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Royal Armory

Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
+46 8 402 30 30
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top activity in stockholm

if you only have a short time while in stockholm - try at least to stop at Livrustkammaren as they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
michael c
Stockholm, Sweden
Royal treasures

The venue has amazing costumes, extraordinary carriages (must see), and decorated weapons. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average9%
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“royal coaches” (19 reviews)
“swedish history” (25 reviews)
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Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
+46 8 402 30 30
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Reviewed yesterday

if you only have a short time while in stockholm - try at least to stop at Livrustkammaren as they have great old royal artifacts on display - well worth a visit.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue has amazing costumes, extraordinary carriages (must see), and decorated weapons. The admission is free.

Thank gpbc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibit of old royal armours or the royalties and their horses, royal clothing, small royal children's clothes. The heavy, woven armours for horses are amazing. For the season, we even saw an exhibit of katanas. A must see when you are in Stockholm....More

Thank jlareza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What better way to understand Stockholm and Sweden's history than by visiting the Royal Armory. Displaying more than just weapons, you get to see fashion, carriages and the history of the Royal Family and Sweden. With English translations, it is easy to understand what is...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend stopping in to see this museum and the exhibits of armor, carriages, clothing that are in great condition. Entry was free of charge.

Thank carrieul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The armory had quality exhibits. The displays presented a wide variety of armor and clothing over the centuries. It was hard to imagine how knights could be mobile in some the armor suits.

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a don't miss place! The intricate detail of woven armor for horses, the costumes of the kings and tools used to calibrate pistols and other guns was very interesting.

Thank SneezyDoc
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This was a nice addition to my afternoon wanderings around Gamla Stan. I arrived too late to go in to see the Royal Palace but the Royal Armory was still open for another 45 minutes, with free admission, so I stopped in a for a...More

Thank operaelm
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was very cool to see all the armor and swords used by the Swedish. It a great free museum and would recommend it to anybody who wants to know about Swedish arms.

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 12 September 2017

More of a coach and royal clothing museum than an armory. Worth the time just to see the clothing. GustavII's blood soaked clothes from his death at Lutzen. The Blood soaked clothes worn by Gustav III when he was assasinated by nobles at a masquerade...More

Thank phxguys2001
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)
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