the carriages located in the ground floor below the weapons area.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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73 helpful votes 73 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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Maputo
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50 helpful votes 50 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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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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Chicago
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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