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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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Good for a quick visit, free!

Nice place to take a nice walk and see a lot of interesting history. From the blood stained clothes of the king to artifacts it is hard to imagine can be as old as they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lincoln, California
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Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to take a nice walk and see a lot of interesting history. From the blood stained clothes of the king to artifacts it is hard to imagine can be as old as they are. Fascinating visit to be sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautifully displayed exhibit depicting the historic carriages and their stories. The Armoury makes for a great backdrop for this exhibit.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The part with weapons was not very interesting. However the part with carriages, although quite small, it was just perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum, very interesting to see all the history and Get an impression of the life of the royalties of Sweeden. The wagons in the basement was fabulus. The armour and weapons was realy worth a wiew! Along with the clothes and dresses worn by the royalties where you could actually se bulletholes and blood from their wounds from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What better tourism site than a FREE museum, complete with clean washrooms and a cute little unique gift shop. We spent an hour looking at all the displays and enjoyed it very much. If in the old town and do not have a lot of time, go here for free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Armoury is a great addition to any Royal Palace tour, least of all because it's free admission. Located under the palace, across the square from Storkyrkan near the palace entrance, the armoury displays Swedish military and royal artifacts from throughout the centuries. Inside, you will find many old weapons, suits of armour, medals, and clothing. There are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Armoury is an exceptional display of many old coaches, arms, weapons and period clothing used by the royal family over the centuries. It is well worth a visit after touring the palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you already know something about swedish history or learned some while on the walking tours, you'll know how rad some of these artifacts are! The entrance is free and in the back is a playground for children, a very child friendly place i dare say. They have a lot of armour, clothes and weapons from the royal family. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an often-overlooked museum adjacent to the Royal Palace. Anyone thinking that it contains only weapons will be in for a pleasant surprise. There are splendid, well preserved Royal coaches and sleighs, clothing worn by the royals down through the centuries, children's toys--a virtual treasure trove of armor, swords and arms. There is an audio guide, but many of... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By chance we noticed this exhibition as we where leaving the palace. Well worth a visit to see all the arms and dresses as well as the coaches

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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.