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The Royal Armoury

3 Slottsbacken
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Tue, Wed, Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm
Thur 11am - 8pm

The Royal Armoury

Tucked away underneath the Royal Palace is Sweden’s oldest museum, founded in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus. It’s full of fascinating stuff, mostly of royal or military origins. One of the most dramatic exhibits is the bloodstained set of clothes that King Gustav III was wearing when he was murdered at a masked ball, an event that inspired Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera. There are plenty of suits of armor, helmets, and carriages from different eras of Stockholm’s long history as a great power.