The historic installations at Säve consist of two rock chambers of 22,000 and 8,000 square metres respectively. The larger chamber, which is currently occupied by the Aeroseum, was completed in 1955, and descends to 100 feet underground. The rock chamber was constructed for No. 9 Wing (F9) of the Swedish Air Force, known as Göta Flygflottilj. The installations belong to our national cultural inheritance.

Since 1 January 2008 Aeroseum has been included in the Swedish Military Heritage network (Sveriges Militärhistoriska Arv - SMHA). This means that we receive financial and other support from the National Swedish Museums of Military History (Statens Försvarshistoriska Museer - SFHM).


In the historic aviation facility that is the Aeroseum the history and development of aviation are presented - from Icarus to today's modern aircraft, helicopters and other flying machines, both civilian and military, national and international.

The Aeroseum is a hands-on aviation activity centre, where you can experience this special environment and the sense of flying with all your senses. Visitors are able, apart from seeing the displayed aircraft and aviation-oriented items, to construct, restore, virtually fly and even actually fly old aircraft and helicopters. An aviation-oriented experience park is planned in the lovely natural area above the underground hangar.

The displays are presented in experience-based, experimental and educational formats. We want to stimulate the interest  of children and young people in technology and scientific subjects.

The Aeroseum offers experiences that have not previously been available to the general public, including flying in vintage aircraft and helicopters.

Artists impression of possible exteriors / Perssons Pixlar
The future aviation-oriented knowledge park above the hangar is at present an idea - see also the animated image (Flash).


Impression of Aeroseum rock hangar / Perssons Pixlar

The sketch shows the underground hangar itself with existing and planned displays (click on the image).

SAAB 37 Viggen in Aeroseum / Daniel Karlsson
A Viggen fighter aircraft in one of the access tunnels leading to the hangar.
A List of aircraft currently held inside the Aeroseum


The conservation of a former military underground aircraft hangar in its original condition, of historical national cultural value.

The preservation and presentation of aviation history and development from Icarus to today's modern flying machines, both civilian and military, national and international.

The gathering and encouragement of all who are interested in technical history and development.

Interaction with schools in order to stimulate technical interest among children and young people.

The creation of an aviation-oriented underground experience centre and park of knowledge within Gothenburg's future events centre.

The provision of a base for the renovation and flying of vintage aircraft, vintage helicopters and other flying machines.

The creation of an aviation activity centre that will be unique.

The Italian fighter J 11 CR 42 at Säve 1943

The old underground hangar for Kungliga Göta Flygflottilj (The Royal Göta Aircraft Wings), F 9 (No. 9 Wing) Säve, inaugurated as long ago as 1942. According to the Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet) the world´s first and oldest of its type. This picture from 1943 shoes a J11 fighter aircraft being rolled out.

  SAAB J 29 Flying Barrel at the new Säve bunker in 1958

The new and much larger deep underground hangar was built during the Cold War while there was a nuclear weapons threat. This picture of the J29 Flying Barrel was taken in 1958, three years after the underground hangar was opened

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