The King’s tower at Nyköping’s castle

Nyköping Castle in Nyköping is a Mediaeval castle partly in ruins. The castle is mostly known for the Nyköping Banquet which took place here in 1317. Parts of the castle were refurbished in the 20th century.

The King's Tower exhibitions

  • Prisoners and inmates. About maladjusted children, vagrant men and unruly women, thievery, drunkenness and fights in the 19th century.
  • Chess and power, during the medeival period. About the people, life, death in the 14th century, and about the Nyköping's banquet.
  • The Prince, during Duke Charles' era. About Duke Charles, his castle, people and power. About a society 400 years ago.

Ordinary visiting hours

September to May
Open Sundays 10:00-16:00

June to August
Open Every day 11:00-17:00

Free of charge
All exhibitions are free to enter.

To visit the tower

Visiting address: Nyköpingshus, Vallgatan, Nyköping.
GPS: 58°44'55.9"N 17°00'39.7"E

Parking is available at Tovastugan, the small timbered cottage from the 17th century, situated 200 metres från the entrance.

Closest busstop is the busterminal at Nyköping, Nyköping bussterminal, about 700 metres from the entrance.


There is a gravelwalk to the entrance and stairs to the door, no automatic door opener. The tower has four floors acessible by stairs. There is no elevator in the tower and light is dim to protect the interiors.

The reception, the museum's shop and lockers are on the second floor. Credit cards and cash is accepted. Small WC:s and possibility to change dipers. A larger WC is available at Tovastugan.

Speakers, microphone system, hearing aid and seating at several places are available.

The exhibitions are available in English.


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