National Day at the Royal Palace

Welcome to the traditional Sweden's National Day celebrations at the Royal Palace on 6 June. A full day with free entry to all the attractions at the Palace, with exhibitions, activities and plenty of music.

National Day Celebrations at the Royal Palace

Sweden's National Day will begin with an opening ceremony at 10:00. Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia will open the Palace’s gates from the Outer Courtyard and welcome visitors to the National Day event featuring free entry to the palace's sights and the full programme for the day. The palace's state rooms, museums and exhibitions will be open until 17:00.

Activities for all ages

The history of the palace dates back many hundreds of years, from mediaeval times to today's official royal residence. On Sweden's national day, you can explore the palace's state rooms and museums by yourself.

The Inner Courtyard will be open, with coffee being served and items from the Royal Gift Shop for sale. Here, you can also meet staff from the Royal Stables who will be exhibiting a classic car and a carriage.

In the Inner Courtyard you can meet representatives from the World Childhood Foundation, who will be talking about the organisation's operations and carrying out activities for children.

There will also be coronations, costumes and knightings for children.

Exhibitions

Take the opportunity to see the palace's exhibitions – the drawing exhibition in Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities and the permanent exhibition about the royal orders in the Royal Apartments.

Logården and the Bernadotte Library will be open

Logården, the palace's waterside gardens, will be open on the day until 15:00. The North Gate will also be open from Lejonbacken.

Visitors will have the chance to visit the Bernadotte Library, which is not normally open to the public. Tours of the library will be given on the hour on National Day from 13:00 to 16:00.

Music

The National Day celebrations at the palace traditionally include music. The Armed Forces Music Corps will perform in the Outer Courtyard on several occasions during the day, and there will be a concert in the Palace Chapel featuring the Stockholm Student Singers and the Junior Academy Music School.

See the Royal Family's cortège

The Royal Family leaves the Palace at 17:55 in cortège with horse-drawn gala carriage from the Royal Stables, en route to Skansen via Slottsbacken, Skeppsbron, Norrbro, Strömgatan, Kungsträdgårdsgatan, Berzelii Park, Strandvägen, Djurgårdsbron and Djurgårdsvägen.

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National Day celebrations at Haga and Drottningholm

National Day celebrations will also be held at Drottningholm Palace Parkopens in new window and Haga Parkopens in new window.

Top image: Raphael Stecksén

Join in with the National Day celebrations at the Royal Palace on 6 June. Photo: Raphael Stecksén/Royalpalaces.se

Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia will open the Palace’s gates from the Outer Courtyard at 10:00 and welcome visitors to the National Day event. Photo: Foto: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

The Inner courtyard will open on 6 June with café, the Royal Gift Shop and activities for children. Here you can also learn about the Royal Stables and the World Childhood Foundation's work.

The Royal Family’s cortège leaves the Palace at 17:55 via the Outer Courtyard and Slottsbacken, en route to Skansen. Photo: Jessica Gow

There will also be National Day celebrations in Haga Park, arranged by the Royal Swedish Opera, the City of Solna and the Royal Court. Photo: Jens Lindhe

There will also be National Day celebrations in Drottningholm Palace Park, arranged by Ekerö Municipality, Drottningholm Palace Theatre and the Royal Court of Sweden. Photo: Gomer Swahn