Royal Armory, Stockholm

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#10 of 49 in Museums in Stockholm
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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  • August 19, 2017
    Great museum about the Swedish Kings, a lot of clothes and equipment from the last 500 years. Gets pretty monotonous after you gone die for a while.
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  • August 18, 2017
    In the lower floor of this museum there is a nice group of Royal Coaches. These are really beautifull, and you really have time to view them, since not many people go down there. The other floor of th...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The place is beautiful and you can take a snack in a nice garden in the middle of the stables. Building style Harry Potter turrets and red brick. Need to be on a guided tour to visit. Arrived without knowing, a little disappointed but ask!
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  • One of my favorite museums in Stockholm. Really good exhibition. If you are in the middle of Stockholm and want to visit a museum this is the one I would recommend.
  • Did you ever wanted to know more about Swedish monarchy? Who ruled this beautiful country, and how tragic most of them died? They also have authentic clothes and armors (some of them even have blood stains). Not the biggest museum in Sweden, but it was free!
  • Nice museum with free entrance. Quite interesting for both historical professionals and amateurs. :)
  • It was pretty cool. It was very poorly lit. The exhibits were cool. There were a lot of old carriages which wasn't my thing.
  • A wonderful museum. A great place to take the family. Lots to see...

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