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Museum Gustavianum

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Address: 3 Akademigatan, Uppsala 753 10, Sweden
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+46 18 471 75 71
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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Love the mummy, 10/10 would come back. It's a Lil disturbing that people used to vomit in the anatomical theatre but eh, whatever floats ur boat. Good place to visit, pusspuss... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maximilian J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the mummy, 10/10 would come back. It's a Lil disturbing that people used to vomit in the anatomical theatre but eh, whatever floats ur boat. Good place to visit, pusspuss fellas 💕

Thank Maximilian J
Rourkela, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A small museum. Has some interesting exhibits. The entry fee is pretty low. For Uppsala university students and staff entry is free. The museum offers a guided tour also. 45 minutes should be enough to visit the museum.

Thank SaratPatra
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Housed in an original university building, the museum houses an interesting mix of artefacts and is worth a visit. Allow at least 1 hour.

Thank ballinora4
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 medical disection theatre and a bunch of other stuff. The displays are well done and with a few exceptions are labelled in both Swedish and English.... More 

Thank James P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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 Uppsala and at Gustavianum much of their research is saved and parts of it shown. It shows (somewhat) the work behind the discoveries that made these people's name... More 

Thank Elin E
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is small but shows great pieces of the university history, Egyptian and Mediterranean pasts like a real mummy and well-preserved coffins. You've also got to see how Uppsala university influenced and still influences the world with his scientists. The museum is situated opposite to the cathedral and is also fairly cheap (50 SEK). I recommend warmly.

Thank Gabriel B
Kessel-Lo, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

The museum has lots of info on the history of Carl Linnaeus and a number of other local scientists and their achievements. Also a view on some local history makes this museum an interesting place to visit. It also has a reconstruction of an an anatomical theatre from the 17th century where they performed dissections on corpses.

Thank JMennens
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

It has several floors that house different exhibitions. Surprisingly the anatomical theatre wasn't a big exhibition but mainly comprised the actual theatre. The history of the university is very interesting and so are the several historical trinkets they have. Particularly interesting the section dedicated to the early students and the female students.

Thank mram101
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting colection of everything studied in Upsalla University Yet is not really relevant for anything exept maybe the theatre anatomicum The rest is a little bit of history of egypt, science, univerisity, asthrology It is not a must if you dont have time enough Otherwise good to understand some topics studied here

Thank IAndreea27
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

conducted a self guided tour in under 90 minutes. The museum does quite a good job of detailing the university and Sweden's contributions to science. Enjoyed the archaeological layout on the top floor. Enjoyed the time in the Anatomic Theatre; there was a party practicing for what I guessed would be a "performance" recital.

Thank Mbv9415

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