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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.

Between September 4th and October 13th, certain parts of the museum will be closed due to maintenance work. During the period, you will not be able to visit the following parts of the museum or exhibitions:

– The exhibition “Expecting the worst – Sweden during the Cold War”

– The SK 60/Saab 105 Simulator

– The guided tour “The Cold War and the DC-3 that disappeared”.

– The guided tour “The Swedish Welfare State”

The rest of the museum will remain open as usual. For example, you will have full access to the brand-new exhibition “Airborne – The Swedish Air Force Emerges”, the Flight Lab, the JAS 39 Gripen E-simulator and “Acts of Secrecy – The DC-3 that disappeared.

When the hall reopens on October 14th, you will be able to see the museums’s new J 35J Draken. You will also have the opportunity to get closer to our S 31 Spitfire and, of course, exlore the rest of the exhibitions in the museum.

During the autumn of 2023 until the spring of 2024, the museum’s restaurant, Calle C, will undergo renovations and will therefore have limited availability:

– October 23rd to October 29th: The restaurant will be completely closed.

– From October 30 onward: You can still have lunch during your visit with us, as we will provide a simplified lunch service in the auditorium, The Saab Wing, while the restaurant space is being renovated.

Booking a conference?

The temporary restaurant solution means that our auditorium and The Heinerstam Room cannot be booked for conferences during the renovation. However, we have several other smaller venues available as usual.

The new restaurant will open in the summer of 2024.

Welcome to our brand-new exhibition “Airborne – The Swedish Airforce Emerges”, showcasing the development of Swedish military aviation during the first half of the 20th century. Join us on a journey through one of the most dangerous eras in Swedish aviation history, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet heroes and aviation pioneers, witness unique aircraft, and engage with dramatic stories about how the dream of defending Sweden from the air became a reality.

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”.

Opening hours

The Museum


The museum will be closed during some holidays during the year – please follow this link for full list.

Archive and library

Closed due to renovations and maintenance work .

Entrance fees 2023

Regular admission: 120 SEK
Retirees: 100 SEK
Students: 100 SEK
Children and youth up to 18 years of age: Free admission

Museum shop

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.

Group visits  

Telephone bookings for visits by large groups, please call: +46 (0)13-495 97 14. Telephone hours: Monday-Friday 09.30–11.00.


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.



Visiting address: Carl Cederströms Gata 2, 586 63 Linköping, Sweden
+46 (0)13 495 97 00

Museum manager

Noomi Eriksson
+46 (0)13–495 97 08
mail: Noomi Eriksson