Linnaeus’ Hammarby – a perfect summer excursion
Linnaeus’ Hammarby lies embedded in an extensive agricultural landscape. The museum area, with buildings, exhibitions, café and shop are open May to September inclusive. In the surrounding Cultural Heritage Reserve, the County Council has recreated an 18th century agricultural landscape with forest, fields, grazing paddocks, a cabbage field and a hop garden. The reserve is open all year.
The Linnaeus' Hammarby: opening times
Museum, Linnaeus' house and exhibitions
- May: Tuesday–Sunday 11:00–17:00 (the café is open Friday–Sunday only)
- June–August: Tuesday–Sunday 11:00–17:00
- September: Friday–Sunday 11:00–17:00 (the café is open Saturday–Sunday only)
Opening times may vary during events at Linnaeus´ Hammarby.
The manor is only open for guided tours. There are 4–6 tours a day of which 1–2 are in English. Groups of more than 10 people have to book a private guide.
You can take a virtual tour of the house on Google Maps.
Grounds and cultural reserve
The gates to the garden and grounds close at 20:00.
Linnaeus’ Hammarby Cultural Heritage Reserve is open all year.
In English every open day at 12:30
- Weekends in May and June at 12:30 and 16:30
- Tuesday–Sunday 24/6–13/8 at 12:30 and 16:30
Guided tours in Swedish at 11:30, 14:30 and 15:30. Written information is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.
The ordinary guided tours are included in the admission. Tickets can be bought in advance through linneanska.biljetto.com, or if available in the museum shop.
Book a private guided tour (mandatory for groups of 10 people or more).
Café Sara Lisa at Linnaeus' Hammarby: opening times
- May: Friday 11am–5pm (no lunch dishes), Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm
- June–August: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
- September: Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm
Closed on Midsummer Eve.
Admission charge for Linnaeus’ Hammarby
During ordinary opening times
- Adults 100 SEK
- Senior citizens 65 + 80 SEK
- Students 80 SEK (students at Uppsala University free of charge)
- Children (ages 0-17) free of charge
A guided tour of the museum is included in the price. Groups of more than 10 people must book their own guide. From 17:00 (garden and park only)
- Admission free
Linnaeus’ Hammarby cultural reserve
- Admission free
Admission charges may vary for certain exhibitions and events.
The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala: annual pass
The annual card of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala gives you free admission to the Tropical Greenhouse, the Linnaeus Garden, the Linnaeus Museum and Linnaeus’ Hammarby. It also give you a 50% discount on special tours.
The annual pass is valid for one calendar year and is sold in our museum shops or at the garden office in The Botanical Garden during office hours.
An annual pass costs 200 SEK.
Getting to Linnaeus’ Hammarby
Leave the E4 Uppsala bypass at junction 187 and take road 282 towards Edsbro. After about 200 m turn right towards Danmark and ”Linnés Hammarby” (signed). Linnaeus’ Hammarby has got the GPS-coordinates WGS84 59° 49′ 3″ N, 17° 46′ 35″ E / UTM 59.8175°, 17.776389°.
Bus 102 from Uppsala to Knivsta stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, about 2 km from the museum. The travel time from Uppsala Central Station is about 20 minutes, the return journey about 25 minutes. The bus departs every 30 minutes on weekdays and once an hour on weekends.
- Timetable bus 102 (summer), (12 June – 13 August 2023).
- Timetable bus 102 (autumn), (14 August – 9 December 2023).
- Timetable bus 102 (winter), (11 December 2022 – 11 June 2023).
Bus 186 also stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, on weekdays (travel time 15 minutes).
- Timetable bus 186 (summer), (12 June – 13 August 2023).
- Timetable bus 186 (autumn), (14 August – 9 December 2023).
- Timetable bus 186 (winter), (11 December 2022 – 11 June 2023).
Collaboration with Uppsala-Lenna Heritage Railway and The Swedish Tramway Society 2023
Sunday 16 July and Sunday 13 August Uppsala-Lenna Heritage Railway operates a veteran bus service to Linnaeus’ Hammarby.
Tickets: 240 SEK/adult both directions or 140 SEK/adult one-way, children 7–15 years old pay half price. Two children can accompany an adult for free. Buy your ticket at the ticket desk at the railway station Uppsala Östra on the day of departure. Admission fee to Linnaeus' Hammarby is not included in the price.
Departure from Uppsala Östra at 10:10 and 12:35. Back in Uppsala at 15:00 or 17:00. The tours allow a 2–4 hours visit at Linnaeus' Hammarby.
You can go by bike to Linnaeus' Hammarby. The distance is between 12 kilometers and 15 kilometers depending of your choice of route. The last 5–6 kilometers are on narrow roads with car traffic.
Wheelchair access at Linnaeus’ Hammarby
There is a toilet suitable for wheelchair users in the visitor's centre.
Accessibility by wheelchair
The historical buildings – the manor and outbuildings – are not accessible by wheelchair.
Most of the park is accessible by wheelchair.
Virtual tour of the manor
It is possible to make a virtual tour of the manor by Google Maps (the link does not work in all web browsers).
An induction loop is available on loan for guided tours. It has to be booked in advance (e-mail to our booking office)
Photography in the Linnaean Gardens
Photography and filming for private use
As a private person you are welcome to take photographs outdoors in our gardens and inside in the glasshouses. Please respect other visitors' privacy and do not damage the plants or plantations. You are not permitted to put up screens or to stand or walk in the flower beds.
Photography and filming for commercial use
Commercial wedding photography, portrait photography, fashion photography and such is only permitted by written agreement with the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.
Photography in Linnaeus’ homes
Photography in the house at Linnaeus’ Hammarby is not allowed without a permit from Uppsala University Art Collections.
In the Linnaeus Museum (in the Linnaeus Garden) photography without a tripod and without the use of flash is allowed. For all commercial photography you need to contact and get a permit from Uppsala University Art Collections.
For everybody's enjoyment
Please help us to keep our gardens clean and tidy.
- Do not walk in the flower beds or damage the plants.
- Do not pick flowers, leaves, nuts, seeds or twigs.
- You are welcome to taste windfall fruit from the ground, but do not pick fruit that is still on the tree. Never taste a fruit unless you are certain what it is.
- Do not move or damage the labels.
- Keep dogs on a lead at all times.
- Only guide dogs are allowed into glasshouses and other buildings.
- Motor vehicles are not permitted in our gardens.
- Bicycles are only allowed on the main paths. Please be considerate of pedestrians!
- Please do not touch objects, furniture, or wallpaper in the historic buildings.