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Research and Library

Researchers, students and other interested parties are welcome to contact us with questions about research projects, the library, collections and images.

Research and development

The Royal Armoury works on the basis that collaborations promote the development of knowledge. Much of our activity aims to produce new knowledge about our cultural heritage. The Royal Armoury is part of the government agency National Historical Museums, and all our research is coordinated by its central research and development unit.

Photo: Jens Mohr/SHM

Research visits

Do you want to study artefacts or visit our collections? If you are a researcher or a student, you are welcome to contact us.

Photo: Helena Bonniever/SHM

Library

The library in the Royal Armoury is a specialist public library containing about 40,000 books and about 100 publications. The main subject areas of the library are weapons and armour, fencing, hunting, military history, textiles, fabrics, costumes, carriages, equestrian sport and heraldry.

Book a visit
The library is only open for pre-booked visits. Contact Anja Kujala, responsible for the library, for an appointment. anja.kujala@shm.se

Photo: Fredrik Andersson

Images

Most images of artefacts from the collections are licensed under CC BY, which means that they are free to use, provided that the author and/or the Royal Armoury are attributed in connection with the image’s publication.

Questions: bilder@shm.se

Photo: Helena Bonniever/SHM

Loans

The government agency National Historical Museums, of which the Royal Armoury is a part, has extensive lending activities to exhibitions at museums and other institutions in Sweden and abroad.

Photo: Erik Lernestål/SHM

Contact the Department of Collections and Research

We do not perform valuations of historical artefacts. Nor do we issue certificates of authenticity. If you have found an old artefact or want to donate an item to the museum’s collection, you can contact our department of collections and research.

Photo: Erik Lernestål/SHM