Flygvapenmuseum – the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping


The Swedish Air Force Museum, Flygvapenmuseum, in Linköping is a cultural history museum with  award-winning exhibits on Swedish military aviation development.

At Flygvapenmuseum you will find a unique collection of aircrafts from the early pioneers to today's JAS 39 Gripen. We also have a museum shop, restaurant, café, conference facilities, knowledge centre with library and archives as well as science center with experimental stations and flight simulators. 

The crown jewel of the Air Force Museum's collections is the wreck of the Swedish DC-3 that was shot down by a Soviet fire fighter over the Baltic Sea in 1952. The wreckage was found more than fifty years later, was salvaged and put to its final resting place at the museum. The exhibition Acts of Secrecy – DC-3 that disappeared received the award Exhibition of the Year 2010.

The exhibition Expecting the worst – Sweden during the Cold War tells of the cold war and how it affected Sweden, its policy and citizens. Be nostalgic in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s interiors and see how the Folkesson family lived during the ongoing threat from the east.

Children and family

Flygvapenmuseum is a place for both children and adults. There is something for everyone!

In Flight Lab, the museum's science center, children and adults, regardless of previous experience, can learn more about flight in the exciting experimental stations. Build an airplane, test how it is to stand in the middle of a storm or fly a JAS 39 Gripen fire fighter in our simulator. Like flying for real. You can also explore the museum together with the mascots Drakel and Viggo. What will they find, among all the aircrafts and weird gadgets?

Flygvapenmuseum was awarded Museum of the Year 2011.

Contact information

Carl Cederströms gata 2
Phone: +46-134959700


Opening hours

Daily 11:00-17:00

Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-17:00
Monday closed

Late opening Wednesdays until 20:00 all year round

Also open Mondays during local school holidays.

Price information

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Free admission for children and adolescents up to 18 years.

Adult: 80 SEK

Student and senior citizen (even disability pensioner): $ 50

50% discount to members of the Swedish cultural heritage.

25% discount to military comrade compounds flotilla museums and other museums.

Public transportation


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Air Force Museum in Malmslätt, about 7 miles west of the center of Linköping. By car from E4: Select exit 111 from E4 and follow the signs for about the 34th Brown and white signs landmark then shows the way to the museum. By bus from Linköping travel center: Take the bus number 13 from the travel center to the museum. Stop "Air Force Museum" is located directly outside the museum. By Bike: There are bike paths all the way from Linköping city center to the Air Force Museum.


Conference facilities
Credit cards accepted
Fully-licensed restaurant
Microwave oven
Suitable for disabled persons
Children’s menu