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The Wasa Museum

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Where
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Address
Galärvarvsvägen 14
Type
Sight
Location
City

Description

The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69 meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory. The three masts on the roof outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts. Today the Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, with over one million visitors a year. There are nine different exhibitions around the ship to tell about life on board the ship. The film about the Vasa is shown in 16 different languages. In addition there is a well-stocked shop and a pleasant restaurant. Tours of the museum take place every day.

Surroundings

  • Airport
  • Beach
  • Desert
  • Downtown
  • Farm
  • Forest
  • Harbour
  • Jungle
  • Lake
  • Marina
  • Mountain
  • Rainforest
  • Sea
  • Wine yard

Sight themes

  • Amusement park
  • Architecture
  • Castle
  • Church
  • Historic
  • Landmark
  • Mausoleum
  • Monastary
  • Mosque
  • Museum
  • Royal
  • Synagoge
  • Temple
  • Theatre
  • Theme park
  • Zoo

Prices

Adults
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(posted 2013-06-15)
Very interesting museum. The ship is well preserved.
misko
2 reviews
My rating: 4/5