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Royal Armory

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Gamla Stan & Riddarholmen
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Address: Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Phone Number:
+46 8 402 30 30
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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 exhibitions did not have enough lighting and some were a bit crowded. There was plenty of history and it was in Swedish and some in English

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The exhibitions did not have enough lighting and some were a bit crowded. There was plenty of history and it was in Swedish and some in English

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

As above, it's free to enter and well worthwhile a 30min-1hr review. Great for all ages showing 1600-1900 clothing, weaponry, armour and horse drawn carriages. Linked to the palace, but no entry fee. A must if you're in Gamla Stan.....

Thank F604
Chisinau, Moldova
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you love history and luxury royal things this is a place you wouldn't miss. We enjoyed it, even I expected a bit wider exposition.

Thank Corina T
Adelaide, Australia
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We got to the Royal Palace late and theyndirected us to the armoury which was open later. It was very interesting and there is a dress up section at the end for the kids.

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Good for the people's interested in historical information,found few details about the monarchy warfare.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This place was so worth the time to explore. Also, on that warm day it was cool in there, so it was a very nice change to the hot weather. There are some amazing stuff in this museum!

Thank PeterR7
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nothing special, just a nice collection of armory. Worth visiting due to the fact that it is free and you can learn a bit about Swedish kingdom but it is nothing sort of 'must see'.

Thank Anna P
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Unexpected, a lot of stuffs about Swedish history, kids could have an area for colouring and casting (knight, king, queen etc). Also it was free admission. My kid and I spent around 1 hour there.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were as 4 adults and 3 kids visting location. We spend about 1½ hours and there was something for every one. Most of the history behind the things was familiar for me but I think the structure and the way thinks are presented seemed to work for the kids too.

Thank travellsometimes
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Loved the royal armory, so much intricate works on armory for man, horse, swords and guns as well as the clothing. A must see.

Thank Solveg M

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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.
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