Ulriksdal Palace

The Orangery Museum

Centrally located in the Ulriksdal Palace grounds beside the palace itself lies the greenhouse built in 1600s. Nowadays the Orangery houses the best of Swedish sculpture.

During the “Great Power" era in Sweden citrus fruit was expensive and exclusive and embellished the Royal Court's banquets. At Ulriksdal a lavish Orangery was built.

The present Orangery was built at the end of the 1600s by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger by commission of Queen Dowager Hedvig Eleonora. Despite a number of later changes, Tessin's architecture still dominates the Orangery.

National Museum's collection of Swedish sculpture

Nowadays, the Orangery has taken on another exciting function. From time immemorial sculpture has belonged with nature and today at the Orangery an exhibition of Swedish sculpture from the Swedish National Museum's collection can be viewed. The sculptures are from 1700s-1900s including works by Johan T. Sergel and Carl Milles, amongst others.

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A change in room temperature in the greenhouse has required a compromise both in the choice and number of plants. Still today, however, historic trees and shrubs are grown that enrich the visitor's experience at the Orangery Museum with form, colour and fragran.

Photos: Kate Gabor/Royalpalaces.se

The Orangery Museum has sculptures from the National Museum's collections that are on permanent display here.

The Orangery Museum was made possible thanks to HM The King's decision in 1988 to make the Orangery available as a sculpture museum.

In 18th century Sweden, sculpting was dominated by the French craftsmen who had come to work on the new Royal Palace of Stockholm.

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A guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes. The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

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Advance bookings are recommended for larger groups. Ulriksdal Palace or the Orangery Museum can be booked June–August.

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  • Is it possible to take wedding photos inside the royal palaces?

    Wedding photography is not permitted in the rooms of the royal palaces.

    In the case of wedding ceremonies in Drottningholm Royal Chapel, Rosersberg Palace Chapel, Strömsholm Palace Chapel and Ulriksdal Palace Chapel, it is fine to take photographs in the chapel, but not in the rooms of the palaces.

  • Is it possible to take wedding photos in the palace parks?

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