The Royal Armoury
Entrance to the museum
Interactive fullscreen map
LocationSlottsbacken, Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates59°19′36.01″N 18°4′18.01″E / 59.3266694°N 18.0716694°E / 59.3266694; 18.0716694

The Royal Armoury (Swedish: Livrustkammaren) is a museum in the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. It contains many artifacts of Swedish military history and Swedish royalty. It is the oldest museum in Sweden, established in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus when he decided that his clothes from his campaign in Poland should be preserved for posterity.[1]

A drinking horn made from a horn of the last aurochs bull and taken by the Swedish army as war booty from Jaktorów, Poland, during the Swedish invasion of Poland (1655–1660) is part of the collection of the museum.[3]


See also


  1. ^ a b "Ett museum blir till" (in Swedish). Livrustkammaren. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Livrustkammaren". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  3. ^ Emanuelsson, Urban; Petersson, Maria (2009). Europeiska kulturlandskap: hur människan format Europas natur [European farmed landscapes: how man is shaping the land of Europe]. T / Formas, 1650-9846 ; 2009:1 (in Swedish). Stockholm: Formas. p. 161. ISBN 9789154059775. Retrieved 4 December 2014.