Gustavianum occupies Uppsala University’s oldest building, with the Anatomical Theatre forming the distinctive cupola crowning the roof. The Museum exhibits include the Augsburg Art Cabinet, Viking swords, Egyptian mummies, historical scientific instruments, and much more.
Gustavianum is one of Uppsala University’s museums. Items collected by the University since its foundation in 1477 feature in the permanent exhibitions, which range from the archaeology of ancient Egypt and the lavish Iron Age boat burials of Valsgärde near Uppsala to art and antique coins. You will also find scientific instruments and other objects that reflect the history of the University itself. At the very top of the building is the Anatomical Theatre, built in the 1660s for dissections carried out before medical students and a paying public.