Summer programme 2020

Four of the royal palaces will reopen on 1 July – Gripsholm Castle, Drottningholm Palace, the Chinese Pavilion and the Royal Palace, including the exhibition 'Look at the rugs – find me'.

The other summer palaces and visitor sites will remain closed until further notice. Find out more hereopens in new window.

"More and more people are discovering local tourism – taking a 'staycation' and discovering the fascinating destinations close to home."

*The Royal Apartments and the exhibition of Märta Måås-Fjetterström's work will be opening at the Royal Palace. Other museums at the palace remain closed.

Measures have been taken to ensure that the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations are followed – find out more hereopens in new window.

No public guided tours will take place at the reopened palaces this season. Instead, you can wander round at your own pace. Signs and directions will guide you. Audioguides for the Chinese Pavilion and the Bernadotte Apartments at the Royal Palace can be downloaded to your smartphone. Certain smaller rooms may be closed due to a risk of overcrowding.

We are unable to accept group bookings this season.

Read about the practical informationPDF this season.

Discover the royal parks

In addition to these four palaces, all our palace parks are also open. Here, you can enjoy nature, culture and sculptures. There is plenty of space for ensuring social distancing. The Royal Walks app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play, and includes walks on Djurgården and in the parks at Drottningholm and Ulriksdal.

Sculpture exhibition this summer

An exhibition of works by the artist Alice Aycock will be on display on Djurgården this summer. Monumental sculptures from her 'Turbulences' series will be installed on the northern side of Djurgårdsbrunn Bay.

"I would strongly recommend visiting the parks that surround several of our royal palaces. Here, nature meets culture and history meets the present day – visitors of all ages can have fun and enjoy their own voyages of discovery."

The palace cafés are open

The cafés at the Chinese Pavilionopens in new window, Tullgarn Palace Parkopens in new window and the Royal Palaceopens in new window are open. There are also cafés at Ulriksdal Palace Park and the Copper Tents in Haga Park (operated under separate management). There are several cafés on Royal Djurgården.

Explore our cultural heritage from home

If you are unable to travel or prefer not to, there is a wealth of cultural heritage to discover digitally from the comfort of your own home.

Several of the palace rooms can be explored via virtual tours. Two exhibitions can also be viewed in 360° on your mobile phone or computer. See the virtual tours hereexternal link, opens in new window.

The Thinking Hand is a drawing competition that can be viewed via a digital gallery here on the websiteopens in new window.

The Royal Gift Shop

The Royal Gift Shops at the Royal Palace and Gripsholm Castle will reopen on 1 July. Items will also be on sale at other open palaces.

Videos and digital tours

Guided tours, hidden rooms and glimpses behind the scenes – follow the royal palaces on social media! On Instagramexternal link, opens in new window, Facebookexternal link, opens in new window and YouTubeexternal link, opens in new window you can watch videos about our cultural heritage, including the hidden rooms and workplaces of the Royal Court's employees.

Crown Princess Victoria welcomes visitors to the royal palaces. The quotation is from The Crown Princess herself. Photo: Erika Gerdemark/The Royal Court of Sweden

Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion will reopen on 1 July. The park is perfect for walking and relaxing. The café at the Chinese Pavilion is open, and is also serving food and drink to take away. Photo: Gomer Swahn/

Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred will open its doors on 1 July. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

The Royal Apartments, the exhibition of Märta Måås-Fjetterström's work, the palace café and the Royal Gift Shop will be opening at the Royal Palace. There is also an online gift shop. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

The palace parks are destinations in their own right, featuring historic buildings, sculptures and stylistic ideals from different periods. The free Royal Walks app includes walks in the parks at Ulriksdal and Drottningholm and on Royal Djurgården. A sculpture exhibition is currently on display on Djurgården, and the app also includes a guide to the exhibition. Photo: Johan Lindskog

The Royal Gift Shops at the Royal Palace and Gripsholm Castle will reopen on 1 July. Photo: Emily Dahl/


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