Haymaking July 17
Learn how to use a scythe and a rake. Buy old varieties of vegetables.
Events at Linnaeus' Hammarby
The main building with guide
The dwelling house is open for guided tours, five times a day. Groups have to make a reservation.
The County Administrative Board manage the cultural reserve (in Swedish).
Apples and pears
Linnaeus' Apple is one of thirty cultivars of fruit at Hammarby.
Education and internships
Linnaeus' country estate – a national treasure
The small estate Hammarby, 15 km SE of Uppsala, was bought by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. He wanted a farm on the countryside where he could spend the summers together with his family, away from the unhealthy environment of Uppsala.
Today, few Swedish manors present such an authentic milieu. It reflects the private life of Linnaeus as well as his scientific work.
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.
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), (June 14–August 15 2021).
- Timetable bus 102 (autumn), (August 16–December 11 2021).
- Timetable bus 102 (winter), (December 12 2021–June 12 2022).
Bus 186 also stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, on weekdays (travel time 15 minutes).
- Timetable bus 186 (summer), (June 14–August 15 2021).
- Timetable bus 186 (autumn), (August 16–December 11 2021).
- Timetable bus 186 (winter), (December 12 2021–June 12 2022).
Collaboration with Uppsala-Lenna Heritage Railway and The Swedish Tramway Society 2022
Sunday 17 July, Wednesday 27 July and Sunday 14 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. Admission fee to Linnaeus' Hammarby is not included in the price. Buy your ticket at the ticket desk at teh railway station Uppsala Östra on the day of departure.
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.