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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  • Everything I thought except finding of Egyptian mummies in Uppsala! A surprise! Here you can also find a relevant portion to the Vikings, a University that is one of the oldest in Europe and especially an anatomical 1600 Amphitheatre! If you have two hours time, definitely worth seeing. Price of admission €5
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  • Upsalla’s university museum, with lots of interesting exhibits, and that rather quirky atmosphere which comes with an ancient university, including an anatomical theatre under the lovely dome. It’s mo...  more »
  • Go up to the ”medical theater” in the top dome and imagine watching an autopsy. See the wonderful war treasure, the cabinet so filled with treasures it boggles the mind. This museum is uniqie in the w...  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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