Photo courtesy of Livrustkammaren
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 blood-stained 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 I Machera. There are plenty of suits of armor, helmets and carriages, from different eras of Stockholm’s long history as a great power.
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Slottsbacken 3, 111 30 Stockholm, Sweden
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