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Audioguide to the Chinese Pavilion

Get more out of your visit to the Chinese Pavilion with our audioguide. With it, you can listen to or read about the history of this exotic summer palace.

AUDIOGUIDE ON YOUR PHONE!

Under the current circumstances, we have decided to remove the units that are normally available to borrow on site. Instead, you can listen to the audioguide directly on your smartphone via this link:

The Chinese Pavilion reopens on 1 July 2020. Find out more about opening days and times here:

The free audioguide describes the rooms as you pass through them, including their history, décor and collections. The audioguide is available in Swedish, English and Chinese, and is included in the entry fee.

From the audioguide:
Europeans reasoned that if such fantastic works of art could be produced in China, the country must certainly be a paradise.

A birthday present in time!

A true gem is hidden away on the edge of Drottningholm Park: the Chinese Pavilion. It was a birthday present from King Adolf Fredrik to his wife Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1753.

The Queen was delighted. At that time, all things Chinese were the latest fashion and the East India trading companies brought large quantities of tea, spices, silk, porcelain and exclusive works of art to Europe. China was seen as an exotic, mythical country, and the Chinese Pavilion is the embodiment of this oriental fantasy.

You can explore the Chinese Pavilion by yourself during ordinary opening hours:

Top image: The Blue Salon at the Chinese Pavilion. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

The Chinese Pavilion Drottningholm

This little summer palace in Drottningholm Palace Park was a birthday present to Queen Lovisa Ulrika in 1753. Today, the Chinese Pavilion is part of the World Heritage Site of Drottningholm. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

The Chinese Pavilion Drottningholm

You can explore the Chinese Pavilion by yourself. Listen to the audioguide on your mobile phone. Click on the image for a link to the audioguide. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

The Chinese Pavilion Drottningholm

The Green Salon at the Chinese Pavilion, one of fifteen rooms described in the audioguide. Photo: Royalpalaces.se

THE CHINESE PAVILION REOPENS ON 1 JULY

Measures have been taken to ensure that the Public Health Agency of Sweden's recommendations are followed – find out more hereopens in new window.

No public guided tours or group visits will be available this season. Instead, you can wander round at your own pace. An audioguide for the Chinese Pavilion can be downloaded to your smartphone.

Find out more about opening days and times here:

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