Linköpings Castle- and Cathedral museum

During summer the museum has a daily open guided tour at 11:00 . Price 60 sek


Welcome to a Medieval Museum of Linköping Cathedral and the story of the Bishop’s Estate that became a castle.


Linköping Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in the Nordic countries. The construction started in the 1220s and it is one of Northern Europe’s best preserved medieval cathedrals. The museum tells about the history of the cathedral and the origins of the diocese and development from the 12th century. Linköping diocese, the bishops and the cathedral were the origins of the city of Linköping’s emergence in the Middle Ages.

Linköping Castle was originally built as a bishop estate to later become a royal palace and the governor’s residence. In recent years, extensive archaeological investigations have been carried out in the castle and a completely new picture of the building’s history has emerged. Recent findings show that the oldest part of the building dates back to the 12th century.


Bishop Bengt’s tower room

Under the tower room’s medieval arches, there is an opportunity to see the results of the archaeological excavations in the castle’s history. Here is also Bishop’s Estate and the cathedral’s oldest history depicted using models. The powerful Folkunga dynasty is also presented in the tower.

The treasure chamber

The museum’s treasure chamber displays the cathedral’s very beautiful fabrics and unique silver objects from the Middle Ages and onwards. Among other things, there is an oblate plate with crusader Nils Turesson Bielke’s coat of arms.


The Main Hall

In the Main Hall, we encounter the castle in 17th century guise. King Gustav Vasa and his sons Charles IX and John III at this time had transformed the bishop’s house into a magnificent Renaissance castle. It also has original parts from the cathedral’s beautiful south portal from the 14th century.

The Vasa room

In the Vasa room, we meet Bishop Hans Brask and King Gustav Vasa at a Christmas dinner in 1523. The old Catholic advocate is engaged in a lively discussion with the young Reformation proponent about the religious and political state of the country. The dynamic Hans Brask was bishop of the Diocese of Linköping between 1513-1527.


The museum is open weekly:

wednesday-sunday 12.00-16.00


Adults: 60 kr

Students: 40 kr

Children 7-18 years: 30 kr

Welcome to contact us for more information.

013-12 23 80