Gripsholm Castle

Childrens Gripsholm

Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring your children and grandchildren to experience the excitement of this Vasa castle.

Family tours

The Vasa castle Gripsholm can be discovered by yourself at your own pace, but taking a guided castle tour gives you so much more. Our family tours are aimed at children between the ages of 6-10, but are just as entertaining for the accompanying adults.

See dates and times for family tours

Concert for children

As part of the ‘Musik på Gripsholm’ [Music at Gripsholm] concerts, a concert especially for children is held every summer. See the concert date and programme in the Calender.

Autumn holiday events at Gripsholm

During the autumn holidays, Gripsholm Castle will be throwing open its doors with fairytale readings in the castle’s rooms, treasure hunts and free hotdogs for the young treasure hunters.

The autumn holiday events 2018 will be Thursday–Friday 1-2 November, 10:00–16:00, see program at the Calender.

Photo: Kate Gabor/Royalpalaces.se

Leo the lion at Gripsholm is a viral sensation. Photo: Alexis Daflos/Royalpalaces.se

The Galten and Suggan cannons in the courtyard. Photo: Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se

The Vasa castle has many rooms to discover, either by yourself or as part of a family tour. Photo: Kate Gabor/Royalpalaces.se

Visit us

You can walk around Gripsholm Castle yourself, but taking a guided tour can make your visit extra special.

Read more

Dungeons, armouries, canons, a stuffed lion. Hundreds of portraits, following you with their eyes down the winding corridors... bring you...

Read more

Discover more at Gripsholm Castle

Gripsholm Castle boasts a unique collection of furniture and artwork spanning four centuries. Built in the 1500s it was part of a new sys...

Read more

Gripsholm Castle is home to the world's oldest national portrait gallery. This is also one of the world's largest portrait galleries, and...

Read more

Welcome to a boutique that is something out of the ordinary. The Royal Gift Shop is a unique present and souvenir shop offering products ...

Read more

A wander through the leafy castle park is like taking a walk through history. There have been many gardens over the ages here, and apples...

Read more

Since the 1600s the deer field has been a pasture land belonging to the Gripsholm Royal Farm. Today it is a nature reservation with hundr...

Read more

The palace gets its name from one of the personalities of medieval Sweden, Bo Jonsson Grip, by whom the first Castle was built in the sec...

Read more

Articles and movies

Leo is unlike any other lion in the world. In its glass box in the Upper Armoury, Gripsholm’s very own lion is perhaps more comical than ...

Read more

Royal family feuds, King Gustav III's magnificent Christmas celebrations and King Gustav Vasa's home. Gripsholm Castle has no shortage of...

Read more

Customer service

Opening hours: Closed

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.

More FAQ