King Charles XI's of Sweden's family portrait with summer vacation element.

Come hang out with us this summer!

Do you also dream of a historically magical summer? Welcome to the Royal Armoury in the Stockholm Old Town and enjoy the sight of sparkling carriages, splendid suits of armour, and unique royal costumes. And whether you are a history nerd or a beginner, big or small, join a guided tour or explore the museum for yourself.

Summer opening hours

June 1- August 31, we are open daily the whole summer, 10.00-17.00.

Family friendly exhibition – Unicorns

Do you know about the mythical unicorn? It is magical and it is playful and there are pictures of it on several objects displayed in the exhibition. In this exhibition – Unicorns: If you believe in me I’ll believe in you – you’ll find lots of fun knowledge about the significance of the unicorn over thousands of years and even today.

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Guided tours and family tours

From 19 June to 31 August we offer daily tours for adults and families, in both Swedish and English.

Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Discover in your own pace!

In the big exhibition in the magical vaults of the Palace you will encounter unique royal objects from 500 years of Swedish royal history – splendid suits of armour and weapons, sumptuous costumes, and magnificent royal carriages from the time of Gustavus Vasa until today.

The sparkling carriages

Below ground in the museum, in the old palace vaults, the royal carriages are lined up. Once upon a time they were used by kings and queens for various ceremonies such as weddings, coronations and funerals. Just imagine them being pulled along the streets by teams of splendid horses!

Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

The Royal Armoury in miniature

Amazing things happen in the Children's Armoury! So exciting that you just have to touch, squeeze, smell and investigate everything.

Photo: Carl-Olof Zimmerman, The Royal Armoury/SHM.
An adult and a child walk around the museum and listen to an audio guide.
Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.

Audio Guide

Do you prefer a tour on your own with an audio guide? Welcome to our shop in the entrance hall; we have audio guides in several languages, and it costs just 20 SEK to rent one.

Our Audio Guides

The Palace Mouse

Did you know that the Palace Mouse has lived in the basement of the Palace for hundreds of years? A secret treasure box helps you explore the Royal Armoury with your family. But wherever has the Palace Mouse hidden itself? The Palace Mouse is the popular children’s trail you can ask for in the shop.

About the Palace Mouse

Welcome to the shop

Gifts, things, books, scents and toys – the museum shop is well stocked with excellent and royally amusing things for almost everyone. Perhaps you will find a book for the beach or a new puzzle for the summer holidays?

Photo: Jens Mohr, The Royal Armoury/SHM.