Museum Gustavianum

Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala: Hours, Address, Museum Gustavianum Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Gustavianum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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tangsaiid
Paris3 contributions
Nice museum, not too big so won't get bored, but still have interesting stuff.
Jul 2019
It is not that big, but if you take the time to read the story of each item and have around one hour to spend, that's the place.
Written February 12, 2020
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Oly Sen
Uppsala, Sweden33 contributions
A Must-Visit Place
May 2019
If you are in academics/science, you must visit this museum if you are in Uppsala. This is free for Uppsala University students. You can find amazing findings of world-famous scientists who are an alumni of Uppsala University.
Written January 8, 2020
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,203 contributions
Anatomical Theater!
Jul 2019
This was the highlight of my visit to the Museum. I'd read about it and was thrilled that our tour group was visiting. Also glad we were able to visit before it closed for three years. The museum contains a bit of everything from Egyptian mummies, scientific instruments (Celsius's thermometer), Viking artifacts, and the curiosity cabinet! It is named the Augsburg Art Cabinet and is covered with little drawers and secret compartments, gemstones, holes filled with thousands of objects. It dates back to 1632. It is amazing!
Written October 21, 2019
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Marie G
536 contributions
Closing end of September for three years
Sep 2019 • Family
Make the most of this weekend as it Kulturnatten and free entrance into most of the museums. If you have never been to the Gustavianum then enjoy and go though all the floors it's full of surprises.
Written September 13, 2019
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chatwinesque
Lisbon, Portugal111 contributions
A small but excellent museum in Uppsala
Aug 2019
This museum features one of the most ancient anatomical theatres in Europe, a small but excellent collection of Egyptian antiquities, the amazing Augsburg cabinets and a big collection of scientific instruments that seem works of art themselves.
Written August 23, 2019
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Dora_Isi
Belgrade, Serbia327 contributions
Great little museum
Aug 2019 • Solo
Excellent, interesting, well organized museum. Although it is not big, it offers much - a part dedicated to Egyptian art, archeologist and astronomy lovers corners as well, then the history of an old Uppsala university (you can learn about famous Carl Lines) and you can see a part dedicated to Vikings. Warm recommendations.
Written August 14, 2019
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Gretchen M
Livermore, CA115 contributions
Interesting collection
Apr 2019
There is a little bit of everything - Viking finds, cabinet of wonders, scientific instruments and other bits of Swedish trivia.
Written July 3, 2019
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J-K
New York City, NY181 contributions
Worth the visit
May 2019
The museum is not very big but makes an interesting visit for a rainy day. The top two floors were interesting and different - anatomy theater and Viking history. The second and third floors were not unusual but well displayed.
Written May 27, 2019
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Emilia P
Timisoara, Romania33 contributions
Uppsala the city of the oldest university in Sweden and nordic countries
May 2019
During a trip in Sweden between May 15- May 20, 2019, we visited Uppsala, especially for its Gustavianum Museum.

Gustavianum is the former main building of the Uppsala University, built between 1622 and 1625.
The museum exhibits a lot of physics and astronomy devices acquired by the Uppsala University across its history or donated by different collectors.
Under its cupola is the Theatrum Anatomicum, an steep amphitheater consisting in concentric regular octagonal (with 8 sides) polygons, where medical students watched the human dissection on a central table. This is one
of the oldest preserved anatomical theater in the world.

It's so impressive to see old lecture notes of students from the early years of Uppsala University, that are not so different from lectures notes by nowadays students. There are exposed the lecture notes of the first known student (in theology and philosophy) from around 1477, the lecture notes of a medical student
from 1550, as well lecture notes in physics (1650). We spent more time to see the exhibits concerning physics, astronomy and medicine at Uppsala University, and less for antiquities, excavated by the university archaeologists or donated by others.

It was really instructive to see how old is the passion for the science in this small city.
Written May 25, 2019
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GlobalRambler
United States136 contributions
Fun to see where ancestors once studied
May 2019 • Friends
Several of my Gyllenhaal ancestors studied here for at least a while, so I was partly interested for that reason. But I found the displays in the museum interesting in themselves and was glad we had a tour guide.
Written May 15, 2019
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