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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. Using our custom trip planner, Stockholm attractions like Vasa Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Museum very interesting, different, with very good explanations of the time and of the boat, that is impressive. Worth a visit and see the surrounding area.
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  • The Vasa Museum is well worth a visit while in Stockholm. The story of the Vasa is very interesting.  more »
  • I won't spoil anything but seriously, the museum can best be described as "something you'd never find in the USA" or "exhibit a: the humble swede." The ticket isn't expensive, and I could have easily ...  more »
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  • Very good museum with the restored Vasa war ship that is amazing to see in today's date. We had to wait in line for tickets for about 20 minutes (it was Saturday noon) and after getting in, you are treated to the visual spectacle of the Vasa. The museum also includes a short theatre where you can see a film to learn more about the Vasa's history (in multiple languages). There are guided tours in a couple of languages which detail out some additional history. Overall a wonderful place where you can easily spend a couple of hours. Recommended in you are in town!
  • Very interesting. The free guided tour was overcrowded and hard to listen to as the people did not spread evenly for everybody to come in close. Guide could have paid attention to that. We left the tour and explored it by ourselves. Rating 5 as I was very impressed.
  • Great museum. Vasa is one of the most amazing attractions I've seen. That they were able to save such and old ship in this condition is just amazing. Usually when you go to a museum like this the ship is a wreck, and really damaged. But here the ship is almost completed. A most extraordinary sight!
  • What an absolutely amazing Musuem! I wasn't sure since everyone talks about it so much, if it was going to be very touristy, but it wasn't any more than any other Museum and the boat itself is absolutely worth going to and seeing. The way the museum is laid out you can easily see the boat from many different angles and the restoration work and exhibitions that go along with the boat are also worth looking at. If you go, definitely use your phone to listen to an audio tour as you peruse through the museum.
  • It's an impressive place - from the perspective of work done to build that mammoth of a galleon, to retrieve it from the sea bottom and then to put it all back together. Definitely worth visiting. Take a walk around it afterwards - surroundings are pretty, too (and you could take a ferry to a nearby island or historical centre afterwards)