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.
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 2020
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–13 December: Saturday–Sunday 10:00–16:00
13–30 December: closed
31 December 2020–6 January 2021: daily10.00–16.00
The Chinese Pavilion
May–September: Daily 11:00–17:00
DIFFERENT OPENING HOURS 2020
Drottningholm Palaces and the Chinese Pavilion will be closed temporarily
In connection with the current situation regarding the spread of the new coronavirus, HM The King has decided that public operations at the royal palaces should be closed temporarily.
This decision applies from 21 March until further notice, depending on ongoing developments.
Price list for travel companies
Price list 2020
The 2020 price list for travel companies and authorised guides has now been finalised, and comes into force on 1 January 2020. The ‘Price list with terms and conditions’ document can be requested via the form below, or by calling +46 (0)8 402 61 00 on weekdays between 09:00 and 12:00.
Price list 2021
Price list with terms & conditions will be available October 1, 2020. New prices will
come into force on 1 January 2021.
Please note that travel companies and authorised guides are responsible for obtaining new
prices lists in writing before each season.
Price list request
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.
Drottningholm Palace: The entrance is located on the waterfront side of the palace. Please come to the front desk in the vestibule when you arrive, so that we can verify your voucher and let you know which floor you can begin on. All groups should make their way clockwise around each floor.
Public guided tours of Drottningholm Palace are held daily during the period June-August, and on weekends only during the period September-May. The tours are intended for individual visitors and generally start in one of the first rooms on the main floor. External groups are welcome to start their tours in other parts of the palace if they prefer, with approval from the front desk staff and of course with consideration to other groups. The schedule for our public guided tours can be found here.
The Chinese Pavilion: Enter via the central doors within the gravelled area. Groups are welcome to make their way around the pavilion in the direction of their choice, but should of course pay attention to other groups.
No public tours are held at The Chinese Pavilion, but audioguides are available for individual visitors.
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 filming.
Would you like images for your tour?
Please visit our image gallery for high-resolution downloadable images.
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 website.
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.