Linnaeus’ Hammarby – a perfect summer excursion

About fifteen visitors of different ages in the Uppland Garden on a sunny summers day. They are strolling along a graveled path surrounded by lush green flowerbeds, shrubs and lawns. In the background are roundpole fences and pastures.

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)

The manor is only open for guided tours. There are at least four tours a day. 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.

Guided tours

In English every open day at 12:30

  • Weekends in May and June at 12:30 and 16:30
  • Tuesday–Sunday 28/6–14/8 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 and can not be booked in advance.

Book a private guided tour

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

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 theprice. Groups of more than 10 people must book their own guide. Admission charges may vary for certain exhibitions and events.

From 17:00 (garden and park only): admission free

Linnaeus’ Hammarby cultural reserve: admission free

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

By car

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°.

By bus

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.

Bus 186 also stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, on weekdays (travel time 15 minutes).

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.

Other options for travelling to Linnaeus' Hammaby by veteran bus.

By bike

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.

Tour suggestions by bike

Wheelchair access at Linnaeus’ Hammarby

There is a toilet suitable for wheelchair users in the visitor's centre.

The historical buildings – the manor and outbuildings – are not accessible by wheelchair. 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).

Most of the park is accessible by wheelchair.

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.

If you intend to use our facilities for commercial photography, please contact our booking service by e-mail at least one week before the visit.

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.
Last modified: 2022-04-12