The Museum of Swedish Royal History

Magnificent, beautiful costumes and glittering carriages tell of fairytale coronations, weddings and funerals at the Swedish court. Discover one of Sweden’s oldest museums in Gamla stan, the Old Town in the heart of Stockholm.

In the vaulted cellar of the Palace

The Royal Armoury is located in the south-eastern corner of the Royal Palace, with an entrance from Slottsbacken. It is an independent museum and therefore has no link with the Palace’s other museums. The museums have different entrances and tickets.

Photo: Erik Lernestål/SHM

One of Sweden’s oldest museums

The Royal Armoury is one of Sweden’s oldest museums. Initially, the museum was a storage room for the Swedish royal family’s costumes, arms and armour. In 1885 it became a museum open to the public. The museum has had its recidence in the Royal Palace since 1978

Explore well-known royal artefacts

In the Royal Armoury, you can study Sweden’s royal history from the last 500 years. See the stuffed horse Streiff, Karl XII’s muddy blue uniform from 1718, Queen Sofia Magdalena’s spectacular wedding dress from 1766 and Gustav III’s clothes from the masquerade ball in 1792, and much more besides.

Photo: Erik Lernestål/SHM
Monter med en mycket vid guldfärgad klänning och en likaså guldfärgad mansdräkt.

Exhibition on Sweden’s royal history

Sweden through the monarchy and people connected to it, from Gustav Vasa to the present day.