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Royal Armory, Stockholm

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 440+ 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.
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  • Overview of the clothing and equipment the rulers, as also of means of transport (coaches) very richly decorated.
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  • A great museum where it is used a lot of time to bring out the human history in terms of war and peace. A museum for thought and how one should have the time to read and let the impressions sink in. Would definitely recommend to make the trip here.
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  • 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 a...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A very interesting place to experience Swedish history and see some cool artifacts.
  • Well designed museum for 60 min visit. Good collection.
  • They have a huge collection of arms, amour and carriages and its free so its well worth a visit. However compared to other museums in the city it is a quick in and out visit I think we saw everything in just over half an hour.
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