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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Royal Armoury and Medieval Museum

This was our last full day in Stockholm. I was working most of the day but escaped mid-afternoon to visit the old town and palace area.

First stop was the Medieval Museum. This aims to show how Stockholm would have looked in the medieval period, including parts of the walls. Not a big museum but a number of interesting exhibits.

You don't see many examples of early handguns.



This diorama covers the Battle of Brunkeberg 1471

A very large longship.

Next stop was the Royal Armoury, which is part of the Royal Palace. A number of unusual and eyecatching pieces of armour and other uniforms from the medieval period to the present day.



Not sure if this helmet would make me scared or fall over laughing!

Gustavus and the Thirty Years War


Finally, I went looking for the old Royal church in Riddarholmen to pay my respects to Gustavus Adolphus. This is the church but sadly closed.



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