Event calendar

Guided Tours at Gustavianum

  • Date: 05 May27 May
  • Location: Gustavianum
  • Organiser: Gustavianum
  • Contact person: Cecilia Ödman
  • Visning

During May Gustavianum’s student guides offer visitors open guided tours with a new theme each Saturday and Sunday. Come and hear exciting tales from the University’s history, see unique objects and learn more about the traditions of today’s students.

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SUNDAY 6/5

15.00 Viking Age: Development of material now and then (in swedish)

Sweden takes a leading role in the world industry when it comes to metals with its mineral rich bedrock. The guided tour gives an insight into how the Vikings benefited from these minerals to manufacture helmets, shields and swords. How did these items look like today's material development?

Themed guided tour with student guide Stivan Sabir, who is studying Master Programme in Materials Engineering at Uppsala University.

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SATURDAY 12/5

13.00 Aspiring to precision (in english)

The 19th century scientific revolution heralded the beginning of the modern sciences and created the foundation for our modern society. But why did this revolution happen during the 19th century? And what part did Sweden, with Uppsala University at the cutting edge, play in it?

Themed guided tour with student guide Alina Pavalescu, who is studying Chemical Engineering.

15.00 Medicine in Uppsala – from magic to science and the hand of God in between (in swedish)

In 1613 the first professorship in medicine was established at what was then Europe’s most northerly university. Come, if you are not distempered, and discover how the ailments of the body were viewed. Learn about the spectacle in the Anatomical Theatre, and about the people who earned Uppsala University a place in medical history.

Themed guided tour with student guide Veronica Gyllenram, who is studying for a Masters degree in Biology at Uppsala University.

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SUNDAY 13/5

13.00 Far away in Egypt and Greece – an archaeological journey in time and space (in english)

How is it that we are able to exhibit such fascinating objects from the ancient past? And how can they be used for future research? This guided tour illuminates the work of archaeologists and the scientific treasures that they uncover for us.

Themed guided tour with student guide Sarah Kipker, who is studying for a Masters degree in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at Uppsala University. 

15.00 Vikings in Uppsala: From burial to excavation (in swedish)

A look at the history of ancient Uppsala and Valsgärde based on archaeological finds and interpretations of boat graves and runestones. The tour also gives an insight into the many excavations that have been carried out in recent decades by archaeologists from Uppsala University.

Themed guided tour with student guide Lucia Pirani, who is studying Nordic Languages and Swedish as a Second Language at Uppsala University. 

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SATURDAY 19/5

13.00 Medicine in Uppsala – from magic to science and the hand of God in between (in english)

In 1613 the first professorship in medicine was established at what was then Europe’s most northerly university. Come, if you are not distempered, and discover how the ailments of the body were viewed. Learn about the spectacle in the Anatomical Theatre, and about the people who earned Uppsala University a place in medical history.

Themed guided tour with student guide Veronica Gyllenram, who is studying for a Masters degree in Biology at Uppsala University.

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SATURDAY 26/5

15.00 Aspiring to precision (in swedish)

The 19th century scientific revolution heralded the beginning of the modern sciences and created the foundation for our modern society. But why did this revolution happen during the 19th century? And what part did Sweden, with Uppsala University at the cutting edge, play in it?

Themed guided tour with student guide Alina Pavalescu, who is studying Chemical Engineering.

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SUNDAY 27/5 

13.00 Vikings in Uppsala: From burial to excavation (in english)

A look at the history of ancient Uppsala and Valsgärde based on archaeological finds and interpretations of boat graves and runestones. The tour also gives an insight into the many excavations that have been carried out in recent decades by archaeologists from Uppsala University.

Themed guided tour with student guide Lucia Pirani, who is studying Nordic Languages and Swedish as a Second Language at Uppsala University. 

15.00 Far away in Egypt and Greece – an archaeological journey in time and space (in swedish)

How is it that we are able to exhibit such fascinating objects from the ancient past? And how can they be used for future research? This guided tour illuminates the work of archaeologists and the scientific treasures that they uncover for us.

Themed guided tour with student guide Sarah Kipker, who is studying for a Masters degree in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at Uppsala University. 

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Guided Tours at Gustavianum