Gustavianum

The Gustavianum, named after Gustav II Adolf, stands on the site of a medieval episcopal palace and housed the university from 1620 to 1887. The sun-crowned cupola allowed light into the anatomy amphitheatre (1663) where Olof Rudbeck (1630-1702) carried out his public dissections. A museum retraces the history of the university and has a section dedicated to prehistoric and medieval Sweden. The superb Augsburg cabinet of curiosities was given to King Gustav II Adolf by this German town in 1632.

Useful information

Address:

Akademigatan, 753 10 Uppsala

Price:

50 sek (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

museum: daily except Mon 11am-4pm (10am in summer) - closed 30 Dec-3 Jan - SEK50 (children aged under 12 no charge)

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