๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Vasa Museumย ย 

Vasa Museum , Stockholm

Planning to visit the Vasa Museum? Check out our information below!

Information:

The Vasa Museum is one of the most famous sights in Stockholm. The museum is built entirely around the ship the Vasa. Until the 1960s, it lay on the seabed, but is now on display at the Vasa Museum. The ship is 69 metres long and more than 95% of it is original and decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. With three magnificent protruding masts protruding through the museum’s roof, the museum can be seen from afar.

The ship was commissioned by King Gustav in the 17th century to stop foreign invaders. It never served that purpose, as Vasa sank shortly after its launch. Some 333 years later, in 1961, the ship was brought to the surface and restored to its former state. Today, the Vasa is the only 17th-century ship in the world still preserved in its entirety and therefore the best-visited museum in Scandinavia, with more than a million visitors a year.

Opening hours:

The Vasa Museum is open every day of the year from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Photographer: Marcel Kessler by Pixabay

Tips and Tricks!

Here are some tips you should know before visiting the Vasa Museum.

  • A tour around the ship takes about 25 minutes and the price is included in the entrance fee.
  • The museum revolves solely around the Vasa, but even if you are not a history or boat enthusiast, it can be a great experience to learn not only about the Vasa itself, but also about a part of Swedish history.
Photographer: Laurin Berli by Pexels

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  1. It is a great museum. We’ve been there many times. For English speakers I can mention that Wasa is pronounced as Vasa or “Vaasaa”. At the museum bookstore I bought a children’s book called the Wasa (Vasa) Pig. It was about a Pig who was brought on board to eventually be eaten. However, the ship sank and everyone died except the pig, whose life was saved. Whatever the intent of the book was my daughter was terrified of boats after reading that.

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