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Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities

Welcome to one of Europe's oldest museums, which first opened its doors in 1794. Gustav III's collection of sculptures are shown in the Palace's stone galleries.

King Gustav III, who had a keen interest in art and antiquities, purchased several of the museum's sculptures during a journey to Italy at the end of the 1700s.

Shortly after Gustav III's death it was decided that the collection, which consisted of over 200 sculptures, would be shown in honour of the deceased king.

The exhibition hall consists of two stone galleries in the palace's north western wing, with a beautiful view over the Logården or "Shot Yard". The sculptures are placed in the gallery exactly as they were originally exhibited.

In the Larger Stone Gallery the collection's showpiece is displayed – Endymion – which awakened great interest in the 1700s. 

Top image: Photo by Alexis Daflos /Royalpalaces.se

The museum is open May until September. The Larger Gallery can be seen year round in a virtual 360-tour at our web site. Photo: Lisa Raihle Rehbäck/Royalpalaces.se

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  • Are there any pushchair parkings at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: At the entrance to the Reception Rooms, in the Outer Courtyard there is a limited amount of space for pushchairs. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Riddarholm Church: At the entrance to Riddarholm Church. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Drottningholm Palace: Outside the entrance. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Other visitor attractions: No pushchair parking.

  • Which royal visitor attractions can I explore at my own pace?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm, Riddarholm Church, Drottningholm Palace, the Chinese Pavilion, Gripsholm Castle, Strömsholm Palace and the Orangery at Ulriksdal can be explored at your own pace.

    The other palaces are by guided tour.

  • Is it possible to hire rooms at the royal palaces for dinner functions/events?

    Strömsholm Palace: The dining room in the Stone Kitchen can be hired for dinner functions.

    The other palaces: Room hire is not possible.

  • Are audio guides available for the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: An audio guide in Swedish and English is available for the Bernadotte Apartments and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities.

    The Chinese Pavilion: An audio guide is available in Swedish and English

    Audio guides are not available at present for the other palaces.

  • Can I get around by wheelchair/walking frame at the royal palaces?

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