Opening hours during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala are a part of Uppsala University and follows their social distancing guidelines. We also follow the national restrictions applied to museums and galleries.  We do as much as we can to offer you a safe visit. At the same tim we do our best to contribute to a slower spreading of infection to facilitate for our healthcare services to help those most in need – people from risk groups, the elderly, and people with underlying health problems. Our ambition is to operate as usual as soon as the national and regional restictions allow that.

On this page, you will find information about opening hours, limitations of numbers of visitors, and cancelled events, as well as information about what we to reduce the risk of spreading of infection.The information may be changed with short notice.

Opening hours (from 1 May)

The Botanical Garden:

  • The gates are open 7am–9pm
  • The Tropical Greenhouse is closed temporarily. (Ordinary hours Tuesday–Friday 11am–3pm, Saturday–Sunday noon–3pm.) Planned re-opening in June
  • The Orangery in Linneanum is closed temporarily. (Ordinary hours Tuesday–Friday 11am–3pm.)  Planned re-opening in June
  • Café Victoria is open every day 11am–5pm in May. Closed rainy days. 

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum:

  • Exhibitions, museum shop, and facilities are closed for winter. Planned re-opening in June
  • Wintertime the Linnaeus Museum is closed. You are welcome make a reservation as soon as the guidelines from The Public Health Agency allows it. To start with the museum is open for pre-booked groups only, and for a restricted number of visitors.
  • Café Carl von Linné closed for winter. Planned re-opening in June

Linnaeus' Hammarby:

  • Exhibitions, museum shop, and buildings are closed for winter. Planned re-opening in June
  • Café Sara Lisa is closed for winter. Planned re-opening in June
  • The gates are open until 8pm
  • The Cultural Reserve is open throughout the year

Limitations in numbers of visitors

Since Mars 2020 we have limited the number of visitors and cancelled all tours indoors. The first six months of 2021 all of our own events are cancelled, as are many of those arranged by others. We will give guided tours outdoors for a limited number of participants as soon as the pandemic restrictions allow it.

You are not able to book a ticket to our dayly guided tours, while booking is mandatory to our special tours. To these you need to book a place two workdays in advance (

Please note that we may need to close buildings with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Limits for numbers of visitors in our buildings (as soon as the general regulation for meetings allows it):

  • The Linnaeus Museum: The Museum will be open for a restricted number of visitors. We may need to close the museum with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. No guided tours. Planned re-opening 1 June
  • The Botanical Garden: The Tropical Greenhouse and the Orangery in Linneanum will open for a restricted number of visitors. We may need to close the buildings with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Planned re-opening 1 June

Consequences for guided tours:

  • January–May 2021 groups can not pre-book guided tours in The Tropical Greenhouse or in The Linnaeus Museum (max. 15 participants).
  • Special tours outdoors will take place with a limited number of participants (max. 15) as soon as the regional restrictions allow it. Register through, at least two workdays in advance. In Swedish. 


Information about planned tours and cancelled events in our schedule.

Booked groups during the covid-19 pandemic

Please note that we may have to reduce the numbers of participants on guided tours and that access to our buildings may be limited due to restrictions in 2021. Contact us for more information.

Current status spring 2021

At the moment we are closed for booked groups due to the current restrictions.

Our guidelines for reduction of spreading of infection

  • Stay at home if you have any symptoms of respiratory infection of other illness.
  • Keep a distance of at least two metres from other visitors. Do not enter the building if it is crowded. Try later instead.
  • Avoid touching surfaces
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • Follow our staff’s intructions.

Those of you that have visited us before know that our buildings are small and narrow. We will have to be inventive and adaptable to avoid crowding on sunny days and we need your help to stay open. Please be understanding and patient if you have to wait for service or change your plans for the day. If we all pull together, we can keep our distance, stay safe, and stay open. Thank you!

Last modified: 2021-05-12