Tjolöholm Castle is one of Scandinavia’s leading Arts and crafts properties. The luxurious castle was finished in 1904, and is said to be one of Sweden’s most amazing buildings. The architect Lars Israel Wahlman designed it in the Tudor style for merchant James Fredrik Dickson and his wife, Blanche. The Castle’s lavish fittings had all the modern comforts of the day, such as one of the first vacuum cleaners, which weighed almost a ton, and state of the art surround showers. During the summer you have the chance to go on a guided tour of the castle in English.
Public tours take place every day during the summer season, and every weekend the rest of the year. Visitors are shown round many of the castle’s 36 rooms. Group tours, in Swedish, English, German or French can be booked year round. The guided tour takes around 45 minutes and are held in Swedish, but the room descriptions are available in English, German and French.
I you are interested in the exhibition of this years costume show, you should instead choose the themed guided tour “Costumes from Downton”. Based on the popular television series Downton Abbey Tjolöholm Castle will tell you about the life on a Swedish mansion during the 1910s. The exhibition displays original costumes from the TV show and the visitor may also see parts of the castle building that are not usually visible to the public. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Hallwylska museet. The guided tour takes around 45 minutes and are held in Swedish, but the room descriptions are available in English and German.
28th January–21nd May: Saturdays, Sundays 11.00-15.00
25th May–30th June: Daily 11.00-15.00
1st July–13th August: Daily 11.00-16.00
14th–31st August: Daily 11.00-15.00
2nd September–1st October 11.00-15.00
7th October-12th November: Saturdays, Sundays 12.00-15.00
17th-19th and 22nd-26th November: Daily during the Christmas market
2nd-17 th December: Saturdays, Sundays
25th–30th December: Daily 12.00-15.00
Adults: castle tour 120 SEK, exhibition tour 150 SEK. 25th May-31st August 150 SEK including entrance to carriage museum, museum cottage “Hemtrefnaden” and the castle church.
Children 5-14 years: castle tour 25 SEK, exhibition tour 50 SEK. 25th May-31st August 50 SEK
You buy tickets to the tours online, in the castle shop or, when the shop is closed, in the manor house. Click here to buy tickets online. Guided castle tours held in English daily July 1-August 13 at 15.00. Tours are otherwise held in Swedish. Leaflets in English, German and French are available.
Photography and consumption of food and beverage is not allowed during the tours.