Life and death

The Royal burial church is an exciting place to visit this autumn holiday. Explore the Riddarholmen Church by yourself, or come on a family tour about life and death through the church's 700-year history.

The Riddarholmen Church is Stockholm's oldest preserved building, and has many fascinating tales to tell – not least about all the many kings, queens, princes and princesses who have been buried here.

Family tours and free entry for children

During our family tours, you can hear about exciting events from the church's 700-year history, from the late 13th century to the present day – despite being a burial church, this is still a living building.

Family tours are held daily at 13:30 (in Swedish) between 26 October and 3 November, with free entry for children up to the age of 17.

The church will also be open for self-guided visits during the same period – see the 'Opening hours' menu button.

Take the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace

You can also visit the Royal Palace of Stockholm, five minutes walk from the church, during the autumn holiday. During the holiday week (26 October to 3 November), the palace will have a special programme of activitiesopens in new window with free entry for children. A combined adult ticket is available for the Royal Palace and the Riddarholmen Church.

Image: Detail of Prince Ulrik's grave in the Riddarholmen Church. Photo: Dick Norberg/

The Riddarholmen Church

Guided tour, For children, School holiday