Explore Uppsala this summer

24 June 2019

The botanical garden is one of Uppsala’s foremost destinations, with its grandiose baroque garden, the 200-year-old orangery and Uppsala’s only rainforest.

Mummies, dinosaurs, beautiful art, plants from all over the world and several hundred-year-old books... Uppsala University has unique collections of science and cultural heritage, and everything is available to students, employees, Uppsala residents and visitors. The door is open! Discover Uppsala University’s museums and collections this summer.

Four summer tips for inquisitive Uppsala residents and visitors:

Visit the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala
The botanical garden contains thousands of plants from Nordic mountains to arid deserts and humid rainforests. Amazing carnivorous monsters, beautiful flowers and useful plants that can be eaten... the Linnaeus Gardens are a reconstruction of what the botanical garden of Carl Linnaeus looked like in the middle of the 18th century. In the verdant park by Linnaeus’s Hammarby, many of the plants Linné cultivated himself flourish.

Visit Gustavianum
Gustavianum Museum occupies Uppsala University’s oldest preserved building, with the Anatomical Theatre crowning the roof. The museum exhibits include the Augsburg Art Cabinet, artefacts from the Viking era, university history, Egyptian mummies and much more. The museum also includes the Coin Cabinet and the Uppsala University Art Collections.

Visit Carolina Rediviva – Uppsala University Library
Welcome to a new exhibition and an entirely new Exhibition Hall at Carolina Rediviva. The exhibition opens on 14 June. It includes the world-famous Silver Bible, or Codex Argenteus, and the earliest map of the Nordic countries – Carta Marina.

Visit the Museum of Evolution

The Museum of Evolution has the largest Nordic
collection of genuine dinosaur skeletons.


Meet your origins in an exhibition about human evolution. Look at the largest collection of genuine dinosaur skeletons in the Nordic region. Become acquainted with Sweden’s birds and the Galápagos Islands’ Darwin finches. The Museum of Evolution is a classic natural history museum for animal lovers and dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. The building is full of fossils and minerals and present-day animals from all over the world. The museum’s collections have been assembled by researchers at Uppsala University from the 17th century onwards. It has more than 5 million artefacts.