About the museum
Museum manager: Lilliann Gilmark
Tel: +46 (0) 73-8550031
Administrator: Anita Gustavsson
Telefon: 0143-100 31
Mailing address: Box 38
592 21 Vadstena
We also have summer employees and guides. They can be contacted through the museum.
The museum is managed by the non-profit association Birgittastiftelsen (The Birgitta Foundation). Its members are found everywhere in Sweden and even abroad. The aim of Birgittastiftelsen is to spread the word about Saint Birgitta’s life and work as well as to look after the buildings in the convent area In addition to managing the museum, it also supports and publishes research papers.
Birgittastiftelsen was founded in 1920 when the first plans to move the hospital from the convent area were drafted. Great concern arose that the cultural assets of the convent area would be destroyed. From the 1930’s until today, Birgittastiftelsen has been engaged in renovations and making the convent area more accessible.
Solbritt Benneth is the chairman of the foundation.
Every year, the Saint Birgitta’s award is given to a Saint Birgitta scholar.
The museum is funded via visitors, grant applications and donations. It does receive some public contributions.
The convent buildings, Saint Birgitta and the Bridgettine Order are objects of interest for researchers in many parts of the world.
Currently there are research projects dealing with
The roof trusses
The museum is a member of Societas Birgitta Europa. A network for places with Birgittine monasterys.