Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Sweden  /  Stockholm County  /  Stockholm  /  Museums  /  Royal Armory

Royal Armory, Stockholm

(4.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Stockholm itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Stockholm

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Stockholm by other users

7 days in Sweden BY A USER FROM UKRAINE May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Norway, Sweden & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Norway, Sweden & Copenhagen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Norway, Stockholm & Gothenburg BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Scandinavia & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Scandinavia & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Denmark, Sweden & The Netherlands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Go there, I do not think you will be disappointed. You find weapons, medals, uniforms, some even with the kings blood, queens dresses and so much more. 
  • It is interesting to experience something from the past. Everything was much more "Flash" sooner for the upper classes
    View original
  • 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 
Google
  • 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.