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