As well as the exhibitions below, we have two to three temporary exhibitions per year. We also have active and live programme activities all the year round and guided tours for groups in several different languages.
Restaurang Calle C serves coffee and lunch made from locally produced ingredients. In the summer we have outdoor seating next to the Leklanda playground, for our young guests who need to burn off some steam.
The museum shop stocks ingenious gifts, designer products, toys, aviation literature and model aircraft. If you like to read and want to find out more, visit our knowledge centre with archives and a special library on aviation history.
Wednesday, Thursday 11.00-20.00
Telephone bookings for visits by big groups
Telephone: +46 (0)13-495 97 14
The Swedish Air Force Museum is located at Carl Cederströms Gata 2 in Malmslätt, about 7 km west of the centre of Linköping. Take exit 111 off the E4.
Bus number 13 from Linköping Resecentrum (the central station).
We have a large free car park.
Acts of Secrecy – the DC-3 that Disappeared
The crown jewel in the Swedish Air Force Museum’s collections is the Swedish DC-3 that was shot down by a Soviet fighter aircraft over the Baltic Sea in 1952. After more than fifty years of speculation, the wreck was found at the bottom of the sea, salvaged and laid to rest in the museum. The exhibition Acts of Secrecy – the DC-3 that Disappeared is a story full of mystery.
Expecting the Worst – Sweden during the Cold War
Expecting the Worst – Sweden During the Cold War tells the story of how Sweden prepared for a war that never started but which the world expected and prepared for, for more than four decades. It is an exhibition on atom bomb programmes, fear of the Russians and hunts for submarines, but also security and welfare. Those who are nostalgic can visit our authentically decorated home settings and relive the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Swedish Military Aviation – from Pioneers to a Period of Preparedness
The exhibition on the history of Swedish military aviation during the first half of the 20th century includes the Swedish Air Force Museum’s oldest aircrafts, like Ö 1 Tummelisa and M 1 Nieuport IV-G. For each period, a background is given of the general situation in Sweden and the world, the nature of the threat and how the Swedish defence policy and defence industry responded to that threat.
The Flight Lab – Aviation Science Centre
The Swedish Air Force Museum is a place where knowledge and play come together in a natural way. The Flight Lab, the museum’s science centre, has flight simulators and experimentation stations with an aviation theme. What goes on in the air control tower and what is it like to be in the eye of a storm? Investigate, try it out and have fun! There is a lot to do and discover for the whole family.
We offer new temporary exhibitions once or twice a year. They can be on history of technology, art or social culture.