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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. 

A virtual tour

Experience the Larger Stone Gallery at the Museum of Antiquities in 360° here at the web site.

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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FAQ

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

  • Are there any storage lockers at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: There are a few storage lockers available at Tickets & Information and in the Tre Kronor Museum. However, we would recommend not bringing any large bags with you. The other royal palaces and visitor attractions: No storage lockers available.

  • Can I take my bag into the royal palaces?

    Small bags are permitted at our visitor attractions. Rucksacks should be carried in your hand or on your front. Do not leave any bags unattended. Bags and cases with wheels are not permitted.

  • Can I take a pushchair into the royal palaces?

    Pushchairs are not permitted indoors.

  • 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.

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