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Museum Gustavianum

Uppsala university museum


Museum Gustavianum is the name of Uppsala University's museum and is housed in the oldest part of the building at Akademigatan 3, just a short walk from Uppsala city centre.

Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is Sweden's oldest and has been collecting object and artefacts ever since. Many of them are part of the permanent exhibition.

What will I see?
Viking swords? Tick. Egyptian mummies? Tick. A vast collection of craniums? Tick. The Augsburg Art Cabinet? What?

Yes, the Augsburg Art Cabinet – a fantastically detailed curio cabinet made from exotic and rare materials presented to Swedish king Gustav II Adolf by the German town of Augsburg in 1632. Contained within its visible drawers and secret compartments are a thousand precious trinkets. From the amazing to the slightly macabre – pay a visit to Anatomical Theatre that dates from 1660 and was used for the public dissection of executed criminals. The kids will love it.

Well worth a visit, especially if you take the guided tour.


number of persons (300)

Conference facilities:
max theatre seating capacity (78)
number of meeting rooms (2)

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


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