The Royal Stables Open today 13.00-15.00

The Royal Stables

For more than a hundred years, the Royal Stables have been located at Väpnargatan 1 on Östermalm in Stockholm. The main duty of the Royal Stables is planning and providing transport for the Royal Family, both by car and horse-drawn carriages.

The Royal Stables trace their history back to the time of King Gustav Vasa. Today, horses and carriages are used for state visits, when The King receives new ambassadors, and for the opening of the Parliamentary Session.

Horses and carriages are used for ceremonial and official occasions such as incoming state visits, State Opening of Parliament, formal audiences at which the King receives new ambassadors, and municipal visits.

The Royal Stables trace their roots back to the time of King Gustav Vasa, making them a significant part of our cultural heritage in terms of classic art of riding and driving.

The Royal Stables are also responsible for administering, developing and showing this heritage to the public. Visitors are welcome all year round for guided tours.

Photo: Charlotte Gawell/Royalpalaces.se 

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Guided tours Open today 13.00-15.00

Take a tour through H.M. the King’s Royal Mews, with its harness room, cars and carriage houses. During the summer season, the inner cour...

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Group Visits Open today 13.00-15.00

We recommend that large groups pre-book a guided tour. For groups of at least 20 people, you can order coffee, sandwiches and/or pastries.

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The Royal Stables are located at Väpnargatan 1 in central Stockholm.

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Events

The time of the Union 7 Sep – 9 Dec

What was life like at the Royal Stables during the times of King Karl XIV Johan and King Oskar I? An exhibition in the coach shed describ...

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Welcome to the Royal Stables during the autumn holidays. Visit the horses in the stables, come on a mini tour and enjoy a coffee at our c...

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A Christmas market is traditionally held at the Royal Stables on the first weekend in Advent. For three days, exhibitors from across Swed...

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Horses Open today 13.00-15.00

The Royal Stables have around twenty horses. The horses are trained to lead cortèges and carriages on occasions such as state visits and ...

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Cars Open today 13.00-15.00

Among the oldest cars in the Royal Stables is a Daimler DE27: Limousine from 1950. It can seat up to eight people and is still in use . ...

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Buildings Open today 13.00-15.00

The current Royal Stables buildings were completed in 1894. The architect was the palace official Ernst Jacobsson, assisted by Fritz Ecke...

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Carriages Open today 13.00-15.00

See the Royal Stables coach sheds, which are home to around forty carriages and sleighs for various occasions. Most of them date back to ...

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Summer café and shop Open today 13.00-15.00

Discover the Royal Stables' summer café, serving home-baked treats in a unique setting in the heart of Stockholm.

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History Open today 13.00-15.00

The history of the Royal Stables dates back many hundreds of years, to 1535 when King Gustav Vasa had stables built for the royal horses....

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Opening hours: Open today 13.00-15.00

FAQ

  • 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.

  • Are there any pushchair parkings at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: At the entrance to the Reception Rooms, in the Outer Courtyard there is a limited amount of space for pushchairs. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Riddarholm Church: At the entrance to Riddarholm Church. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Drottningholm Palace: Outside the entrance. Under cover, but unmonitored and no locking facility.

    Other visitor attractions: No pushchair parking.

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