The Upplands Museum is the fascinating museum of the county of Uppsala and is an important pit stop for visitors to Sweden looking to learn more about the region and its capital city.
The museum serves as the research centre for the archaeological and cultural history of the city and can be found in the old water mill, formerly belonging to the university, the Akademikvarnen, on the Fyris River in the city centre.
Best of all, the museum is just a short stroll from the centrally located Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala.
Learn about Uppsala
Visitors to the Upplands Museum who know their film history may well recognise the exterior of this building. It was used by Ingmar Bergman for the bishop's house in the 1982 Academy Award winning film Fanny and Alexander.
Inside the museum, its modern interior tells the colourful history of Uppsala from the Middle Ages through art, everyday objects from the past, and historic journals found in the library. It also celebrates the lives and work of notable Swedish cultural personalities like Eric Sahlström, a much-loved nyckelharpa player, and popular Swedish author and screenwriter Astrid Lindgren.
To soak up yet more Swedish history, visitors should press on ahead to the fascinating Museum Gustavianum
, the historic building of Uppsala University which houses an extensive collection of fascinating objects and artefacts.
Accommodation near Cultural Attractions
After taking in the rich history of the city at the Upplands Museum, you will really appreciate the modern comforts of the Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala
, situated in the heart of the city centre, combined with an upmarket restaurant serving delicious global cuisine with Swedish touches, free internet and a stress-busting sauna, will please the most discerning of guests.