Vasa to Bernadotte

The major jubilee exhibition Vasa to Bernadotte, 1523 –1973 –2023. Culture in Service of the Realm will showcase unique objects, taking you on a voyage of discovery from the past to the present day.

Pre-purchased tickets are recommended due to high demand for tickets.

Five hundred years of monarchy have built a rich and multifaceted legacy. The Royal Court of Sweden is commemorating this anniversary with the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Spectacular culturally and historically significant objects from the Royal Collections will be exhibited alongside important items on loan from other institutions. The competition has been fierce: every single object in the exhibition tells its own compelling story and occupies an important place in Swedish history and court culture.

Join us on this historical journey that encompasses the establishment of a Swedish central government, the splendour of the Age of Greatness, educational ideals, academies, parliamentary power and revolution, international influences, royal art collections, foreign policy and a commitment to the environment.

Vasa to Bernadotte
Culture in Service of the Realm

11 March 2023 – 7 January 2024
The Royal Palace
Entry via the West Vault, Outer Courtyard

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Concessionary discount

Entry + catalogue: SEK 130!

In order to obtain a concessionary discount, you must be at least 65 years old, or have a pensioner’s certificate, or have a certificate for sickness compensation, activity compensation or disability allowance.

The discount is valid for the ‘From Vasa to Bernadotte’ jubilee exhibition during the period 7 November 2023 to 7 January 2024.

Audio guide

A free audio guide is available to the jubilee exhibition Vasa to Bernadotte, accessible through your own smartphone and headphones.


The exhibition catalogue is available at the Royal Palace.

Visit the exhibition from home

The digital version of the exhibition is now available.

The exhibition is produced by the Department of Exhibitions at the Royal Court, which has previously presented highly successful exhibitions including 'Daisy. Crown Princess Margareta'.

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The Jubilee Year 2023

This year is a double jubilee, marking 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king in 1523 – ushering in a new era that shaped modern Sweden – and it is also King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th jubilee. There will certainly be celebrations throughout the year! We will highlight 500 years of culture in the service of the realm with a new book and an exhibition at the Royal Palace. Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle will focus on the historic king, and a photographic exhibition about King Carl Gustaf’s 50 years as Sweden’s head of state will be displayed on Slottsbacken.

Court culture of the Renaissance. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

The Cameo Tiara. Photo: Pelle T Nilsson/SPA

A tour through the exhibition ’Vasa to Bernadotte, 1523 – 1973 – 2023. Culture in Service of the Realm. Photo: Timo Saarela

Costumes for the opera Gustav Vasa

Gustav Vasa’s armour was among the original costumes for the opera Gustav Vasa, 1786. Photo: Lisa Raihle Rehbäck

The Older State Sword, mid-16th century

The Older State Sword, mid-16th century. The two state swords are Sweden’s oldest state regalia. They were first noted in inventories of Gustav Vasa’s wardrobe, when the sword was the most significant of the regalia. It It was not until the coronation of Gustav II Adolf in 1617 that the order of the regalia was changed and the crown ranked first. Foto: K-E Granath

Discover the jubilee exhibition digitally in 360°. Click on the images to start the tour.