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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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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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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The royal carriages in the basement are the things of fairy tales. Unfortunately you have to buy a ticket separate from the palace despite it being attached. But it really is worth it. Don't miss!!

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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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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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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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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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