Agricultural engineering & tractor museum in Linköping
The Agricultural Machinery and Tractor Museum Odalmannens Museum is located on the grounds of the historic Valla Gård estate, which belongs to the extensive open-air museum Gamla Linköping on the western outskirts of the provincial capital Linköping.
The Odalmannens Museum occupies two large barns on the grounds of Valla Gård and is located in the immediate vicinity of the carriage museum Westmanska Vagnmuseet and the Tekniska Verkens Museum, the museum of the local municipal utilities. The Odalmannens Museum has both a large collection of historical agricultural equipment and machinery and an extensive collection of classic tractors.
The Collection in the Odalmannens Museum
The museum in its entirety originates from the former agricultural machinery factory Odal Maskin AB in Norrköping, which donated its museum in 1994 to the Municipality Linköping for installation in Valla Gård. The entire collection consists of around 4,000 exhibits, which provide a good overview of the development of agricultural equipment and machinery in Sweden from the 18th to the middle of the 20th century.
In the rear hall, seen from the path, there is the collection with all kinds of equipment that was used for farm work as well as in rural households. The range extends from all types of tools, shovels, hoes, saws and ploughs to hand- and motor-driven threshing boxes, centrifuges, household appliances and much more.
Historical tractors in the Odalmannens Museum
In the front hall there are around 40 historic and well restored tractors on display, most of which are ready to drive. They show a cross-section of the development history of tractors from the 1920s to the end of the 1950s.
Among them are several veterans of the Swedish manufacturers Munktells and Volvo and the American manufacturer Mc Cormick is also represented with several different models. The remainder is distributed among models from different manufacturers, including also Case, John Deere and Fordson.
Odalmannens Museum: Opening hours & admission
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
Last update: 07/2019 | Errors and omissions excepted.