The museum

Opening hours
In May-September: Tues-Sun 11-17
In June-August we are also open on Mondays (Wednesdays open 11-20)
Closed on Midsommer's Eve.

Entry fee
100 kr
Under 18 years old enters free in the company of an adult.

Winter season, October-April
The museum and gardens are closed during the Winter season. However, groups are welcome to book a tour for an additional cost. Tours have to be booked one week (7 working days) ahead of time. No refund is given if a tour is cancelled after booking. Maximum group size 15 persons (larger groups are divided with added cost for one more guide). A guided tour is just under one hour.

Book by email:
Or by phone, weekdays between 9.00 and 16.00: (+46) 18-471 28 38
Cost: Weekdays between 9 and 16.30: SEK 1000/guide + entrance fee SEK 80/person.

Svartbäcksgatan 27, Uppsala

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Home life and scientific achievements

The museum contains unique items which tell of Linnaeus’ home life and his scientific achievements. They include the family’s furniture, household effects, textiles and art; as well as more personal items such as Mrs Linnaeus’ playing cards, spectacles and cookbooks. 

It is very unusual for so many items to be preserved from an ordinary professor’s family. It probably has to do with Linnaeus’ enormous reputation: relatives took care of the items they had inherited, highly conscious of where they came from. We see Linnaeus’ medicine cabinet, insect cabinet and herb cabinet, as well as his wife’s imposing dining-room cupboard in walnut, which came from her parental home in Falun.
Portraits worth a special mention include Linnaeus in Lapland clothing – painted by Martin Hoffman in 1737, and a pastel by Gustav Lundberg, 1753. 

The museum displays parts of several sets of porcelain, both East India porcelain and Swedish tin-glazed earthenware from Rörstrand and Marieberg. Among the silverware we see the famous raspberry dish that Linnaeus received as a gift and in which he kept wild raspberries in his old age that were to cure his gout.

There is also a rich collection of textiles used in Linnaeus’ household, including in particular Dutch and German linen damask in the form of cloths and table napkins. Of especial interest is Linnaeus’ own richly embroidered waistcoat and a wedding dress in French silk that one of his daughters wore.

Linnaeus’ scientific activities brought items from his journeys, his time as a professor and his experiments. Parts of the university’s natural history collection, which Linnaeus kept, are on display.

The Swedish Linnean Society supports the museum.