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The Armory of the Royal Castle in Stockholm ( Swedish Livrustkammaren ) is the oldest museum in Sweden and is located below the Royal Castle in Stockholm .

From the exhibition Cristina di Svezia

The museum now manages a large number of objects related to the country's various ruling dynasties, forming a cultural heritage that shows the role of the royal family in Swedish history over the centuries. The objects relate to the major events of the ruling families, such as state ceremonies, marriages, baptisms and funerals (e.g. weapons, armor and chariots), but also a lot of everyday life at court, such as toys and various clothing, is presented to the visitor brought close.

The museum goes back to Gustav Adolf of Sweden, who after his return from the campaign against Poland in 1628 ordered that his clothes should be kept in the armory for perpetual remembrance ( till en evig åminelse ).

In the Livrustkammaren, visitors can see the swords , the holed keeler made of elk leather from the battle of Lützen (1632) and Streiff , Gustav Adolf's horse, as well as the wig that Karl XII. Carried across Europe on his way home from Turkey in 1714 .

In 2003 the museum celebrated its 375th anniversary.

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Coordinates: 59 ° 19 '36.4 "  N , 18 ° 4' 17.9"  E