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Vasa Museum, Stockholm

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See the only preserved 17th-century ship in the world at Vasa Museum, the most-visited museum in Scandinavia. This maritime museum on the island of Djurgården displays a 64-gun warship that sank during its maiden voyage in 1628. The structure on exhibit is almost the complete ship from the wreck, which was decorated with hundreds of original carved sculptures. After decades of restoration work (the ship was salvaged in 1961), the museum opened in 1990. Today more than a million tourists visit the site annually to view the ship's 10 exhibitions in 13 different languages. Work out when and for how long to visit Vasa Museum and other Stockholm attractions using our handy Stockholm tour builder app.
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  • My wife and I felt that the Vasa Museum was pretty overrated. The ship itself is very impressive but we didn’t like how the place was laid out and organized. We found it very confusing and didn’t... 
    My wife and I felt that the Vasa Museum was pretty overrated. The ship itself is very impressive but we didn’t like how the place was laid out and organized. We found it very confusing and didn’t...  more »
  • If you don’t see anything else, you must visit Vasa museum. It has the only Viking ship that has been perfectly preserved with mostly original pieces. The museum is a great place to not only see the.....  more
    If you don’t see anything else, you must visit Vasa museum. It has the only Viking ship that has been perfectly preserved with mostly original pieces. The museum is a great place to not only see the.....  more »
  • Uuquestionably the highlight of my trip was a visit to this museum , beautifully located on the island of Djurgården My first sight of this huge ,magnificent ,doomed 17th century warship was... 
    Uuquestionably the highlight of my trip was a visit to this museum , beautifully located on the island of Djurgården My first sight of this huge ,magnificent ,doomed 17th century warship was...  more »
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  • Visited here our first day in Stockholm. Was super cool to see such a large ship on display inside. It really takes you by surprise when you first walk in! The amount of details in the ship is amazing. And to think how old it is and how long it spent underwater… Bought tickets on site and didn’t wait in any line. My only complaint is the lighting. It seems very dim which makes it difficult to see the details and interior. I don’t know if it’s due to the preservation but brighter lights would be more beneficial. Even adding some lights inside the ship would make it easier to see inside when you’re looking through the open areas. I like how there’s several different levels to see the various angles. It wasn’t too crowded inside which was nice and there was a lot of history and reading on other parts. All in all, it was a great time spending a couple hours here and I recommend it to others!
  • Really nice museum. Nice interior design and smartly built around the ship for different viewing experiences. Very cool to see the different equipments they had and the story behind them. There is a digital tour of the ship on some tablets that was really interesting and well built. The ship itself is very well preserved and truly a work of art and ingenuity. Must be seen in person!
  • The best value for your dollar. Every well done. The displays are great. The museum goes out of it's way to give you a great experience. The ship is incredibly well preserved. This is a must see if you are touring Stockholm. Get there early as you can spend a good chunk of your day going through the museum if you would like. The restaurant is also a great break from the tour. The food is great!
  • Amazing that the Vasa was restored. Amazing to see it. The short introductory movie was great. After that???? I was done. Thankful I didn’t wait on a long line to enter. But, obviously, according to the opinions other reviewers, I’m in the minority. If you only have a short amount of time on Stockholm, I’d pass if the queue is long.
  • Great museum. Super helpful staff. Nice clean bathrooms. A fair admission price for adults. Remember that this is a bigger museum than you may first think when you enter. If checking everything out and reading much of the information you can easily spend three hours here, assuming you include a 20-30 minute break for coffee or drinks etc.

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