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Royal Armory

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Address: Slottsbacken 3 | Kungliga Slottet, Stockholm 111 30, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 8 402 30 30
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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
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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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Incredible tour of royal history

Really interesting tour of armory, with hints of history and some stories The carriages tour located in the basement is really nice Worth to visit especially that is a free tour

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting tour of armory, with hints of history and some stories The carriages tour located in the basement is really nice Worth to visit especially that is a free tour

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Armory provides an unique way to understand the timeline in Swedish monarchy by showing the cultural and technological evolution of the court.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is located in dark palace cellar, that makes a certain atmosphere. Admission is free. There are 3 exhibitions: 2 permanent - collection of Royal coaches and Armory and one temporary (closed in beginning of November). Worth to visit if you have a free time, but it is not such spectacular to be a main destination.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unexpected surprise. The quality of the carriages and the way in which they were described was excellent but the settings with the horses made it very special - Chiildren would love them.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was much more than just an Armory display - which can be dull in my opinion. Fantastic display of armour and weapons plus clothing through the ages, cariages. Well worth a visit - and free. it is housed in the palace but not included in the palace ticket and it is free entry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Royal Armory. My wife liked the beautiful carriages while I liked the weapons and the knight;s armor displayed. We are glad that we chose this exhibit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We almost missed it, but glad we didn't as it was free! A really great exhibit with the opportunity to look at the many carriages on display as well as the weapons and armour. Well worth the visit in a great location in the old armoury.

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Free admission! Carriages, and suits of armor from 500 years ago! It does have an elevator, so if you can't take the stairs, you can still enjoy it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This types of museums are interesting to me as it traces the art of war and the types of military weapons made. Life like displays in great detail of different time periods of war. The carriages are all authentic so a bit dark down there. It is amazing how so much is all the original items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This really is a great place to visit. There's something for everyone here History, adventure, kids, adults, something for everyone. We visited just as it started to rain so I would recommend this place for a rainy Sunday, or spare couple of hours visit.

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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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