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