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Summer programme 2021

Seven of the royal palaces will reopen in June 2021, including three exhibtions. At the Royal Palace, an exhibition about the dynamic and popular Crown Princess Margareta will open on 6 June 2021.

"More and more people are discovering local tourism – taking a 'staycation' and discovering the fascinating destinations close to home."

Seven palaces and three exhibitions*

The Royal Palace, Gripsholm Castle, Tullgarn Palace, Strömsholm Palace, Rosersberg Palace, Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion will open in June. Just like last year, we have taken several steps to ensure that your visit feels safe and complies with current restrictions.

The following exhibitions will be open this summer: Daisy. Crown Princess Margareta, 1882–1920 will be open at the Royal Palace from 6 June to 30 September. The portrait exhibition Migrants will be open at Gripsholm Castle from 1 June to 29 August. Going elsewhere – Material interpretations of the Chinese pavilion will be open at the Chinese Pavilion, in collaboration with the Swedish University of Arts, Crafts and Design, from 28 June to 22 August.

*Opening hours may need to change in view of ongoing developments.

"I would strongly recommend visiting the parks that surround several of our royal palaces. Here, nature meets culture and history meets the present day – visitors of all ages can have fun and enjoy their own voyages of discovery."

Discover the royal parks

In addition to these seven palaces, all our palace parks are also open. Here, you can enjoy nature, culture and sculptures. There is plenty of space for ensuring social distancing. The Royal Walks app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play, and includes walks on Djurgården and in the parks at Drottningholm, Ulriksdal and Tullgarn.

The palace cafés are open

The cafés at the Chinese Pavilion Opens in new window., Tullgarn Palace Park Opens in new window. and Strömsholm Palace are open. There are also cafés at Ulriksdal Palace Park and the Copper Tents in Haga Park (operated under separate management). There are several cafés on Royal Djurgården.

Explore our cultural heritage from home

If you are unable to travel or prefer not to, there is a wealth of cultural heritage to discover digitally from the comfort of your own home.

Several of the palace rooms can be explored via virtual tours. Two exhibitions can also be viewed in 360° on your mobile phone or computer. See the virtual tours here External link, opens in new window..

The Royal Gift Shop

The Royal Gift Shops at the Royal Palace and Gripsholm Castle will reopen on 1 June. Items will also be on sale at other open palaces.

Videos and digital tours

Guided tours, hidden rooms and glimpses behind the scenes – follow the royal palaces on social media! On Instagram External link, opens in new window., Facebook External link, opens in new window. and YouTube External link, opens in new window. you can watch videos about our cultural heritage.

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The Royal Apartments and the new exhibition about Crown Princess Margareta (1882-1920) open in June 2021. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

Crown Princess Victoria Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria welcomes visitors to the royal palaces. The quotation is from The Crown Princess herself. Photo: Erika Gerdemark/The Royal Court of Sweden

World heritage Drottningholm Chinese Pavilion Royal palaces

World heritage Drottningholm Palace and the Chinese Pavilion will reopen on 28 June. Photo: Gomer Swahn/

Gripsholm Castle Mariefred Royal palaces

Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred will open its doors on 1 June. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/

Royal Djurgården National City Park Royal palaces

The palace parks are destinations in their own right, featuring historic buildings, sculptures and stylistic ideals from different periods. The free Royal Walks app includes walks in the parks at Ulriksdal and Drottningholm and on Royal Djurgården. Photo: Johan Lindskog


Migrants 1 Jun – 29 Aug

The summer exhibition at Gripsholm Castle portrays twenty-three migrants to Sweden who played major roles in Swedish history.


The exhibition Going elsewhere – Material Interpretations of the Chinese Pavilion present the works of nine artists working with craft...


The exhibition 'Daisy. Crown Princess Margareta' opens on 6 June. One hundred years have now passed since the sudden death of our current...