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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  • Were in this museum with a teenage daughter. Decided to go there, read the story of this ship on the Internet. It was interesting to see this historic "trophy" with your own eyes. Entrance to the museum rooms (like all in Stockholm), so 7 floors visit it is necessary. I was particularly impressed with computer graphics, recreating the appearance of people whose remains were found on the ship. Please note that if you are going to study very carefully the entire Exposition (all 7 floors), the time you take it decently. The Museum has a café that is, eat where to eat. The Museum will be interesting both to adults and children. Highly recommend to visit.
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  • Beautiful and imposing. Nice all around the Museum and beautiful references at the time and to the protagonists of the vessel.
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  • Very cool museum and the Vasa is a great ship. The ship is huge and the restoration process is cool along with the information about the people that died when the ship sank.  more »
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  • One of its kind! It’s very interesting and informative. Although if one searches for information about this museum or the Vasa ship on the internet, it is easily available and yet it is not the same thing as going in there and investing in time and go through all of it in person. A lot of effort has been invested worth admiration and it triggers the button of imagination of the visitors. The staff were helpful. They have good guides too! Highly recommended.
  • There's an incredible giant viking boat that was rescued 333 years after having sunk on its first battle against Denmark. Vikings were so impressive, their ship which was recovered after being sunk for so many years years is simply mesmerizing. It's 98% original and only 2% restored. The paintings and details on its model that show how the ship was on its glorious days are just breathtaking! The richness and status shown in such a remarkable piece of the viking culture are wonderful. There are also some other interesting pieces of information in the museum, making it really a must go for anyone who visits Stockholm.
  • The most popular museum in Stockholm. Well worth a visit. Make sure to take a guided tour and watch the 20 minute film. They have regular showings and tours in many languages. Arrive early to avoid the crowds although the museum does a great job accommodating many. Kids up to 18 are free and there are numerous activities for all ages. Great staff and gift shop too.
  • The Vasa was an early 17th century warship which sank on it's maiden voyage. It has since been raised and now has a museum built around it. The museum is full of interesting information including life on board ship, the human remains found on board, the preservation etc, all in multiple languages. But the main attraction is the Vasa itself, it is incredible. If you've ever seen the Mary Rose this is much, much better preserved. It is basically the entire ship, almost entirely original. The level of detail on the wooden carvings after 400 years is remarkable. I could seriously have spent a whole day just looking at the boat. I highly recommend.
  • The museum is interesting with a solid behind the scenes story regarding the ship itself and the events that lead to it's demise. The ship itself is magnificent considering its age and the detailed information you can find on most things surrounding the ship is interesting. A bit haunting to see the stories of those recovered from the wreck but still very interesting. An very good way to spend an hour or two.
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