Summer is finally here and the castles in Sigtuna open up for the public. Skokloster Castle, Rosersbergs Castle and Skånelaholm Castle are beautiful excursions for the whole family. The stone barn Steninge Shops and Events is open all year round for shopping and restaurant visits.
Memorial exhibition at Rosersberg’s Palace
Among Sweden’s Royal Palaces, Rosersberg is the best kept secret. Here, time has stood still since the 18th century. This year, the castle is open during weekends in May and September, as a complement to June, July and August when the castle is open Tuesdays to Sundays. A memorial exhibition for Prince Bertil and Princess Lilian will be open for self-guided tours. Indulge the royal environment, history, and summer café on the castle terrace.
Skokloster Castle is open on weekends in May and September, and daily from June to August. The remarkable baroque castle and its surroundings is a stunning sight for the whole family. Family sightseeing and children’s workshop is open from July 2 to August 18, Tuesday to Sunday. In May, pony rides will be available for children. Other animals will be visiting the castle as well, to greet the children.
In this summer’s major exhibition, Min skattkammare (My treasure), famous Swedish people with different backgrounds and different interests, have chosen their favourite artifact in the castle. Lasse Åberg, Lars Wallin, Knut Knutsson, and Doreen Månsson are some who have sought through Skokloster Castle’s furniture, art, tools and weapons from different centuries to find their own, personal treasure. Exhibition is open from June 1 to September 30.
Skånelaholm Castle has a beautiful setting by Lake Fysingen. The castle dates back to the 17th century, when the former Swedish King Magnus Ladulås was the owner. Here you will find a collection of old Swedish antiquities and a unique botanic collection which was assembled by the famous Swedish botanist Carl von Linné’s pupil Magnus Bromelius. Skånelaholm Castle is open all weekends during the period of May 11 to September 15. Free admission.
Steninge Shops and events is beautifully situated by Steninge castle and next to lake Mälaren. The palace is closed to visitors, but visitors are welcome to walk around in the park. The stone barn has several shops and a restaurant, and is open all year round. A summer exhibition of Yrjö Edelmann will be shown from June 1. A theatre for children is ongoing from Midsummer Day.