Earlier this year I visited the Castle and Cathedral Museum in Linköping. It’s a small museum situated in parts of the castle and with 50 SEK and an hour to spare it’s well worth a visit.

The museum was focused on two points of time; the 13th century with Birger Jarl and the 16th century with Gustav Vasa and Bishop Hans Brask. A collection of archeological finds made in the city is on display and well-built models of the castle. Ceramics, textiles and other household items are among the things on display.

These are a few of the things that caught my eye:

A shoe in very good condition from the 13th century.

Metal fittings from a book. Take a closer look at the decorative pattern (probably 13th century).

A knife with a leather sheath, needles and a thimble (13th century).

Linen hose found in the privet... (15th century)

Window glass from Linköping Cathedral, from the end of the 13th century.

Click on the pictures for a larger view and please visit the museum webpage for more information: http://lsdm.se/ They have several photos as well as a summary in english.