A kid playing with a lifesize toy horse
Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Half-term Holiday at The Royal Armoury

Welcome to a masquerade themed autumn holiday where you can join our crafting workshop for making your own masquerade mask. We also offer an exhibition about unicorns, play in the The Children's Armoury and guided tours for young and old.

Opening hours Autumn break

  • Saturday 28 October - Sunday 29 October: 11.00-17.00
  • Monday 30 October: closed
  • Tuesday 31 November - Wednesday 1 November: 11.00-17.00
  • Thursday 2 November: 11.00-20.00
  • Friday 3 November - Sunday 4 November: 11.00-17.00

Unicorns. If you believe in me, I’ll believe in you

A drawing of a unicorn standing in a magic forrest

Family guided tour of the museum in Swedish

Join a guided tour in the magical vaults of the royal palace. See the exhibits and hear about Sweden’s royal history. The family tour is at 13.00 every day, we also offer a general tour at 14.00. The tours are held in Swedish.

Date and price: Daily at 13.00. Included in your entrance ticket.

Gustaf III's masquarade costume
Photo: Erik Lernestål, The Royal Armoury, SHM.

Good evening, beautiful mask!

Masquerades in the 18th century were popular parties. They differed from the more formal functions and people used masks and cloaks to hide their identity.

Masquerade workshop

During the autumn holiday, we invite you to a crafting workshop where you can make your own masquerade masks inspired by Gustav III's masquerade mask. No pre-booking is required and the activity is free for children up to 18 years of age. You are welcome to participate even if you don't speak Swedish.

Workshop opening hours

  • Saturday 28 October - Sunday 29 October 11.00-16.00
  • Monday 30 October closed
  • Tuesday 31 oktober - Saturday 4 november 11.00-16.00

Royal fun in the Children’s Armoury

Beside the unicorn exhibition is the popular Children’s Armoury. Magical things happen under the glittering starry sky. Here you can hold and feel, smell and listen to history and have royal fun together. Free of charge.

Children playing in the exhibition "Little armory"
Photo: Carl-Olof Zimmerman, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Free entry on Gustav Adolf's day

On Sunday, November 5, you are warmly welcome to celebrate Gustav Adolf's Day at Livrustkammaren together with the Friends of Livrustkammaren, who offer free entry all day! During the day, young and old can join themed tours about Gustav II Adolf.

Painting of Gustav Adolf
Photo: <em>Helena</em> Bonnevier, The Royal Armoury /SHM (CC BY 4.0).

Find the Palace Museum!

But where has the palace museum hidden itself? There has been a museum in the palace cellars for several hundred years and it has a secret jewel box full of fun things.

Children playing in the exhibitions
Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Get a knock-off from the store!

An imitation of Gustav III's masquerade mask is available for purchase in the museum shop.

Close up on Gustaf III's masque
Photo: The Royal Armoury/SHM.