Permanent exhibition

 

 

For almost five hundred years, items once in the possession of Swedish monarchs and their families have been kept in the Royal Armoury. From generation to generation, they have built up an ever-expanding collection of memories from the nation's different dynasties, evoking well-known events in Swedish history.

See, for example, the costume worn by Gustav III at the fatal masked ball in 1792, Charles XII's muddy uniform from Fredriksten in 1718, and the blood-stained shirts and elk-hide buff coat worn by Gustav II Adolf at the Battle of Lützen in 1632. 

Most of the artefacts in the Royal Armoury's rich and varied collection reflect official occasions such as state ceremonies, weddings, coronations and funerals with magnificent ceremonial carriages, armour and weapons.

Clothes and playthings that once belonged to royal children are also on display. For example, Adolf Fredrik and Lovisa Ulrika's coronation gowns in silver brocade from 1751, and the little silk frock worn by the then two-year old Gustav III when he was dubbed a knight of the Seraphim order in 1748.