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The ticking of timepieces in room after room is symbolic of today’s living palace. Most of the clocks in the grand apartments of the Roya...

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Queen Hedvig Eleonora built Drottningholm Palace during Sweden’s time as a great power, and practically, it was a way of confirming the p...

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Clocks and time

The ticking of timepieces in room after room is symbolic of today’s living palace. Most of the clocks in the grand apartments of the Roya...

Highlight: Hedvig Eleonora’s State Bedchamber

Queen Hedvig Eleonora built Drottningholm Palace during Sweden’s time as a great power, and practically, it was a way of confirming the p...

The World Heritage Site of Drottningholm

Drottningholm is an unusually well-preserved royal palace setting. It is so unique and popular that in 1991 it was named Sweden's first W...

Gustav III and the Museum of Antiquities

King Gustav III's collection of ancient sculptures has an eventful history, including a volcanic eruption, degenerating excavations, inco...

Tessin returns to the Royal Palace

The sculpture of Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, regarded as one of J.P. Molin's finest works, has returned to one of the Palace's unique f...

Royal Walks

The Royal Walks app guides you along a scenic stroll through Djurgården, from Djurgården Bridge and along the waterfront to the Royal sum...

A virtual tour

Experience the Museum of Antiquities in 360°. The Royal Palace's stone galleries is housing Gustav III's collection of sculptures. Click ...

A garden for all the senses

The Baroque era was a time of magnificent fountains. Drottningholm’s baroque garden was no exception, but it would be almost three centur...

App for the Royal Palaces

Download the Royal Court’s app for the Royal Palaces, including information, images and videos about the palaces and our cultural heritag...

Video part 3: 200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty

The economic evolution. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in history.

Video part 4: 200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty

The development of democracy. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in h...

Video part 5: 200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty

Reforms. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in history.

Video part 6: 200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty

Neutrality and peace policy. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in hi...

Video part 7: 200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty

Immigration. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Professor in history.

Video part 2: 200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty

Karl XIV Johan – the founder of modern Sweden. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harriso...

Video part 1: 200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty

A Royal family keeping up with the time. '200 years of Swedish History with the Bernadotte Dynasty' is a story told by Dick Harrison, Pro...

The importance of fire

Mankind has built fireplaces for thousands of years, for heat, light and cooking. Fireplaces have long been at the heart of the home, inc...

The Royal Palace of Stockholm: A history

When the palace was first built, in the 18th century, it created a stir in Europe, and today it is considered to be one of the emblematic...

Ehrenstrahl’s equine portrait

At a young age, Karl XI received around twenty horses as a gift from the royal families in Spain and France. He then commissioned portrai...

The Bernadotte Library

The Bernadotte Library contains the royal book collection, approximately 100,000 books that have belonged to the Bernadotte kings and que...

History’s grandest coronation procession

Queen Kristina's coronation in 1650 was one of the most lavish and most attention drawing coronations in Swedish history. Enormous orders...

The Legend of Leo

Leo is unlike any other lion in the world. In its glass box in the Upper Armoury, Gripsholm’s very own lion is perhaps more comical than ...

The Royal Stables: A history

The Royal Stables are located at Väpnargatan 1, right at the beginning of Stockholm's Strandvägen. The Royal Stables have existed since t...

Kronköket at Gripsholm

King Gustav III was very fond of Gripsholm Castle, and often came here with his entire court – almost one hundred people. He set up a kit...

The Chinese Pavilion: A history

Out on Drottningholm stands a hidden gem ornamented with dragon heads, which was originally a birthday present from King Adolf Fredrik to...

Tullgarn Palace: A history

The Russian Tsar Nicholas came here on a visit with his family in summer 1909. The tsar arrived with his imperial yacht Standart, which w...

Ulriksdal Palace: A history

It is from Ulriksdal that Queen Kristina's coronation procession began. It has also been a military hospital and a home for war veterans....

Strömsholm Palace: A history

King Gustav Vasa laid the groundwork for Strömsholm Palace when he had an estate built on an island in the Kolbäck River in the 1550s. Af...

Rosendal Palace: A history

The pink furnishings and décor of the summer palace are largely made from Swedish materials, including marble from Kolmården and porphyry...

Gustav III's Pavilion: A history

Här satt Gustav III innan han begav sig till den ökända maskeradbalen på operan i Stockholm. Haga vittnar om Gustav III:s längtan efter l...

Bernadotte bicentenary memorial medal

A memorial medal has been produced to commemorate the Bernadotte dynasty's 200 years on the Swedish throne in 2018. The medal can be purc...

Highlight: King Gustav III's theatre

It says a lot about King Gustav III's interest in the theatre and its personal importance for him that he deemed it necessary to have a f...

Highlight: Wander through a thousand years of history

The Royal Palace of Stockholm has a history that stretches back more than a thousand years. From the Middle Ages to the present day. This...

Highlight: Silver Throne

The Hall of State at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is home to one of the most poignant objects in Swedish history: Queen Kristina's silve...

Highlight: Sweden's Queen's Crown

One of the priceless artefacts on display in the Treasury at the Royal Palace of Stockholm is Sweden's Queen's Crown. This differs from t...

Highlight: Karl XI's Gallery

Karl XI's Gallery is, perhaps, the most magnificent room in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Anyone who has seen photographs of the Hall of...

Highlight: The Chinese Pavilion

One July evening in 1753, Queen Lovisa Ulrika was surprised with a fantastic birthday present. In the far section of Drottningholm Palace...

Highlight: The Hercules fountain in the Baroque Garden

The Hercules fountain is located at the centre of the Baroque Garden, with its bronze figures by the leading sculptor of the Baroque peri...

Highlight: Lovisa Ulrika’s Library

Two queens have left their mark on Drottningholm Palace. One of them, Queen Hedvig Eleonora, had the palace built. The other, Queen Lovis...

Drottningholm Palace: A history

For more than 400 years, Drottningholm Palace has been a place for recreation and cultural encounters. Queen Dowager Hedvig Eleonora, Que...

The Riddarholm Church: A history

The Riddarholm Church is Sweden's royal burial church. Up until 1950, seventeen monarchs were buried here. The church hides many historic...

Gripsholm Castle: A history

Royal family feuds, King Gustav III's magnificent Christmas celebrations and King Gustav Vasa's home. Gripsholm Castle has no shortage of...

A 360° view

Come on a virtual tour of the previous exhibition The Lilian Look, and see clothing fit for a princess up close. Click on the image above...

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