Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala

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See the results of more than 500 years of collecting artifacts, ranging from Egyptian mummies and Viking weapons to scientific instruments at Museum Gustavianum. The museum is attached to the Uppsala University and located inside one of its former main buildings, named after King Gustav Adolph, who donated the funds for its construction. Browse the rich collection of coins, artworks, and archeological findings, and don't miss the chance to visit the world's second-oldest anatomical theater in the museum's dome. If you like gazing at the stars, you'll be particularly impressed by the collection of telescopes and other astronomical mechanisms. The museum is fully accessible to visitors with movement and hearing difficulties. Guided tours in English are available on the weekends and are included in the admission fee. Plan to see Museum Gustavianum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Uppsala route planner.
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed this museum! Seeing how the Uppsala university evolved and the professors that shaped it was eye opening. The Viking exhibit, operation theatre and the Egyptian exhibit rounded ou...  more »
  • A beautiful house with a remarkable antique cabinet containing all of the worlds interesting things from that era. The anatomical theatre is also a must, history and science in one!  more »
  • Excellent visit, very instructive for someone that wants to learn more about Sweden’s past. No regret.  more »
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  • Another sightseeing stop in Uppsala is the Gustavianum museum. It is located across from the cathedral so it is easy to find. It cost 50 SEK to get in but you get access to the guided tour as well, they do one in Swedish and a highlight tour in English. Note that It is closed on Mondays. The museum has artefacts from around the world but the focus is on local history. The medical theatre is a beautiful piece of work. On a rainy day you could easily spend half a day here but if you only take a browse through it will take you about an hour.
  • Probably been here 3 times already - all of them being classtrips. It has been equally exciting for me everytime.
  • Lots of quirky items and neat artifacts. A good rainy day stop for 30 minutes.
  • We were lucky to get a tour of the museum in english. They have unique items placed here from Egypt. The memories and collectibles from University professors is nice and informative. The anatomical theatre was different too!! Right in front of the Domkyrkan and easy to miss as the building looks boring from outside, but don't miss the globe on the top of the building! There is an entry ticket.
  • There oldest building left of the original University in Sweden. Adult admission is 50 SEK. It is worth the price of admission. They have unique exhibits including lecture notes from s student written in the 15th Century. A large display if Egyptian artifacts. A Viking display. Displays on medicine, energy, and geology. The autopsy/anatomy room is a unique experience.

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University town Uppsala represents a relatively affordable Swedish destination. A number of hostels surround the city center, and proximity to the city center is key--the closer the better for exploring on foot all that the city has to offer. Many mid-range hotels ensure a comfortable stay at a reasonable cost, oftern with breakfast included. If luxury is more your style, look for the big chain hotels.
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