40 years as Sweden's Head of State – The Exhibition is open Thursday evenings!
Welcome to this year's main exhibition at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, depicting King Carl XVI Gustaf's forty eventful years as King of Sweden and Head of State, in the palace's Hall of State and the magnificent Royal Apartments.
In 1973, at the age of just 27, the then Crown Prince Carl Gustaf ascended to the throne. He thereby became the world's youngest king, in one of the world's oldest monarchies. This year, King Carl XVI Gustaf has been Sweden's Head of State for 40 years. Taking guidance from his motto, För Sverige – I tiden (For Sweden – With the Times), The King has actively followed developments and current events, both within Sweden and internationally, and has acted as an important link between the past, the present and the future. We can now find out more about these eventful years with the exhibition "40 years on the throne – 40 years serving Sweden". In the Hall of State and the Royal Apartments – the setting for many of The King's official duties – unique objects and images from The King's forty years as Head of State have been brought together.
The exhibition will be open from 13 September 2013 to 2 February 2014.
Opening hours for the exhibition:Mondays closedTuesday to Sunday 10:00–16:00*Thursday 10:00–20:00**
Guided tours of the exhibitionTuesday–Sunday;12:00 (noon) in English
Thursdays: 18:00 in English
*Note! In connection with His Majesty the King's official reception, the receptions rooms which houses parts of the exhibition can be closed. The main exhibition in the Hall of State will be open these dates. See dates here
**Open in Thursday eveningsThe exhibition will be open on Thursday evenings until 20:00 (the exhibition is on show in the Hall of State and certain reception rooms)
AdmissionExhibition ticket*Adults: SEK 90 Children aged 7 to 17 and students: SEK 45Free entry for children under the age of 7 if accompanied by a guardian.
*The ticket gives admission to the exhibition in the Hall of State and certain reception rooms, and is valid for one visit. Guided tour included. No group discount.
Adults: SEK 150
Children aged 7 to 17 and students: SEK 75
*Palace ticket includes a visit to the Royal Apartments as well as the Treasury and the Tre Kronor Museum, within seven days. Guided tours included.
Commemorative productsA selection of commemorative products has been produced to mark the jubilee. These will be available from the Royal Gift Shop, and feature themes and patterns from the jubilee graphical profile, e.g. stamps, paperweights, serviettes and matchboxes.
Entry via the Outer CourtyardEntry to the exhibition is via the Western Vault, from the Outer Courtyard – see the image below. The exhibition will mainly be held in the Hall of State, as well as the Council Chamber in the State Apartments and the Grand Guest Apartment.
The Royal Palace's entrances1. Tickets & Information and the Royal Gift Shop 2. The Western Vault, entry to the exhibition and the Royal Apartments3. Changing of the Guard 4. The Tre Kronor Museum 6. The Treasury 7. The Royal Armoury (separate management, not included in palace ticket)
Photographic exhibitions at the royal palacesThe photographic exhibition "40 years on the throne – 40 years serving Sweden: a cavalcade of images" will be shown at Gripsholm Castle and Drottningholm Palace, featuring images from sources including the Bernadotte Library collection.
Find out about the exhibition at Gripsholm Castle here.
Find out about the exhibition at Drottningholm Palace here.
Follow this year's jubilee onlineThe exhibition is part of this year's jubilee celebrations – see the jubilee website at www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/theking40. Here, you can read The King's own words about the jubilee and follow The King and Queen's county visits, which are taking place throughout the year.