Swedish Air Force Museum!

The Swedish Air Force Museum is a modern technical and cultural history museum tracing the development of Swedish military aviation. The museum has a unique collection of aircraft, from pioneers of the early 20th century to the present day JAS 39 Gripen.

To visit the museum, you have to pre-book your visit.

Please note that the Flight lab, the JAS 39 Gripen simulator and the exhibitions "Swedish military aviation 1910-1945” and ”The development of aviation technology” as well ”Döderhultarn gallery” is closed because of rebuilding.

Experience the thought-provoking exhibition "Expecting the worst – Sweden during the Cold War." Follow the development of the welfare state in nostalgic home settings. Make sure you have plenty of time to visit the museum cellar where you can explore the dramatic history of the Swedish reconnaissance plane that was shot down, in the exhibition "Acts of secrecy – the DC-3 that disappeared".

The restaurant and café Calle C usually serves lunch 11:00-14:00 and coffee at other times. It’s not allowed to bring food or drink into the museum premises. If you have brought a picnic, you can eat it outdoors at the picnic tables.

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.

Opening hours

The Museum: Monday-Tuesday Closed | Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-16:00 | Thursday evenings open until 19:00
Restaurant and Café Calle C: Monday-Tuesday Closed | Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-16:00 | Lunch 11:00-14:00
Archive and library: Saturday-Tuesday Closed | Wednesday-Friday 10:00-16:00 (closed for lunch 12:00-13:00)


Free admission.

Telephone bookings 

Telephone bookings for visits by big groups
Monday-Friday 09.30-11.00
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 6 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.

Closed due to rebuilding:

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.



Carl Cederströms gata 2
586 63 Linköping, Sweden
Tel. (switchboard): +46 (0)13-495 97 00

Bookings for conference and groups
Cecilia Holmström, conference and booking manager