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Royal Armory

Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
+46 8 402 30 30
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A Must When Visiting the Royal Palace

Many foreign visitors do not think of Sweden in terms of its past glories when it was one of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lewis D
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Nice museum

I was there for like an hour its nice museum lots of things to see - if you are interested in these... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam M
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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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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Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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+46 8 402 30 30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many foreign visitors do not think of Sweden in terms of its past glories when it was one of the strongest powers in the Baltic Sea area. The royal Armory, located in the cellars of the Royal Palace is a definite must when visiting the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for like an hour its nice museum lots of things to see - if you are interested in these things go there worth it.

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

For a temporary location that looks awesome. It's not much but well displayed, free and easy to spend half an hour there. Also clean toilets.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Some friends told my wife and me about the Royal Armory. Otherwise, we probably would not have known about it. The admission is free. It is located in the cellars of the Royal Castle in Gamla Stan. It contains a wide selection of armour, clothing...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

We went and saw the Marie Antoinette / Axel Von Fersen exhibition, which included many carriages, though the main carriage exhibition was advertised to be starting soon. What we saw was very interesting but relatively small. It's free though so is certainly worth a visit!

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

The wings of history can be felt in the huge cellar rooms in the basement underneith the Stockholm Royal Castle. Anyone with an interest in royal history, scancinavian history, costume designs, carriage designs or historical fashion must check this place out. Free admission thanks to...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

This is THE BEST Royal Armory I have seen to date... and I have seen many, haha! The current exhibition tied to the carriages tells the story of Marie Antoinette and Axel von Fersen, her lover. It is so well executed and simply fascinating. I...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Took a chance on this museum as it was free and it proved a good decision. The displays are interesting, well presented with useful information and often with links to more information on Wikipedia. The first floor has a space for children to try on...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Livrustkammaren or the armory is one if not the best attraction that you can visit in Stockholm. I absolutely love it - it is teeming with history and fun facts. With a friendly staff that always help out if you need. Oh did I mention...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

This place is fascinating. The number of old clothes and weapons linked to major happenings in the Swedish history is amazing. You might read up on Swedish history before coming here to fully appreciate the items, but since it is free entrance to the museum...More

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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)
...More
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