Travel companies and authorised guides

The following information is aimed at travel companies and authorised guides who wish to visit Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion with groups. Below, you can read about independent visits, logistics, practical information, payment, tours with a palace guide, opening hours and planned closures.

OPENING HOURS
Drottningholm Palace is open all year round. The Chinese Pavilion is open between May and September. You can find details of our ordinary opening hours here, together with details of any exceptions in connection with HM The King's official receptions.

ORDINARY OPENING HOURS 2019
Drottningholm Palace
January–March:
Saturday–Sunday 10:00–16:00
April:
Daily 10:00–16:00
May–September: Daily 10:00–17:00
October: Daily 10:00–16:00
November–December 15: Saturday–Sunday 10:00–16:00
December 16–30: closed
2019 December 31–2020 January 6: Daily 10:00–16:00

The Chinese Pavilion
May–September: Daily 11:00–17:00

DIFFERENT OPENING HOURS 2019
At the moment we have no information of scheduled changes to opening hours.

Price list for travel companies

For the current price list, please fill in the form below or contact us by calling +46 (0)8 402 61 00 on weekdays between 09:00 and 12:00.





Independent visits

Drottningholm Palace: We welcome external groups to Drottningholm Palace all year round! Independent visits during ordinary opening hours cannot be pre-booked, and you are welcome to visit at any time during the day. However, opening hours should always be checked before visiting as there may be closures in connection with HM The King's official receptions.

The Chinese Pavilion: We welcome groups to the Chinese Pavilion from May to September. Independent visits during opening hours do not need to be pre-booked.

We do not have any minimum or maximum limits for external groups, but we recommend a maximum of 30 people to ensure the best possible experience. Large groups may be directed past certain rooms due to space constraints. Please follow the instructions of the palace staff.

For visits outside opening hours, please see the booking form further down on this page.

 

Practical information

Accessibility, storage lockers and parking
Please see our practical information for visitors for the relevant site.
Drottningholm Palaceexternal link
The Chinese Pavilionexternal link

Photography
Photographing and filming is allowed for private use – without flash/lights, tripods, selfie sticks or other fixed equipment – as long as it does not disturb other visitors, guided tours or other activity at the palace. Commercial or other arranged photography or filming is not allowed. For full terms and conditions, please see Terms of photographing and filmingexternal link.

Would you like images for your tour?
Please visit our image galleryexternal link for high-resolution downloadable images.

Souvenirs
Please visit the Royal Gift Shop at our visitor's centre. Here, you will find a wide range of products with a connection to objects from the Royal Collections. A smaller selection of products is also available in the entrance vestibule at Drottningholm Palace and at the Chinese Pavilion. For more information, please see the Royal Gift Shop's websiteexternal link.

 

Payment

Payments can be made by card or cash on site. The full amount is paid by the group leader. We accept the following currencies: SEK, EUR and USD. Only EUR and USD notes are accepted, and change is always given in SEK.

Payment via voucher is accepted. Please present your voucher at the front desk on arrival. NB: E-mail vouchers cannot be accepted. Your invoice will be sent after the visit. Payment terms are 30 days net. The following information must be provided on the voucher:

  • The company's full invoicing address (postal address)
  • The company's e-mail address for any payment queries
  • Any voucher ID so that you can identify the group for which we are invoicing you
  • The palace you are visiting (one voucher per site)
  • The date of the visit
  • Number of visitors, broken down into:
    adults, students (valid student ID required), children aged 7-17, children aged 0-6 and number of travel guides/coach drivers (free entry for a maximum of two)
  • Specify what you will be paying for (entrance, guided tours, etc.)
  • Signature and printed name of the group leader

Please note: If you are visiting both Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion, two separate vouchers are required.

Pre-payment
is not possible.


Tours with a palace guide and visits outside opening hours

Would you like a tour with a palace guide? Would you like to visit us outside opening hours? Please contact us using the form below or by calling +46 (0)8 402 61 00 on weekdays between 09:00 and 12:00.

Useful information: If the group has an external authorised guide, he or she is also welcome to give tours outside opening hours. Pre-booking is required, and charges apply.

Charges for pre-booked tours
SEK 1,000 during ordinary opening hours. SEK 1,900-3,400 at other times, depending on the site and the time. In addition, entry charges apply per person. Please contact us for full price details.

The price relates to a 45 minute guided tour in groups of up to 30.







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Guided tour Open today 11.00-17.00

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Group Visits Open today 11.00-17.00

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The rooms of the palace Open today 11.00-17.00

The Chinese Pavilion was built in the middle of the 1700s, a period in European history when chinoiserie was the height of fashion. Today...

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Summer café Open today 12.00-16.00

In Drottningholm Palace Park, close to the Chinese Pavilion, you will find the Pavilion Café. The café is open during the summer months.

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Souvenirs from the Chinese Pavilion Open today 11.00-17.00

A selection of products linked to the pavilion are available for sale at the Chinese Pavilion.

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History Open today 11.00-17.00

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Articles and movies

During the summer, all ten royal palaces and their museums, parks, chapels, shops and cafés will be open.

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Customer service

Opening hours: Open today 11.00-17.00

FAQ

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

    It is permitted to take wedding photos for private use in our palace parks. Please respect the following: it is not permitted to set up bulky photography equipment and/or props, to cordon off or drive vehicles onto our park areas or in any other way disturb other park visitors.
    Please note the special stipulations for photography in our Image and Media Gallery.

  • 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.

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