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Royal Armory, Stockholm

#10 of 65 in Museums in Stockholm
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Contained within the royal palace, Royal Armory represents the country's oldest museum and houses a vast collection of objects and artifacts from Swedish military and royalty history. King Gustavus Adolphus founded the museum in 1628 to preserve his costumes from a campaign in Poland. Since then, thousands of items have been added to this impressive collection. You'll experience Swedish history through the remnants of the country’s past, including belongings of kings and queens dating back to the 15th century. The site houses 17th-century coaches, robes from royal weddings, and blood-stained attire from historic battles, such as the tunic that Gustav II Adolph was wearing when he was killed. PutRoyal Armory into our Stockholm travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The museum is right next to the Royal Palace and it offers you a very good image of the other decades. At the begining I was a little bit skeptikal about visiting this museum but it was really worth.....  more »
  • Pleasantly surprised by this interesting well laid out museum. Very helpful knowledgable guides & actual replicas you can pick up !  more »
  • Pretty interesting, lots of exhibits to admire and just the right amount of information for you to understand more about them.  more »
  • This museum is amazing and well worth a visit! I visit once a year at least and am always fascinated by all the fantastic displays. So very interesting! They really do have a great collection of historical artifacts!
  • Very interesting with several hands-on exhibits for kids. We loved seeing the cool clothes people wore so long ago. The Google Map directions take you to the wrong entrance, but it is in the basement of the Royal Palace. It's on the south side of the palace near the east corner.
  • It's totally free and it has alot of amazing pieces of equipment on display, ranging from fancy clothing to beautifully decorated suits of armor and swords. Definitely worth visiting after having seen the National Gallery.
  • Lot's of interesting history and ancient artifacts. The old armors were unbelievable, honestly the craftsmanship on the armor and clothing was breath-taking. Also, if you see a guard with a gun DO NOT STEP OVER THEIR COBBLESTONE LINE that surrounds them. lol it's not as obvious as a line drawn into ground (the entire ground is cobblestone) but it's still a line you are not allowed to cross over. We're just another group of dumb touring Americans.
  • We were there before the new 2019 room was finished, so this time around, we went to see the royal carriages only. It's an informative, relatively short display that gives you an idea of what the transportation was like for the royal members. One of my favorite tourist go-tos.

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