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 time 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 do to reduce the risk of spreading of infection.The information may be changed with short notice.

Opening hours (uppdated July 8)

Until the COVID-19 restrictions according to the Public Health Agency recommendations for level 2 of spread of infection change, the following applies:

The Botanical Garden:

  • The gates are open 7am–9pm
  • The Tropical Greenhouse is open Thursday 3pm–6pm, and Saturday and Sunday 11am–4pm, and to a limited number of visitors at a time. Preliminary from August 1 open Tuesday–Friday 11am–3pm,  as well
  • The Orangery in Linneanum is open (from July 15) Tuesday–Friday 11am–3pm 
  • Café Victoria is open Monday–Friday 11am–5pm and Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm. Closes earlier rainy days

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum:

  • Garden exhibitions, museum shop, and facilities isopen every day 11am–5pm
  • The Linnaeus Museum is open (from July 15) every day 11am–5pm. Limitations in number of visitors in the building will apply. Will be open to pre-booked groups as soon as it is possible
  • Café Carl von Linné outdoor seating area is closed 2021
  • The gates to the garden open until 8pm

Linnaeus' Hammarby:

  • Exhibitions and shop are open Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
  • The manor house is open (from July 15)Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm. Limitations in number of visitors in the building will apply
  • Café Sara Lisa open 11am–5pm. During the pandemic, the café's entrance and exit are on the back of the building (follow the signs)
  • The gates are open 7am–8pm
  • The Cultural Reserve is open throughout the year

Limitations in number of visitors

Since March 2020 we have limited the number of visitors and cancelled all tours indoors. Many events are cancelled. 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 (bokning@botan.uu.se).

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

Limits for numbers of visitors in our buildings (when they are allowed to open again):

  • The Linnaeus Garden: Limited access to all buildings. We can not guarantee that all buildings are open to visitors.
  • The Linnaeus Museum: limited number of visitors at a time in the building. No guided tours indoors. Avoid bringing large bags and luggage when you visit. We may need to close the museum with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Linnaeus' Hammarby: Limited access to the buildings. We cannot guarantee that all buildings are open to visitors. The main building is open for a restricted number of visitors. We may need to close the main building with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • The Botanical Garden: limited number of visitors at a time in the Tropical Greenhouse and in the Orangery. No guided tours indoors. Avoid bringins large bags and luggage when you visit. We may need to close the buildings with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances

Consequences for guided tours:

  • At the moment it is not possible to book guided tours for groups in The Tropical Greenhouse. We hope to be able to open bookings for groups of a limited number of participants (15 ppl/tour) in mid-August
  • At the moment is is not possible to book visits for groups in the Linnaeus Museum. We hope to be able to open bookings for groups of a limited number of participants in mid-August. A guide will accompany the group and talk about what is exhibited in the different rooms
  • From June 1 we offer guided tours outdoors in The Botanical Garden, The Linnaeus Garden and at Linnaeus' Hammarby, to a limited number of participants (max. 15). Register to special tours through bokning@botan.uu.se, at least two workdays in advance. In Swedish. 

Events

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: 2021-06-24