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The House of Nobility in the Old Town of Stockholm

The House of Nobility is one the best examples of Netherland-French Renaissance architectural design, it's also the former Swedish nobility's* central point since the inauguration in 1774. The Great Hall at the second floor is the home of more than 2 320 Coat of Arms representing the former Nobel families. This is also where many meetings of the old diet of the Four Estates were hold until the first permanent Parliament building was being built.

* The Nobility was abolished in 2002 and since then all people is regarded equal in Sweden.

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The Great Hall at the House of Nobility. Photo by Matthew Clark

Please note that this part of the Web Site is only about the House of Nobility as a museum. For information about the building and its history please go to the "Buildings" section of the Web Site and look under "Palaces".

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Info about the House of Nobility in the Old Town

The House of Nobility at Riddarhustorget 10 (see the map below) is open for visitors. Please use the Web Site button above for the House of Nobility Web Site and up-to-date information about open hours etc. Please note that the open hours for public visitors are normally very short and an admission fee is charged.

The House of Nobility was erected with start in 1641 and the first architect was Simon de la Vallée who is also regarded as the first professional architect in Sweden. The construction work went on for more than 133 years and the final parts of the House of Nobility (the north pavilions) was finished in 1870.


A video about the House of Nobility and its history (Swedish only).

The first concerts in Stockholm were hold in the House of Nobility by Johan Helmich in 1731 who performed "Brookes passion" by George Frideric Handel. This traditon continues and during a normal year there are a number of concerts performed in the Great Hall. The House of Nobility is also open for genealogy research.



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