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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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  • The Vasa museum is built around the sailing ship built for the King in 1628. It sailed just over 1000 meters before it sank. It strayed on the bottom for 333 years before being raised. The size is alm...  more »
  • Can't rave about this exhibit enough. If you have the time and can spend 3 hours here, it may not be enough. The museum is masterful. The Vasa is in incredible shape.There are several levels to walk a...  more »
  • A visit to the Vasa museum was a must on my list of places to visit whilst in Stockholm. We joined the long queue on a hot Saturday afternoon, but only had to wait about 20 minutes to get in. I knew a...  more »
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  • This is one of the few museums in Stockholm that are not free. That being said, it was worth every pretty. It was around the equivalent $15. The museum has everything you need to know about the Vasa (hence the name), As I was touring they made an announcement for a guided tour in English and it was worth it as well. I am pretty sure they have guided tours in other languages so you should probably check for times if you are interested in a tour.
  • Very cool, very well done museum. Even if you only have a little time, the short film (shown in multiple languages throughout the day, all with English subtitles when not in English) is very well done and a short 20 minute tour makes it even better. The ship is very interesting and worth seeing
  • Very stunning ship with interesting history. We used audio guide from the link provided at the info. And explored this museum at our pace. That said the audio guide was very interesting and informative as well as the exhibits themselves. Definitely recommend
  • This museum is truly amazing. It's brilliant. When you enter, you are faced with the most astonishing boat you will probably ever see. And it's from the 1600's. If you think about it, it's just mind-blowing that you managed construct a boat (or anything else for that matter) of that size, 400 years ago. The ship itself is well conserved and you can see many details of something that they found 400-year-old loose parts of, at the bottom of the sea, and puzzled together. Moreover, there are lots of interesting objects conserved from the boat such as: skeletons, food, personal items etc The story behind it is also very fascinating and extremely sad. Come here to learn it. It's unique to say the least.
  • Absolutely fantastic museum, totally intriguing from the moment you step inside. Beautifully laid out and very informative - it wasn't busy when we were there and we spent a good 2 hrs here. A unique and incredible museum to a fantastic piece of maritime history.

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Where to stay in Stockholm

Glitzy Stockholm provides an abundance of high-end four-star hotels and international chains that come with a reputation of being pricey and feature a distinguished Scandinavian design. You can save yourself a little money by searching out the discounts these hotels often offer. If you're looking for something more affordable, consider the medium-priced hotels north of the Old Town. The least-expensive options lie near Central Station. Since offerings tend to be more affordable the farther you go from the city center, you'll serve yourself well to find a spot near public transport. Hostels in the city tend to fill up fast, so book online in advance. Many of hotels offer the
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