The royal palaces will reopen on 1 July
HM The King has decided that several of the royal destinations should reopen to visitors. This decision has been made in view of the fact that a number of the state museums are now reopening.
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 palaces are:
Open Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00
The Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition Look at the rugs – find me has been extended.
A limited number of people will be able to visit at a time via our ticketing system.
Pre-book your ticket. Tickets are released at 10am on Tuesday June 16.
Our guided tours are cancelled until further notice, but self-guided tours of the Royal Palace and Drottningholm are available via the Swedish Royal Palaces app. Our audioguides for the Royal Palace and the Chinese Pavilion are also being made available at Royalpalaces.se.
We are unable to accept group bookings this season.
Read about the practical information this season.
If you are unable to visit our palaces and exhibitions, you can explore virtual versions of several rooms at the palaces and the Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition.
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.