The royal treasury with the mysterious name Livrustkammarin is located in the most real palace. It is not surprising that its exhibits – weapons, jewelry, outfits and carriages – are of an imperial character, striking in their magnificence and richness of decoration. All of them are associated with the Swedish royal family, the country’s military history and, of course, the monarchy. The treasury was founded by King Gustav Adolf I in 1628, and since then it is considered the oldest museum in the country.
Part of the collection, which is kept in Livrustkammarin, is still used in official ceremonies of the royal family. For example, at weddings and coronations.
Livrustkammaren is located in the basement of the Royal Palace, which is why it is so interesting to walk here and look at helmets and costumes, imagining oneself as a brave knight or a princess in captivity. In general, this museum will be a great place for an excursion with children – young ladies will be delighted with the chic wedding dresses of queens, and the boys – with knightly armor. For example, a helmet with a crest is kept here, which is almost 500 (!) Years old, once it belonged to King Gustav Vasa.
Pay special attention to the old toys that entertained the palace infants, chariots, weapons and clothing. In the Royal Treasury, you can trace all the fashion trends of Swedish monarchs over five centuries.
And again, back to the little ones: the Play & Learn room is open to their unbridled curiosity and attention. Here you can learn the whole history of the royal dynasties of Sweden in a playful way: draw, jump, try on armor or principess outfits. Boys from 4 to 12 cannot be pulled by the ears from the Knight’s Club at Livrustkammarin. Well, where else in our time can you get acquainted with the knightly code of honor, take part in the real knightly tournament of juniors and, where else can you change armor after armor to the delight of your parents? Burning eyes, flushed cheeks and love of going to museums is guaranteed for a lifetime.
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