The royal palaces are re-opening

Some of the royal sites are now re-opening, in a safe and responsible manner.

“With the latest announcements from the government about the summer period, we are now looking forward to being able to open seven of the royal palaces. At three of them, we can also invite you to visit new exhibitions.

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome visitors to the royal parks. There was a great deal of interest in visiting them last year, and I hope that this trend will continue this year too. The parks are unique environments ideal for walks, historical rambles, picnics and café visits,” says Governor of the Royal Palaces Staffan Larsson.

The Royal Palace opens on 1 June and will be open daily until further notice. Gripsholm Castle, Tullgarn Palace, Strömsholm Palace, Rosersberg Palace, Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion will also open in June. Just like last year, we have taken several steps to ensure that your visit feels safe and complies with current restrictions.

The number of visitors at the royal palaces – including cafés and shops– will be limited in line with current recommendations, and those areas where there is a risk of overcrowding or that cannot be staffed for financial reasons will remain closed. To avoid overcrowding, it is not permitted for external guides to lead tours or gather groups indoors.

A limited number of people are welcomed at a time via our ticketing system, and buying tickets in advance via royalpalaces.se is recommended. Marking and signage will remind visitors to keep their distance. Hand sanitiser is available at the entrances and staff will provide guidance on staying safe during your visit. To protect yourself and others, all visitors are asked to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s advice and recommendations.

Opening summer 2021

The following palaces will be open this summer: The Royal Palace in Stockholm, Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm and the Chinese Pavilion, Rosersberg Palace, Tullgarn Palace and Strömsholm Palace. Opening hours may need to change in view of ongoing developments.

The following exhibitions will be open this summer: “Daisy – Crown Princess Margareta, 1882–1920” will be open at the Royal Palace from 6 June to 30 September. The portrait exhibition “Migrants” will be open at Gripsholm Castle from 1 June to 29 August. “Somewhere Else at the Chinese Pavilion” will be open at the Chinese Pavilion, in collaboration with the Swedish University of Arts, Crafts and Design, from 28 June to 22 August.

The following sites will remain closed in 2021: Ulriksdal Palace, Rosendal Palace, Gustav III’s Pavilion, Riddarholmen Church and the Royal Stables.

For those unable to visit our palaces in person, virtual tours of several of the rooms and exhibitions at the palaces are available via royalpalaces.se. The digital exhibition “The Thinking Hand” continues until 22 June.

More information about our sites

Visit royalpalaces.se External link, opens in new window. for more information about the opening hours of our palaces, the Royal Gift Shops and our cafés.

Press contact

Helena Chreisti
Head of Marketing and Education, Office of the Governor of the Royal Palaces
Telephone: (+46) (8) 402 60 00
Email: marknad@royalcourt.se