Uppland Museum

Uppsala, Sweden

The Upplandsmuseet (Uppland Museum) is the county museum of Uppsala County. The institution is responsible for preservation and conducting research in the area of the cultural history and archaeology of the county, including the city of Uppsala (parts of the historical province of Uppland, from which the museum takes its name, belong to Stockholm County). The permanent exhibition covers subjects such as the history of the city, of Uppsala Cathedral, and of student life at Uppsala University.

The museum is located in the old water mill formerly belonging to the university, the Akademikvarnen ("Academy mill") on the Fyris River in central Uppsala. The exterior of the building was used by Ingmar Bergman for the bishop's house in the film Fanny and Alexander (1982).



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Fyristorg 2, Uppsala, Sweden
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Founded: 1957
Category: Museums in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)


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Otilia Sofron (10 months ago)
It's a place where you can learn a lot about the local area, about history and nature. The building is also interesting, it was a miil, surrounded on 3 sides by water. Also the river is so beautiful. 2nd floor was under repairment work, but 1st and 3rd floor were excellent. You could find also English explanations. Also free entrance. Don't miss.
Anders Strömberg (12 months ago)
Nice little museum focusing on the Viking era and also has a small exhibit on the Swedish royal family. Free admission. If you have an hour to kill in central Uppsala this is worth a visit.
Kevin Linton (13 months ago)
Upplands Museum is a museum located on the bank of Fyrisån, the river which runs through Uppsala. It is situated in a beautiful building and focuses on the history of the local area, but touches upon Swedish history as a whole within a global setting. Although a small museum, admissions are free and there are various exhibitions throughout the year. At the time I visited, there was an exhibition about the King reigning for 50 years. Most of the information is in Swedish, so a basic understanding of the language would be useful to get the most out of the experience.
Febrina Maharani (15 months ago)
Delightful museum with a lot of interactive facilities. Learn about the live of people in Upplands throughout time, the things they left behind...and more practical things like how to read runes! It is free to enter and has quite a lot interactive features, as well as plenty of kid-friendly activities (tickets booked separately). There is a little cafe and cute museum shop inside on the first floor. For non-Swedish speakers: English translations of the exhibits are provided in form of laminated books that you can carry around.
I B (15 months ago)
What a fabulous free museum ! Brilliant for families and visitors. I learned so much from the interactive and exciting displays. The people who work at the front desk are just amazing and so so friendly - one was extremely helpful regarding Nordic mitten designs ! Although a lot of the displays were closed the ones that where open where brilliant. They also have a lot of coat racks and lockers in you need them. This is a must visit for upsalla.
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