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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  • Much to see from the previous story, ranging from scientists, mummies, Vikings and the anatomical Theatre, and more.
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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 »
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  • I was thoroughly impressed with this museum! The anatomical theatre is definitely the main attraction, truly a stunning representation of 17th century biology. Found the history of the university to be very fascinating! The Augustus Cabinet was also a spectacular sight, with lots to offer its viewers! Interesting story behind it as well! Although slightly random, the Egyptian history exhibit was also quite wonderful. Would recommend!
  • Great little museum staffed by students at the university. English language tour was very nice. The 17th century anatomical theater is worth the price of admission.
  • Fantastic displays of the finds from Valsgärde. Much better than the tired old display of the Vendel finds at the SHM.
  • Littlw bit creepy but good for learning about Uppsala Uni
  • Wonderful museum. Excellent collections. It is possible to arrange guided visits in different languages.
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