St. Ragnhilds Gille Söderköping


St. Ragnhilds Gille is the regional-history society of Söderköping. It was founded in the 1918th. Activities include the management of the City Historical Museum, lecture evenings, exhibitions, workshops, publication of yearbooks and local historical literature and management of document repositories, archives and newspaper archives as the basis for research.

The association has about 800 members.


City Historical Museum.

Permanent exhibition about development of Söderköping during more than 800 years. Also temporary exhibitions. During its almost 100-year the society has received objects and archival material to cherish. Some are part of the permanent exhibition, some in historic buildings at Korskullen and others are held for use in temporary exhibitions.

The old school.

Museum and other association premises are situated in the city's oldest school building with the address of Gamla Skolgatan 10. Already in the 1500s it was used as a school. One of the old school halls are now used to the assembly hall Trivialen.

Yearbooks and local historical literature.

Yearbooks have been published since 1922. St Ragnhilds Gille has also published several local history books - the latest photo book Söderkoping Nu och Då (Now and Then). The books are on display at the museum.

Research Opportunities

Documents, newspaper archives, archives and publications about local history are rich sources for local history and genealogy. The document repository is located at Municipal Archives (Kommunarkivet) and available for research during the daytime. Book an appointment on phone 0121 - 183 24

Newspaper Archive.

From the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s, Soderkoping was endowed with local newspapers. The museum's ground floor contains a newspaper archive to research by appointment.

Photo Archives.

At   is an archive of over 16,000 old images from Söderköping. Opportunities are available to order high resolution copies.


St. Ragnhilds Gille is allowed to use historical buildings (Fiskartorpet, the windmill, Lofthuset) and organizes guided tours and showings of the craft.

Annual Program.

Program Sheet with the annual program can be fetched from Stinsen (the Tourist information) and the Museum. The program is also available for download at the organisations site.

If you wont more information, please send us your Email. .

Contact information

S:t Ragnhilds Gille
Gamla Skolgatan 10
Phone: +46-12121484


Opening hours

City History Museum is open daily (except midsummer) during the months of June, July and August. Groups are also welcome according to special agreement. For details see the City History Museum.


|Translated by Google translation|
The museum is located in the church park east of the St. Laurentius church