Since the spring of 1999, the Aeroseum Foundation has been committed to preserving the Swedish Royal Air Force bunkers located at Säve Depot, next to Göteborg City airport. As part of 'Göteborg city of events' a centre for experiencing living aviation will come to life Aeroseum.
The site consists of two rock shelters, one measuring 8,000 square metres and one of 22,000 sqm. The larger, home of the Aeroseum, was built in the early 1950s is nearly 30 metres below ground. Both were built as protective hangars for the contemporary Göta Wing (F 9) of the Royal Swedish Air Force. As the site is part
of the national cultural heritage it is pending a cultural memorial
All the central and local authorities affected have been briefed on the activities planned. The Swedish Defence Ministry is positive to Aeroseum and handed over the greater hangar on January 1st, 2003, and contribute with a one-of payment.
Since January 1, 2008, Aeroseum is part of a national network called Swedish Military Heritage. This means that the National Defence Museum gives us economical and other support.
cultural site will show the history and development of aviation
from Icarus to contemporary fixed and rotary wing flight, civilian
and military, Swedish and international.
Aeroseum aims to provide a centre for experiencing flying, so you
can enjoy the atmosphere and feel of aircraft with all your senses.
As well as being able to see the exhibits, visitors may also build, help restore, take virtual flights or an actual flight in classic planes and helicopters. In the natural beauty above the bunker a flight-themed knowledge park will be constructed.
All exhibits will be presented in an modern educational format to stimulate curiosity and encourage experimentation. We want to awaken children's interest in Technology and the Natural Sciences and here they can study how theory is translated into practice. Aeroseum is already actively participating with many educational services.
Corporations, authorities and societies can entertain customers, employees or members with a variety of activities. (See Events & Conference)
Aeroseum will offer memorable experiences not previously accessible to the public, among other things, flights in classic aeroplanes and helicopters
are convinced that Aeroseum will grow to be a major tourist attraction,
not only locally and regionally, but also on a national and international
welcome donations, sponsors and business partners interested in
participation and in assisting in the preservation and conservation,
the presentation, development and vitalization, of making lifelike
this global cultural aviation heritage. (More on Sponsorship)
Illustration of the rock hangar with current and planned exhibitions (click on the image).
Vigggen fighter inside the underground hangar.
List of aircraft currently at the Aeroseum
impression of an Aviation Theme Park on top of the rock - see also