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Vasa Museum, Stockholm

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 18,000+ reviews on the web
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 museum is basically based on failure, but it is quite impressive. The view from the first time you enter the museum is astonishing. Massive ship that would be difficult to imagine if it wasn't as ...  read more »
  • Ship excavated of the sea, preserved in perfect condition, with no visible damage. Moved 2 miles, due to a bad selection of ballast sank along with the crew. The sad story. The ship had taken part in the battle of Oliwa.
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  • Super Museum of a boat that was sank makes more than three centuries and is magnificently preserved. Very good and original Museum
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  • Enjoyed our time. Need a least an hour and a half. Easy to walk at your own pace. Ages 0-18 are free (bonus for families). They have a free audio guide, a great movie that my kids enjoyed as well as me. Guided tour is included as well. Good exhibits to learn from. One of my favorite was at the exit where they showed world events happening at the time of the ship sinking. Great area to walk around after. Can take the ferry to get there as part of the metro system.
  • A wonderful experience but all too short as we were on a coach tour. The ship is in amazing condition. The displays are well thought out and presented. Concerned there is no security around the museum where there are so many people and I had a a bracelet stolen outside waiting for the bus so be careful.
  • dont bother. Im sure to the Swedish a museum devoted to their Titanic and Mary Rose rolled into one is evocative bit to anyone else its an expensive mistake. Admire the building from outside and spend time elsewhere
  • A pretty spectacular sight to behold! I knew little to nothing about the ship prior to visiting, but the way the museum is laid out is very straightforward with a lot of easily digestible information. I love the open aspect of it being one big room spread over several floors. A definite must in my book!
  • It's great to be able to assemble back a ship like this one! The result is stunning. If you liked pirates of the Carribean you need to visit thhis!
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