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Upplandsmuseet

The Upplandsmuseet is the county museum of Uppsala County in Sweden. 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.

For more information and enquiries please contact Upplandsmuseet, S:t Eriks gränd 6, 753 10 Uppsala, Phone: 018-169100, E-mail: info@upplandsmuseet.se

The old mill of Uppsala University, now the regional museum

The old mill of Uppsala University, now the regional museum

Uppsala Castle

Uppsala Castle is a 16th century royal castle in the historical city of Uppsala, Sweden. Throughout much of its early history, the castle played a major role in the history of Sweden. Uppsala Castle was built during the time Sweden was on its way to become a great power in Europe. King Gustav Vasa began construction of Uppsala Castle in 1549. Uppsala Castle was seriously damaged by fire in 1702, being reduced essentially to a ruin. Reconstruction took many years and was indeed hampered by the remains of the castle being used as a quarry for stone to be used in building Stockholm Palace. Today the castle is also the site of the Uppsala Art Museum.

For more information and enquiries please contact Uppsala kommun, 753 75 Uppsala, Phone: 018-727 00 00, E-mail: konstmuseum@uppsala.se

The Linnaean Garden

The Linnaean Garden
Copyright © Andreas Trepte

The Linnaean Garden

The Linnaean Garden or Linnaeus' Garden is the oldest of the botanical gardens belonging to Uppsala University in Sweden. It has been restored and is kept as an 18th century botanical garden, according to the specifications of Carolus Linnaeus. The garden was originally planted in 1655. By the end of the 17th century it had about 1,800 different species, but was damaged in the city fire of 1702. Linnaeus became responsible for the garden in 1741 and had it rearranged according to his own ideas. It was bought by the Swedish Linnaean Society in 1917 and restored. The garden was later taken over by the university, while the Linnaean Museum in the house in which Linnaeus had his home is still run by the Society and can still be visited.

For more information and enquiries please contact The Linnaeus garden, Svartbäcksgatan 27, SE-755 98 Uppsala, Phone: +46 18-471 25 76, E-mail: linnaeus.garden@linnaeus.uu.se








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