Uppsala universitet Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala

(4.4/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
See the results of more than 500 years of collecting artifacts, ranging from Egyptian mummies and Viking weapons to scientific instruments at Uppsala universitet 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. See Uppsala universitet Museum Gustavianum and all Uppsala has to offer by arranging your trip with our Uppsala tourist route planner.
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  • The Museum Gustavianum is a bit weird. Its in an old bulding with lots of twisty corridors and has displays on Ancient Egypt, Linnaeus, the vikings, a collection of luxury historical artefacts, an old...  more »
  • Gustavianum combines two of my great passions: history and science. Uppsala is the place from which most of Swedish science history comes. Our greatest names in science studied at the university in Up...  more »
  • Interesting visit to the famous anatomical theatre where doctor Rudbeck performing dissections. The theatre was built in 1663 and his style is reminiscent of the teatro di Padova: very high dome was designed to filter out as much light as possible, while concentric steps allowed 200 people to attend the dissections.
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  • Very cool museum! This place has an eclectic collection of artifacts spanning ancient Egypt, the Viking Age in Scandanavia, and many other curiosities. The centerpiece is the Anatomical Theatre on the top floor.
  • Showcases nicely the history of the Uppsala University. The collection has many historical artifacts in a nice environment. Easy to find as it is just next to the large church.
  • Interesting collection, part of it also with English explanation. Entrance fee reasonable.
  • A bit small. Expected a larger museum for such an old university.
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