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Vasa Museum

Galarvarvsvagen 14 | Djurgarden, Stockholm 115 21, Sweden
08-519 548 00
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Ranked #1 of 161 Attractions in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Vasa Ship Museum is home to one of the most complete and best preserved shipwrecks in the world. It is really an awesome sight. Don't miss it.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Oslo, Norway
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The story of this ship is fascinating, there is no difference of opinion there. What makes this an excellent attraction is the way it is displayed, and how it is supported with other exhibitions. The additional exhibitions is a great supplement to the story of the ship itself and the king who ordered it. There are frequent guided tours to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Great museum, fun interactions with sets, pictures and paraphernalia, informative and interesting, definitely recommend it to everyone!

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Tallinn, Estonia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

It's truly unique experience to see this old ship in person - its huge and you could feel that it was made almost 4 centuries ago. Ticket price is inexpensive (children free, adult 130 SEK) and well worth it. Plan to spend at least 1 hour to observe the ship and watch documentary about it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This exhibit is remarkable. Remarkable that this ship was ever built; such size, detailed carving and endeavour in its construction; remarkable that it lay at the bottom of the harbour for 300 years and remarkable that some 92% of the original has been able to be preserved. A real insight into the life, war and technology in the 17th Century.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I wasn't terribly interested when my friend suggested we visit the Vasa Museum... until I walked in and saw it; then, I was gobsmacked! The Vasa, constructed in Stockholm at the navy yard under a contract with private entrepreneurs in 1626–1627 and armed primarily with bronze cannons cast in Stockholm specifically for the ship, was richly decorated as a symbol... More

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White Plains, NY US
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This museum gives you the opportunity to go back hundreds of years in a very authentic way to view artifacts and an amazing ship. Like nothing else you will see.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A visit to this museum is a must, especially for those who like sailing. The wonderfully preserved Vasa dominates the entire bottom floor, and the surrounding mezzanine levels have fabulous displays of life on board [complete with well-preserved articles from the boat] and in Stockholm at the time. There is a very worthwhile movie that should be mandatory on entry,... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The story of the Vasa, a great and mighty warship that was designed to be the scourge of the Baltic Sea has a sad ending. Little did the naval architects realize that the ship was so top heavy and had a shallow draft, so when it was launched, it capsized and sunk. It lay in the deep mud of the... More

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The museum really is the ship. There's lots of other stuff, but it's all related to the ship. It's really cool that it's preserved. Unfortunately, the ship doesn't have a very interesting history; It's mostly comical. It sank on it's maiden voyage and never made it out of the harbor.

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Ross-on-Wye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Amazing warship built 1628 and due to high winds catching its sails it was blown over and sank on its maiden voyage before reaching the open sea It lay on the sea bed for 300 years until it was discovered and brought to the surface in 1950s. It is extremely well preserved due to the brackish water which did not... More

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