Swedish churches and their treasures all hold a story. Through the centuries, they have gathered memories of people’s lives – people who believed, sought, doubted, designed the churches, hammered the silver and sewed the vestments. The exhibition Heaven is here shows you some of these stories. Around 50 art treasures are on loan from churches, libraries and museums in Uppsala diocese, and bring the stories to life once again in Uppsala Cathedral.

Sweden has one of the world’s finest collections of mediaeval sacred art. Objects that were created to make the presence of God real and tangible. I hope this exhibition will be a memorable experience for all, old and young, from Uppsala and elsewhere – everyone with an interest in history, art, existential questions or the church.

Lars Åstrand, canon precentor, Uppsala Cathedral