Gamla Uppsala museum in summer.Foto: Anna Rasmusson (CC BY)

Gamla Uppsala museum

Welcome to Gamla Uppsala, one of the most important historical sites in Sweden. Visit the museum, look at the exhibition and join a guided tour to learn more about the history of Gamla Uppsala.

Download a short pamphlet about Gamla Uppsala

Opening Hours 2018

2 January – 31 March, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 16:00

1 April – 31 May, daily 10:00 – 16:00

1 June – 31 Augusti, daily 11:00 – 17:00. Closed on Midsummer’s eve.

1 September – 30 september, daily 10:00 – 16:00

1 October – 30 December, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 16:00. Closed December 24th, 25th and 31st.

You can contact us by phone: 018-23 93 01 or e-mail: gamlauppsala@raa.se. You can also contact us via social media, we are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Entrance fee

Adult, 80 SEK

Student, 60 SEK

Children under 18 years, FREE

Kulturarvskortet, 40 SEK

ICOM-card, FREE

Guided tours

During the summer we offer guided tours of the museum. 23 June – 13 August, daily at 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm, included in the entrance fee.

For private tours, please contact us for further information and prices by phone: 018-23 93 12 or e-mail: bokning.gamlauppsala@raa.se.

Our very own time machine

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to stand atop one of the royal mounds during the Iron Age? Or to enter the mythical great hall of Uppsala? Or maybe set fire to a big funeral pyre? Now you can get as close to those experiences as possible without an actual time machine. Gamla Uppsala museum is launching a new Virtual Reality experience that lets visitors roam Gamla Uppsala during the 7th century AD.

Poster for VR Uppsala, which was developed by Disir Productions for Gamla Uppsala museum.

 

The software used was developed by Disir Productions, who have previously launched an Augmented Reality app called Augmented History: Gamla Uppsala that gave visitors to the site a window into the past via their iPhone or iPad. However, unlike the AR app, the new VR software doesn’t require the visitor to move about in the outside area, making it accessible to more people. The VR software also has several new features. Users can, for instance, pick up items, light a funeral pyre or make a time jump to the 19th century and visit the excavation of the east mound.

Contact the museum for more information. You can also have a look at this video to get a sneak peek.

Upcoming events

Please note: lectures and tours that are part of events are in Swedish unless otherwise stated.

August 8th: Experience the Viking Age with reneactment society Sviar.
August 25th: Experience the Vendel Age with reneactment society Vendthjod.
August 26th: Experience the Viking Age with reneactment society Årsunda Viking.

Getting here

Gamla Uppsala museum is located about five kilometers north of present day Uppsala. It is easily accessible by car and bus, and there are also paths for walking and cycling from the city center to Gamla Uppsala.

The easiest way to get here by bus is to take city bus no 2 from central Uppsala, departure from Stora Torget (see map below).


The stop closest to the museum is called Kungshögarna. Get off the bus, turn right, cross the old railroad and you will see the museum. Bus nr 110 or 115 from centralstation, stops at Regins Väg. For more information and timetables se the UL website.

You can reach us by car from E4, follow the signs towards Gamla Uppsala and Gamla Uppsala Kyrka.