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2020-06-15

The royal palaces will reopen on 1 July

HM The King has decided that several of the royal destinations should reopen to visitors. This decision has been made in view of the fact that a number of the state museums are now reopening.

On Wednesday 1 July, the Royal Palace (including the Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition Look at the rugs – find me), Drottningholm Palace, the Chinese Pavilion and Gripsholm Castle will reopen. The Royal Gift Shops will open at the same time as the palaces. To ensure a safe and pleasant visit, staff will be helping to control the number of visitors entering the palaces, and ensuring that safe distances are maintained inside.

"Keeping the palaces open and accessible is an important part of the Royal Court of Sweden's role," says Governor of the Royal Palaces Staffan Larsson. "We now look forward to welcoming visitors back to the royal palaces safely. We are also pleased to see how many people took the opportunity to discover our royal parks during the spring, and hope that many more will do so during the summer. We welcome all our visitors back to our palaces, parks and cafés, and will continue to monitor developments closely."

The café at Tullgarn Palace opened on Saturday 13 June, and the Chinese Pavilion café will open on Tuesday 16 June. The palace cafés have large outdoor seating areas and are located near spacious parks where there is plenty of room for picnic blankets. Our entire menu will also be available to take away.

The number of visitors at the royal palaces – including the cafés and shops – will be limited, and those areas where there is a risk of overcrowding or that cannot be staffed will remain closed until further notice.

Marking and signage will remind visitors to keep their distance, and enhanced cleaning routines have been introduced.

To protect yourself and others, all visitors are asked to follow the Public Health Agency of Sweden's advice and recommendations.

The palaces and the cafés will remain open until the end of August. Changes may need to be made in view of ongoing developments.

The palaces are:

Open Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00

The Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition Look at the rugs – find me has been extended.

A limited number of people will be able to visit at a time via our ticketing system.

Pre-book your ticket. Tickets are released at 10am on Tuesday June 16.

Our guided tours are cancelled until further notice, but self-guided tours of the Royal Palace and Drottningholm are available via the Swedish Royal Palaces app. Our audioguides for the Royal Palace and the Chinese Pavilion are also being made available at Royalpalaces.se.

If you are unable to visit our palaces and exhibitions, you can explore virtual versions of several rooms at the palaces and the Märta Måås-Fjetterström exhibition.

More information about our destinations

You can find out more about the palaces and their opening hours at Royalpalaces.se

Press contact

The Royal Court's Information Department
08-402 60 00 (switchboard)
press@royalcourt.se