The Museum of Queen Kristina's coronation coach

Queen Kristina's coronation coach at Ulriksdal Palace. Photo: The Royal Armoury/Göran Schmidt.

Queen Kristina's coronation in 1650 was one of the most lavish and most attention drawing coronations in Swedish history. Enormous orders were made in Paris several years prior to the event.

Kristina's coronation coach is one of the most important objects from Swedish 1600s ceremonial history.

Since the 1600s - for over 300 years - the magnificent carriage textiles were preserved in the Royal Armoury. Furthermore, the entire livery for a set of six team horses has also been preserved.

In the 1980, reconstruction of the coronation carriage started. This meant the entire carriage with a team of six white horses could be shown for the first time since the 1600s, amongst other venues at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1989.

Nowadays the equipage is exhibited at the stables at Ulriksdal, which date back to the 1700s. This is quite fitting as it is from Ulriksdal that Queen Kristina's coronation procession began - a castle that the Queen frequented quite often during her short reign.