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Arlanda, 190 45
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Arts & Museums
The Tyresö Palace served as an accommodation for Marquis Claes Lagergren in the early 1700s. Guided tours are available that will take you through most parts of this palace. The original features in the rooms have been well-maintained. You will find a restaurant and a conference hall in the west wing.
This small museum in the town of Sigtuna is a fascinating overview of the history, archaeology and culture of this hugely significant center of trade in early Sweden. There is a rich collection of pieces from the days of the vikings as well as the middle ages and more recent days.
Konstmuseum Uppsala houses a collection of contemporary and modern art by local, regional and international artists. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions on fine arts, visual arts among other types of art from time to time. An in-house cafe caters to your hunger pangs. Special concessions are available for children. Call for information on current and upcoming events.
This museum is dedicated to the study of the healing arts through the ages. Unlike some medical history museums, the emphasis here is more on the changing scope of technology rather than blood and guts, but there is a fair bit of graphic material on display here too. The museum is located in the southern reaches of town near the large complexes that constitute the University's medical facilities.
This museum, also known as the Museum for Communal Technology, is a fascinating facility for learning about the kind of science that is so integral to living together in the modern age and yet an oft-forgotten part of what we know about the places in which we do that living. Apart from hydrological systems, it also looks at power distribution, communications technology and other aspects of urban technology through the ages.
Located in the basement of Uppsala Castle, the Uppsala Peace Museum is Sweden's first museum of its kind and is dedicated to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dag Hammarskjöld, who actually used to live there. The main purpose is to educate adolescents about human rights, racism, discrimination, prejudice, moral courage and conflict resolution. This is after all, a country that ought to know about peace, considering that Sweden hasn't been at war in over 200 years. The exhibitions usually deal with topics such as the life of great freedom fighters and peace leaders or oppressed people throughout Swedish history.
Uppsala's castle was never a true fortress in the military sense, but long served as a residential palace for the royal family of Sweden. It is in some ways the analog of Versaille in France or Greenwich in England, though neither as grand nor as steeped in tumultuous history as either of those. It is open nearly every day for tours, and though a tour of the galleries and halls costs a modest fee, the grounds and gardens can be visited free of charge.
Konsthuset (Art House) is one of the most recent contemporary art galleries in town. The exhibition space is quite small with a rectangle shaped main room and several other smaller rooms, but that just adds to the ambiance. The people behind Konsthuset, Erik Hedman and Johanna Uddén, wanted to open a door for independent artists to express themselves without having to compromise their art for commercial success or money-driven institutions. The gallery also hosts workshops, seminars, poetry readings and other cultural events.
The Evolution Museum showcases the University's incredible collection of fossils, plant and animals and human development over time. It's a great accumulation of specimens and insights into the nature and history of life on earth, and is especially great for kids and families.
The Vasaborgen is Uppsala's wax museum. Housed in the dungeons of the Uppsala Slott castle, the exhibits center on the macabre, but there are some of the usual historical figures in the mode of Madame Tussaud's as well. There are also occasional parties and holiday celebrations here, usually themed to coincide with the museum's dark motif.
This gallery on the edge of the stadsskogen is one of the premiere venues for up-and-coming artists in Uppsala. Many artists from Stockholm display work here, but they also do shows highlighting the nascent artists at the University as well.
Bror Hjorth, a Swedish sculptor and modern artist, lived in Uppsala for much of his life and has created notable works of art all over the nation and the world. This museum showcases a lifetime's worth of sketches, designs, and sculptures and is a delight for any art lover.