Costumes that are shown in the exhibition The Theatre King
Photo: Helena Bonnevier, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Magical holiday break in The Royal Armoury

We love magic! And what could be more enchanting than experiencing The Royal Armoury during the most magical time of the year – Christmas!

Come and discover sparkling royal carriages, shimmering armor, and historical costumes and objects. Join us for an exciting tour through the majestic castle vaults and get closer to the Swedish royal history from Gustav Vasa to the present day. Don't miss the exhibitions on Gustav III's theatrical life or the family exhibition on the mysterious unicorn.

The Enchanted World of Unicorns!

One of our most famous mythical creatures, the unicorn – who is it really? And where do the stories and myths about it come from? Did you know there are historical objects with unicorns on them? Some of them are showcased in the exhibition.

A magical casket filled with shimmering books.
Photo: Helena Bonnevier, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

The Theatre King. Costumes and bling à la 18th century

The Theater King is an exhibition in four acts that begins with Gustav III's silver-shimmering coronation attire and tells the story of the flourishing royal cultural life of the 18th century; the music, the dance, the artists, magnificent outdoor spectacles, court life, and tournaments.

A person in historical attire, gazing out at the audience.
Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Miniature Royal Armory

Small curious visitors can step into royal history and touch, feel, and even smell! Under the beautiful night sky full of stars, mysterious things happen! Explore the cabinet of curiosities and see what you can find in the conservator's craft room.

Two children playing in the Children's Armoury
Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.
A family with children looking at the armors in the museum's exhibition at the Royal Armoury.
Photo: Jens Mohr, the Royal Armoury/SHM.

Guided Tours in the Museum (in Swedish)

Take the opportunity to explore the museum's exciting exhibitions and royal objects. We offer guided tours for adults in the in the Exhibition of Sweden’s royal history and in the exhibition The Theater King. The guided tours are held in Swedish.

Tour Times (December 23 - January 7)

  • 12:00: Tour in the Exhibition of Sweden’s royal history
  • 13.00: Family tour in the Exhibition of Sweden’s royal history
  • 14.00: Tour in the Theater King exhibition

Tickets for Tours

The tours are included in the entrance ticket and do not need to be booked in advance.

Christmas quiz! Can you crack our Christmas nuts? (in Swedish)

What is it about Santa's outfit? And who might have inspired Mrs. Claus to sew decorative designs? Can you master our Christmas quiz? The quiz will guide you around the museum, where you can uncover the answers to our tricky questions and explore the museum together with the whole family.

You can find the quiz in our museum shop from December 22nd to January 6th.

A golden mouse with a royal crown.
Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Where is the Palace Mouse?

The Palace Mouse has lived in the palace cellar for several hundred years and has a secret casket filled with fun things. With the help of the casket, the whole family can playfully explore the Royal Armoury.

Borrow at the museum

Ask for the Palace Mouse at the counter in the museum shop.


SEK 30


Suitable for children aged 4-8.

Wrapped and ready in the store!

Are you looking for Christmas gifts? In the museum shop, you can find crafts, books, toys, delightful scents, and memories from the Royal Armoury.

Glass and towel with a royal crown imprint. These products are available for purchase in the store.

The best Christmas gift of all!

Become our history fan with the annual pass. With it, you can visit the Royal Armoury and our six sister museums as many times as you want.

Image of the front and back of the annual pass, accompanied by a package with a golden ribbon.

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year

Tuesday–Sunday: 11.00–17.00
Thursday: 11.00–20.00

Closed on Christmas and New Year

  • Christmas Eve, December 24th
  • Christmas Day December 25th
  • Boxing Day, December 26th
  • New Year's Eve, December 31st
  • New Year's Day, January 1st 2024

Admissions and tickets

  • Regular admission: SEK 150 (also includes retirees and students)
  • Children and youth aged 0-18: Free admission
  • Individuals escorting visitors with accessibility needs have free admission.

About admissions and tickets

Plan your visit

  • Wardrobe: Next to the museum shop, there is a wardrobe and lockers.
  • Food & beverages: It is not allowed to bring food and drinks into the museum.
  • Stroller: Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring strollers into the museum. There is an option to park and secure strollers outside of the museum.

Plan your visit


All public spaces are wheelchair accessible, and it's possible to borrow a wheelchair on-site. We continuously strive to improve our accessibility to make it easy to visit us, both in person and digitally.

About accessibility in the museum