The Treasury

The Treasury, The Royal Palace. Photo: The Royal Court/Karl-Erik Granath.
The Treasury has been located in the palace vaults under the south wing of the palace since the 1970s.

The Treasury safeguards the regalia - including crowns, scepters and orbs. A tour of the treasury takes approximately 45 minutes and starts off with a short presentation of the palace's history, followed with a more in depth focus on the history of the regalia.

Construction of the silver baptismal font, found in the second room of the museum, started at the end of the 1600s. It took some time to complete - with construction continuing a good bit into the 1700s. 

The font is unique and represents a period in time when construction of the most elaborate and exclusive furniture was done in silver. Very few of these objects remain today as most have since been melted down, making the silver font one of a kind.
 
The silver baptismal font and other of the objects safeguarded in the Treasury are still used today. How and when will be explained during the tour.

The museum also houses King Erik XIV´s crown. The crown was made in Stockholm in 1561 and is richly decorated with pearls and gemstones. It is a point of particular interest in Swedish history of the 1500s as it did not completely suit Johan III...

Queen Lovisa Ulrika's crown, decorated with almost 700 diamonds, also became a pawn in the political game.

The objects safeguarded in the Treasury represent fantastic and invaluable craftsmanship. The artistry behind these objects and their history are fixed points in the Treasury tour.

The information provides the general focus of guided tours at the Treasury. The more detailed content of the tour depends on the focus of the tour guide on duty.