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Museum of Medical History

Learn about the history of medicine


Medicinhistoriska museet (Museum of Medical History) is a complete museum for body and soul. It is situated in Ulleråker, which was the former home of one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in Sweden. The museum is housed in the old administration building of the former Uppsala Hospital och Asyl (Uppsala Hospital and Asylum) from the early 1900s. Its exhibits reflect the medical and technology development within most branches of medicine, from ancient times to the present, including obstetrics, intensive care and clinical chemistry.

There is a lot that can be learned here. On display in the museum's 750 square meters are instruments, machines and other types of materials from most medical specialties. The 300-year history of Akademiska sjukhuset (Uppsala University Hospital) is also presented and one room is full of pharmaceutical history. It is also the home of the Elisabet Dillner collection along with the former psychiatric history museum, which spans the entire upper floor of Medicinhistoriska museet.

On the upper floor, you can learn about the vast history of the Ulleråker hospital, which dates back to 1811, and view exhibitions on topics such as treatment forms, workshop and therapy work and the work situation of the staff.


Conference facilities:
max theatre seating capacity (64)
maximum classroom seating (40)
number of meeting rooms (1)
number of rooms for group activities (2)

Disabled persons:
Access- reduced mobility/wheelchairs
toilet for disabled persons


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