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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
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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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The Royal Armoury houses a collection of different items including clothes, horse carriages and more which has belonged to different royalties over the centuries... Just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Royal Armoury houses a collection of different items including clothes, horse carriages and more which has belonged to different royalties over the centuries... Just wonderful, it amazes th visitor...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're about to visit the Royal Palace or just walking around, go visit this tiny little museumful of cool historic stuff. And, what's important - it's free!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Museum plenty of collection items arts paintings and statue the garden nice the inside yes worth having a tour and learn about history of royal families good tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very large, but rich museum, both in terms of value of their exhibits and history. Description of items is provided in Swedish and in English, interesting to read. Both kids and adults will find something interesting for them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was funny to get The unexpected. After some weapon you can enjoy The royal kids stuff. Anyway some armors and horses are interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the back side of the Royal Palace, you can visit this museum for a fee. Lots of artifacts inside. Short walk to other historical structures in same area of old town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can do this with the Royal Palace tour and the Old Town. Lot's to see and do in the area, including cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great rainy day choice. We spent a couple of hours looking around. So much history and information. Children seem to like it. The carriages were wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice small museum that packs a lot of history into a small space. Not simply devoted to armoury items. There are carriages, toys, clothes and much more. Love the small folding seats you can pick up and carry with you as you tour the museum. Our guide was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Stockholm Pass, and while at the Palace we thought we'd pop in for a quick visit. We stayed quite awhile looking at the amazing carriages and all the displays. Great on a rainy day as everything is inside, and a fantastic view into the past. We really enjoyed this museum.

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s historic old town and home to the Swedish Royal Palace. It’s the most central island of Stockholm and accompanied by the small island of Riddarholmen, mainly known for its famous Riddarholm Church. Gamla Stan tends to be a bit touristy at times but is definitely worth visiting: take a stroll past the well-preserved buildings and through the small (and also Sweden’s narrowest) alleys, which will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time. This neighborhood offers a great combination of historical buildings and traditional Swedish restaurants.