COLLECTIONS AND HISTORICAL ROOMS

HISTORICAL WEAPONS

The collection of historical weapons is one of the most important collections of its kind in Europe in terms of its diversity, quality and size. The many different weapon types it includes range from military to hunting and courtly weapons. The military and courtly weapons date mainly from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. The collection of hunting weapons, of exceptionally high quality and also extremely numerous, covers a period of time ranging from the sixteenth to the second half of the twentieth century.

The exhibition of weapons and armour has an essentially military character. Most exhibits date from the 16th or 17th century ...

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This room houses an exclusive selection from the huge stock of rifles and other hunting weapons owned by the Coburg art collection ...

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Punitive devices from the 16th to 18th century such as shame masks, thumbscrews, handcuffs or executioner's axes communicate an idea of the jurisdiction of that period ...

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In the former dining room of the Ducal Palace, visitors can view items from the Turkish booty, the Turkish spoils of war of Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1737-1815) ...

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