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. Don’t forget to also try our VR-experience to truly immerse yourself in Iron Age Gamla Uppsala.
Information regarding Covid-19 and our museum
The museum is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting June 1st. To help us keep a safe environment for staff and visitors, please note the following.
- Practice social distancing while visiting us. There are markings on the floor by the reception area to help you keep a safe distance from other visitors.
- All guided tours will take place outside and in small groups. From June 1st to mid August there will be a guided tour in English every day at 4 p.m. Please sign up for the tour in advance at the tent outside the museum. It is also possible to book a private tour for small groups of up to 15 people, please contact us for more information.
- Hand sanitizer is available inside the museum. Our staff will also wipe down reception surfaces as well as doorknobs several times a day.
- Refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Opening Hours 2020
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.
Adult, 80 SEK
Student, 60 SEK
Children under 18 years, FREE
Kulturarvskortet, 40 SEK
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.
In 2019 we will also offer a guided tour in English at 12.30 every Saturday and Sunday until september 29.
For private tours, please contact us for further information and prices by phone: 018-23 93 12 or e-mail: email@example.com.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.