Information due to the pandemic
The Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace are open for visitors. We plan to reintroduce ordinary opening hours for visitor activities at the royal palaces.
With the removal of most restrictions against Covid-19 on 9 February 2022, we plan to reintroduce ordinary opening hours for visitor activities at the royal palaces.
The Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace remain open for self-guided visits, and guided tours will be offered from Saturday 26 February onwards. Group visits can be booked once again, and external groups with their own guides are welcome.
Weekend tours at the Royal Stables will resume on 19 February, lunch talks (in Swedish) at Gripsholm Castle will begin on 23 February, and the Treasury at the Royal Palace will re-open on 26 February.
We intend to return to full operations for the summer season at the royal palaces – see the opening hours for the individual palaces.
Due to lack of resources due to the pandemic, the Treasury will close on 1 February.
The Royal Apartments, the Apartments of the Orders of Chivalry, the Hall of State and Museum Three Crowns are open daily and are all included in the palace ticket. Drottningholm Palace is open on weekends.
Due to the Swedish Public Health Agency's recommendations certain programmes and guided tours at the Royal Palaces are cancelled. The decision is valid from 23 December and until further notice, depending on the continued development.
The Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace are open for visitors. The number of visitors to the Royal Palaces, including cafés and shops, is limited and locations where it can get crowded are kept closed. To avoid crowds, we do not offer guided tours of the palaces and guides are not allowed to hold tours or gather groups indoors.
Markings and signs are provided to remind you to keep your distance. We ask you as a visitor to follow the Public Health Agency's advice on protecting you and others.
Open for visitors
during regular opening hours
The New Year's concert in the Palace Church and the Early Service on Christmas Day (julotta) in Riddarholmen Church will be held with adapted measures, and all attendants will need to show a vaccination certificate.
Cancelled guided tours and events!
- All guided tours at the palaces and in the Daisy-exhibition are cancelled
- The guided tours at the Royal Stables are cancelled
- The café in Kronköket at Gripsholm Palace is closed 5-6 January
- The Christmas tree looting at Ulriksdal's Palace cancelled
- Early service on Christmas day (julotta) at Strömsholm’s Palace Chapel canceled
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.
“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." says Governor of the Royal Palaces Staffan Larsson.
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. “Going elsewhere - Material interpretations of 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 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 www.kungligaslotten.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.
OPEN PALACES SUMMER 2021
For information about opening dates, opening hours and tickets, click on the links. Opening hours may need to change in view of ongoing developments.
Opens 2 June:
closed palaces and sites summer 2021
Ulriksdal Palace and the Orangery Museum, Rosendal Palace, Gustav III's Pavilion, Haga Park Museum, the Riddarholmen Church and the Royal Stables will remain closed during 2021. At the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Museum Three Crowns, the Treasury, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities, the Royal Chapel and the summer café at the Inner courtyard will remain closed. The Royal Apartments and the exhibition "Daisy" at the Royal Palace will be open in summer 2021.
Three royal cafés re-open on 13 May
The cafés at Tullgarn, Strömsholm and the Chinese Pavilion, together with the Karamellan Royal Gift Shop at Drottningholm, will be open from 13 May onwards. The palace cafés have large outdoor seating areas and are located near spacious parks where there is plenty of room for picnic blankets. The full menus will also be available to take away.
Just like last year, we have taken steps to ensure that your visit feels safe and complies with current restrictions. Marking and signage will remind visitors to keep their distance. Sanitiser will be 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.
Royal palaces will re-open in summer 2021
The following palaces are planning to open in summer 2021: The Royal Palace in Stockholm (the Royal Apartments and the Mirror Hall with exhibition Crown Princess Margareta), Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm and the Chinese Pavilion, Rosersberg Palace, Tullgarn Palace and Strömsholm Palace. Opening hours for these palaces will be published during the second half of May. Opening hours may need to change in view of ongoing developments.
Ulriksdal Palace, Rosendal Palace, Gustav III's Pavilion, the Riddarholmen Church and the Royal Stables will remain closed during 2021.
In accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s latest recommendations Gripsholm Castle in Södermanland County will be closed from Saturday 7 November until further notice.
In accordance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s latest recommendations the palaces in Stockholm County, Drottningholm Palace and the Royal Palace, will be closed from 30 October until further notice.
Gripsholm Castle, situated in Södermanlands län, will remain open on weekends in November.
The Royal Palace, Drottningholm Palace and Gripsholm Castle will remain open during the autumn.
On Wednesday 1 July, the Royal Palace (including the Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition Look at the rugs – find me), Drottningholm Palace, the Chinese Pavilion and Gripsholm Castle will reopen. The Royal Gift Shops will open at the same time as the palaces. To ensure a safe and pleasant visit, staff will be helping to control the number of visitors entering the palaces, and ensuring that safe distances are maintained inside.
"Keeping the palaces open and accessible is an important part of the Royal Court of Sweden's role," says Governor of the Royal Palaces Staffan Larsson. "We now look forward to welcoming visitors back to the royal palaces safely. We are also pleased to see how many people took the opportunity to discover our royal parks during the spring, and hope that many more will do so during the summer. We welcome all our visitors back to our palaces, parks and cafés, and will continue to monitor developments closely."
The café at Tullgarn Palace opened on Saturday 13 June, and the Chinese Pavilion café will open on Tuesday 16 June. The palace cafés have large outdoor seating areas and are located near spacious parks where there is plenty of room for picnic blankets. Our entire menu will also be available to take away.
The number of visitors at the royal palaces – including the cafés and shops – will be limited, and those areas where there is a risk of overcrowding or that cannot be staffed will remain closed until further notice.
Marking and signage will remind visitors to keep their distance, and enhanced cleaning routines have been introduced.
To protect yourself and others, all visitors are asked to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden's advice and recommendations.
The palaces and the cafés will remain open until the end of August. Changes may need to be made in view of ongoing developments.
The cafés at Tullgarn Palace and the Chinese Pavilion will reopen to visitors – with controls in place – on 13 and 16 June respectively. To make this possible, we have reviewed the premises and introduced measures to enable the current social distancing measures to be followed. Our palace cafés have large outdoor seating areas and are located near spacious parks where there is plenty of room for picnic blankets. Our entire menu will be available to take away.
The number of visitors to our premises is limited, and those areas that risk becoming crowded will remain closed. Marking and signage will remind visitors to keep their distance, and enhanced cleaning routines have been introduced. We would remind all visitors to follow Public Health Agency of Sweden's advice how to protect yourself and others.
This decision applies from 21 March until further notice, depending on ongoing developments. As before, pre-booked group tours, talks and other programme activities are cancelled.
“This is a safety precaution in view of the development of coronavirus,” explains Governor of the Royal Palaces Staffan Larsson. “The situation means that it is impossible for us to carry out public operations at the royal palaces. We are monitoring developments, and look forward to welcoming our visitors back as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will be working to make our exhibitions and palaces more accessible via our digital channels. Royal Djurgården and other royal parks remain open. They are places to experience both nature and culture, where there is plenty of room to keep a distance.”
Pre-booked tickets for entry, tours and programme activities during the period of closure will be refunded.
Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition is extended
The "Look at the rugs – find me" exhibition will be extended until the autumn, in the hope that we can re-open to visitors later this year. We will announce when we are open again here on the website and via our social media channels.
In the meantime, follow us online!
You can continue to find out about our history and the royal palaces via our website and on social media, with films, articles, virtual tours of the palaces’ room and historical accounts.
Here, you will also find the latest updates about when the royal palaces will be open.