The King is Getting Married! The Stockholm Scroll – a Treasure of the Royal Castle in Warsaw

 
       
  • Company of the King’s Royal Hussars led by a drummer and six trumpeters
  • Foreign dignitaries
  • King Sigismund III Vasa assisted by valets, pages and halberdiers
  • Teams of horses, valets and halberdiers
  • Carriage of the King' betrothed – Constance of Austria
  • Black carriage conveying Constance's ladies-in-waiting
  •  

The King is Getting Married! The Stockholm Scroll – a Treasure of the Royal Castle in Warsaw

February 5thMarch 10th,  2019

The Royal Library

Notice! On March 9th and 10th, 2019 each visitor sightseeing The Stockholm Scroll will receive at the Ticket Office a free ticket for the Signs of Freedom exhibition.

The Stockholm Scroll is a unique work of art measuring more than 15 m long. It depicts the ceremonial entry of the wedding procession of King Sigismund III and Archduchess Constance of Austria into Kraków on 4th December 1605.

The frieze, painted on paper, shows members of the royal court, the szlachta (gentry), the army, horses and carriages, thus creating a fascinating cultural record of life in the Vasa era.

The Scroll most probably found its way to Stockholm as war booty acquired during the Swedish Deluge. In 1974 it was donated to the Royal Castle in Warsaw by the Swedish government on the initiative of the Prime Minister, Olof Palme.

The Swedish Scroll requires special environmental conditions which is why it is rarely displayed. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see this splendid work of art.

The presentation is accompanied by a vividly illustrated book.

Opening hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10 a.m.6 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m.6 p.m.

Sundays: 11 a.m.6 p.m.

Last admission at 5 pm (Fridays 7 pm)

Wednesdays – free admission

NOTICE!

Due to architectial mismatch the exhibition The Stockholm Scroll is not available for electric wheelchair users.

Sorry for the inconvenience.