Culture Night at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 21 April

Welcome to Culture Night at the Royal Palace. On this evening we will be opening the palace gates and welcoming visitors to the grandest room, to concerts and to a spring exhibition. 

Culture Night at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on 21 April from 18:00 to 24:00

What is the Royal Palace like by night? 
On this evening, you can enter the Royal Palace via the North or South Gate and make your way into the magnificent Hall of State. Here, you will meet historic characters in period costume and palace staff in contemporary uniforms.

From the Hall of State, you will make your way to the Halls of the Orders of Chivalry where royal orders, medals and Seraphim arms are on display. An Heraldic Artist will show his work.

The tour then continues to the beautiful Western Staircase where the Royal Gift Shop in the adjacent room and the grand rooms of the Bernadotte Apartmens will be open.

The Royal Chapel at night

During the evening, the Royal Chapel will be filled with music. The piano duo Ann Adolfsson Eiderfors and Eva Karpe will perform at 18:15, 20:00, 22:00 and violinist Semmy Stahlhammer at 19:00, 21:00 and 23:00. 

Between the concerts you can explore the magnificent 18th century chapel by yourself or follow one of our pop-up tours.

Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities at night, entry via Logården

Visit the palace's beautiful sculpture gallery, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities. The stone galleries in the north-western wing of the palace, entered via Lejonbacken, are home to King Gustav III's collection of ancient sculptures. During the evening you can see the new exhibition The Thinking Hand, which highlights young draftsmen working within art, fashion, design and architecture.

You can try your own creativity in the museum's activities corner. There will be also be pop-up tours of the museum during the evening.

In honour of Culture Night, the entry to the museum from the Royal Palace of Stockholm's garden, Logården, will be open.

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The North Gate – open from Lejonbacken

This beautifully ornamented north gate is not normally open, so take the opportunity to make a grand entrance through the North Gate from Lejonbacken.

From the North Gate, you can walk through the Inner Courtyard to the South Gate, where the Royal Chapel will be open for the evening. From Lejonbacken, down towards Skeppsbron, you will find the entrance to Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities.

The Royal Stables by night

Discover the unique Royal Stables in the heart of the city! Welcome to the inner courtyard of the Royal Stables, with its oasis-like trees, fountain and open spaces. Visit the stables with the royal horses*, the coach shed and the parade harness room. Don't miss the blacksmith's workshop, which will be open during the evening.

The Royal Stables also has a café and a shop. Our expert staff will be on hand during the evening to tell you about the work of the Royal Stables.

*The Royal Stables will be open between 18:00 and 24:00, although the horses' stables themselves will close at 22:30 because the horses need to rest.

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