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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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  • This is one of the coolest museums I have been in. The Vasa is huge and the museum has five different levels around the ship to give you different views. The accurately painted scale model of the...  more »
  • The Vasa Museum is a jaw dropping experience from start to finish. Visitors are dwarfed by the massive, 98% intact ship. Absolutely incredible.  more »
  • Stunning museum. A big plus for the fact that they have included a section dedicated to women’s role in the era the museum covers. Loved the fact that due to the pandemic, less people than normal...  more »
  • The best museum I have ever been in my life! The main subject is the boat, but you can find a lot of information about Sweden’s history, and be amazed by what this boat gave us as learning! It’s not only about the extremely well preserved boat, you also have the chance of appreciating the environment it was build in, and feel like you’re at that time. Everything is amazing! I strongly recommend the visiting, and please spend the whole afternoon and enjoy the dubbed films at the auditoriums.
  • Wonderful experience, entertaining and educational. My daughter loved it. There wete many opportunities to feel as if part of the life of the people then. There were educational movies in many languages, places where one can climb the match, or board the ship, hear the sounds. Although there were tons of people it was well organized and easy to navigate. Definitely worth visiting.
  • It was the best museum, i went with my class and we understood a lot of stuff and had a great time! Great place for fun and learning! I maybe have given a bird outside the place a little bit of bread and made a bunch of birds attack us but... its fun! One of the best memories with the whole class and will never forget it!
  • After the sinking, the huge wooden sailing vessel "Vasa" was raised, and its appearance at that time has been completely reproduced. In modern times, there are many simple ships with decorations everywhere, all of which have been restored. At that time, it looked very colorful. The materials on display are full of creativity not only on board, but also on the tools used in architecture, technology, and images. Personally, I was worried if the toilet is for unisex..
  • The major ship showcase is brilliant! One could spend hours just staring at it. We didn’t get an opportunity to watch the movie because of the timings but other displays of life on board and embellishments on the C Vasa ship were amazing. Worth a visit!

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