Museums and Theaters

Gustavianum, across from the cathedral, and the castle with its Museum of Art and Wax have their own pages on this site. Here are some other noteworthy places to visit in and around Uppsala.

Gamla Uppsala museum.

S.Pathkiller 2009, Gamla Uppsala museum., CC

Gamla Uppsala Museum

Over in Gamla Uppsala there is a museum where you can learn more about the mythology surrounding the royal mounds and the history of the area.

Bror Hjorths Hus

If you enjoyed the statue “Näckens polska” at the train station, you may want to visit Bror Hjorths Hus where about 250 of his works are displayed. Bror Hjorth, who died in 1968, is one of Sweden’s greatest modernist artists.

Uppland Museum.

S.Pathkiller 2009, Uppland Museum is the white building in the foreground, CC

Uppland Museum

On the Fyris River, inside a hundred-year-old water mill, is Upplandsmuseet (Uppland Museum), exhibiting folk art from all around Sweden. Its collections give insight into the history of the city from the Middle Ages through to today.

Pelle Svanslöss

Another well-known figure that made his home in Uppsala was the fictional character of Pelle Svanslöss, the tailless cat who was the hero of 12 books written by Gösta Knutsson. The stories, set in 1930s Uppsala, depict Pelle the good-hearted cat and his struggle to overcome the mean tricks and bullying of evil Måns and his accomplices Bill and Bull. Nowadays children of all ages can visit Pelle’s place near the castle decorated to represent his life.

The Regina Theater.

S.Pathkiller 2009, The Regina Theater, CC

Theaters and Cinemas

Uppsala boasts two theater houses, Uppsala Stadsteater (City Theater) and Regina Theater, where one can see plays and musicals. Additionally, there are three regular cinemas where you can watch the latest films, Filmstaden (Film city), Spegeln (The Mirror) and Royal, all located centrally. Worth mentioning is Grand, a 1930s cinema, situated across the street from the Regina, which now hosts local concerts and dances.