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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  • Very impressive and definitely a must see. I admit I didn't really realize how big those warships were until I saw this one in front of me. The ship is well presented and the museum provides great context around it, in a way that is easy to follow and never boring. Also the museum is nicely accessible even with impaired mobility: there are many elevators and the place is easy to navigate.
  • 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.
  • This was an incredible place to visit. The ship is larger than life and amazing to see up close. There are 6 floors you can view it from, and there are tours every few hours in different languages, which are included in admission. There's plenty to see besides the ship, explaining how it was found, pulled up, and other info about the ship and it's components. My husband and I visited with our 1.5 year old. It's fine for kids, but not geared toward them. My son mostly ran around and had a good time. We had a stroller which was a bit awkward, but there is a large elevator that can be used to get to the other floors. And there was a family bathroom for changing.
  • This place is amazing, I highly recommend it. The Vasa (the name of the ship this museum is built to house) is extremely well preserved and they have done an excellent job of restoring it. The sheer size of it is amazing. There are 7 floors total you can walk up with a wealth of information relating to the Vasa and life in the navy at the time. Set aside a good few hours for this as you'll need time to enjoy it all.
  • This museum was really interesting. Being able to see a warship from this era and with a unique background, makes this a must see in Stockholm. The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They went out of their way to answer any question and were very kind. This is a very well ran museum and it shows. I’d gladly recommend to anyone interested in seeing a unique museum.
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