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Royal Armory, Stockholm

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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. Add Royal Armory to your Stockholm travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Stockholm travel itinerary planner.
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  • We had little idea of what awaits us here. The combination of historical weapons collection, history of the Swedish monarchy and carriage exhibition with the graphic treatment however strongly inspired us and our larger children. Interestingly, we found the feeling under the castle to wander. One should not miss the Museum. The admission is free.
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  • Very clean and a free Museum, especially I love the wagon downstairs, I think.
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  • It's nice that this museum is now free like old clothes, armours and old carriages must go here. It is well suited for children since several departments, children are prepared
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  • Very well designed space, although not a ton of exhibits, what is there is beautifully explained (for English you need a smartphone/tablet or get their audio guide). Lovely dragon/prince/princess activity stuff for children--dress up, drawing, stuffed toys, wear the crown, wear armor, fight with swords, ride in a golden carriage, and so on. Though it's temporary, so please check dates. The carriages in the basement are not to be missed, they are fabulously over the top.
  • First of all is free to visit, it got good and very interesting exibition. Recomendet with kids as well, very good kids play site.
  • Great little museum with a lot of well put together displays. Loads of cool medieval armor and such. Has guides tours in several languages and signs in Swedish and English. It's pretty short but IMO better that naturhistoriska muséet. And it's free entrance at the moment.
  • Nice place to visit for both kids and adults.
  • A very interesting place to experience Swedish history and see some cool artifacts.