The Royal Armoury

The Royal Armoury

The Royal Armoury was originally where the Swedish kings' weaponry was stored. Today, it is a museum with ceremonial equipment, weapons and costumes.

The Royal Armoury is located at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, with its entrance at the beginning of Slottsbacken from Skeppsbron, and displays ceremonial equipment, weapons and costumes from Sweden's royal history.

For example, visitors can see King Gustav III's masquerade costume with the bullet hole where he was shot, and King Karl XII's blue cap which still has mud on it from when he was shot and fell down in the trench.

The Royal Armoury is part of the National Historical Museums, and comes under the responsibility of the Swedish Ministry of Culture.

Top image: Streiff, the horse ridden by King Gustav II Adolf at the Battle of Lützen in 1632. Photo: Erik Lernestål        

Gustav III's costume from the 1792 masquerade ball, including hat, mask, black cape, jacket and leggings. Photo: Göran Schmidt

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