Gamla Uppsala museum. Foto: ( 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

Gamla Uppsala museum is closing for renovations

The museum will close for renovations on October 1st 2021 and open again in January 2022. Contact us at for more information.

Opening Hours

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, Closed for renovations during autumn 2021. Normal hours for this period is 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: 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


Guided tours summer 2021

During the summer (until August 15th) we offer guided tours outside every day at 12 and 3 pm, included in the entrance fee. We also have an extra tour on the 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of August where you can learn all about the viking age. All of our tours are about 30 minutes long and can only be booked on site.

For private tours, please contact us for further information and prices by phone: 018-23 93 12 or e-mail:

Our very own time machine (closed due to the pandemic)

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. VIsitors can book the VR-station a few minutes per person at the reception. Our staff will help you get started with the equipment and then guide you around the virtual world of Iron Age Gamla Uppsala. The VR-station is open during specific hours, contact the museum to find out when. It is also possible to book a private VR-tour at an additional cost.

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.