Gripsholm Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

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.

Activity trails for children

Carry out the task by yourself during ordinary opening hours. The activity is suitable for children of all ages. All children who complete the task will receive a reward at the ticket office. Choose between two different image hunts:

Fashion safari with Leo the Lion

See famous historical Swedes in their most stylish outfits. Collect a map from the front desk, and turn a tour of the palace into a voyage of discovery for children. The details on the map can be found in the portrait collection, and it's up to you to find them!

Beard Hunt

Discover hundreds of historical portraits at Gripsholm Castle with our Beard Hunt activity. Goatee beards, full beards, wigs and moustaches – there have been many facial hair fashions for men throughout history.

Autumn holiday events at Gripsholm

During the autumn holidays at Easter, Autumn and epiphany, Gripsholm Castle will be throwing open its doors with extra events for children. For upcoming holiday events see menu Calender.

Gripsholm Castle has many many rooms to discover, from prison cells to grand halls. Photo: Kate Gabor/Royalpalaces.se

Fashion safari at Gripsholm Castle

Go on a fashion safari through the castle's winding passageways and grand rooms. A map is available at the front desk, where children can also claim their reward after completing the task.

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

The images on the activity sheet are taken from some of the castle's hundreds of portraits, which feature a great variety of follicle fashions!

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

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Childrens Gripsholm Open today 10.00-16.00

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

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Events

Semmy Stahlhammer (violin), Atida Munthe Stahlhammer (cello) and Greta Åstedt (piano) will perform classical pieces on a summer's evening...

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Bellman Day 28 Jul

On 28 July, Bellman Day will be celebrated at Gripsholm Castle with a concert in Hjorthagen and Bellman tours at the castle. This traditi...

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Gripsholm Castle will host a world-famous youth orchestra consisting of thirty young musicians hand-picked from the northern Netherlands.

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Rooms and halls, Gripsholm Castle Open today 10.00-16.00

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

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

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Welcome to a boutique that is something out of the ordinary. The Royal Gift Shop at Gripsholm Castle is a unique present and souvenir sho...

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Gripsholms' History Open today 10.00-16.00

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...

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Articles and movies

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Gripsholm Castle, where Sweden’s famous faces can be seen, is open daily from May. The castle is home to the country's largest portrait c...

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