Vasa Museum
Vasa Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the seabed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. Today Vasa is the world's only preserved 17th century ship.
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Neighborhood: Djurgården & Djurgårdsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of nature and an abundance of museums, while being located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take endless walks through a beautiful park landscape without having to leave the city, but also offers an incredible range of entertainment facilities, such as an open air museum which specializes in the Swedish way of life pre-industrialization, the renowned Vasa Museum with its legendary sailing ship, and Sweden’s most famous amusement park Gröna Lund, which is more than a 100 years old.
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  • Stanislava O
    Sofia, Bulgaria64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience a 17th century saga!
    The museum was bigger than we expected, it is enormous with 4 levels of amazing engineering ingenuity. We bought our tickets online which save us some time waiting in line. There is a free audio guide available in several languages for the whole exhibition which you can use by connecting to the free wifi. This museum is a must see attraction! It is probably our favorite in Stockholm 😍
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • TravelBug-Greggy
    Los Angeles, California98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST SEE IN STOCKHOLM
    I’m not a museum person. I usually walk thru exhibits without ever stopping. It’s just not my thing. The Vasa Museum changed me. I was in amazement the moment I stepped into the building. This is rudely an experience anyone visiting Stockholm should plan for. Give yourself apx 2 hours to see the entire exhibit. A great video explains the history of the shipwreck and how it is todays reality. Don’t miss the video. Have a great time.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2023
  • Sarah M
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Details about our visit
    I recently visited this museum and I highly recommend it! However, be sure to get there right at opening time, otherwise, it gets packed pretty quickly. Additionally, I suggest ordering your tickets online beforehand to make things easier and avoid waiting in long lines. If you have an older adult in your family, look into the senior citizen age in Sweden to see if you qualify for any discounts. If you're a student, make sure to bring your ID to save some money. I would definitely recommend doing a guided tour - it was really informational and the perfect amount of time. Even if you're not typically a gift shop person, I encourage you to check this one out, especially if you're from the US - the prices are shockingly cheap. Overall, it was a great experience and I'm glad I went.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • William M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom605 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable
    The ship itself is a quite jaw dropping spectacle but it’s the exhibits and displays that elevate this museum to another level. It’s so well thought out and interesting. Lots to see and experience. Even the cafe is amazing! An absolute must see when in Stockholm.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • dttclayton
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic visit!
    This museum doesn't disappoint! I am not a ship nut, but this ship is AMAZING. It kept me mesmerized for several hours. I couldn't believe the beautiful carvings and the size of the ship for the period! How they got it up and preserved as it is just boggles the mind. Too bad the design was flawed and it sank. What a gorgeous ship it must have been that day. I highly recommend going to this museum if in Stockholm.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 31, 2023
  • effyes
    Cochrane, Canada145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible!!
    This museum is done incredibly well! You wonder how much there is to do/see at a museum dedicated to ONE boat but there is so much! Not only was it a feat to save this boat from the bottom of the water but what a feat it must have been to create this museum. You can go 6 levels up to see the ship from top to bottom, each level has little exhibits with things found with the boat and some recreations of what cabins would have looked liked, etc. There's also so much info into what the symbolism of the statues and figurines all over would have meant, it's just so interesting! There's a free audio guide you can access from your own phone so bring headphones! The movie they play in the theater is also a great summary of what happened and how the boat was preserved, etc. that you should watch while there!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Psyprof51
    Lincoln, Illinois395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see in Stockholm
    This museum provides a great movie prior to touring the museum. The museum in well organized and has exhibits that illustrate the process of raising this amazing ship. Lovely gift shop, too.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Eddie T
    Calgary, Canada98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A visit full of learning
    Before visiting the Vasa museum, I barely had any knowledge about the Vasa ship nor what was its relevance. The museum really was a great learning experience, where I really learned a lot about the history behind the Vasa while looking at the real ship in front of my eyes! I really enjoyed the interactive and well-curated exhibits. An absolutely worthwhile visit!
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 8, 2023
  • David B
    Toronto, Canada401 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Far Exceeded my Expectations
    I had no appreciation before arriving of the importance of 1 ship and this museum. The reality was startling, within a few minutes nearly 400 years ago, a stunning amount of everyday life and national history was perfectly preserved and then rescued in a remarkable salvage. One of the only things I can compare it to is Pompeii.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Tony and Joy W
    Bridgwater, United Kingdom986 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Interesting and well worth a visit.
    If you visit Stockholm then this museum is a must visit. The Vasa capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628 and after 300 years it was raised and is the world's only preserved 17th century ship. The museum itself is very well laid out and has English information panels. There is a lift between the various floor levels. The centerpiece of the museum and in fact the museum was built around it is the ship Vasa, which is just magnificent and you can view the ship on several levels which allows you to look at her hull and the top decks etc. Plenty of great locations to take photos. Around the rest of the museum are various things from the ship such as the guns etc. and displays about how they raised and restored her. Good toilets and also a cafe and a souvenir shop. This museum is most definitely a must to visit as you won't be disappointed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
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Meshal
Kuwait City, Kuwait962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were amazed to see the huge ship considering that it was made in the 1600s. The visit was informative it included information on the recovery and extraction of the ship.

The museum is worth 1-2 hours visit.

Entry is free for below 18 years old, for adults entry is SEK 150
Written February 29, 2020
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woolwich_boy
Adelaide, Australia28 contributions
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Nov 2019
Everyone said "you must go see Vasa" but it's just an old boat right?

The trip on the tram in the steady drizzle did not help to set expectations high, the entrance to the museum is relatively low key and there were not many people buzzing around but I gave it a go and paid my money.

After passing a succession of airlock doors you are finally stood in front of the most amazing sight. I cannot overstate just how impressive this boat is, it is incredible.

The perfect combination of conditions of silt, salinity, temperature etc preserved it for hundreds of years until it was raised in the 1950s. The boat is also so much bigger than I expected (it was a warship so I don't know what I expected) but having grown up near the Cutty Sark I thought I knew what to expect, wrong.

I only had a couple of hours to wander the many levels of this great museum and I was very fortunate to tag along on a guided English language tour which just provided so much detail, context and anecdotes to help me understand it all.

Brilliant, it really is a must if in Stockholm. I will go back.
Written February 23, 2020
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Worldwide Traveller
London, UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I had not planned on visiting the Vasa museum with the logic being that it could not be worth paying to see an old ship.

I could not have been more wrong.

This is a unique opportunity to see an actual 18th century ship which has been perfectly taken care of and which will afford you a chance to really understand the magnitude of this kind of ships, the terror they must have inspired on the unsuspecting victims of their attacks (saw picture the idea of seeing all those cannons firing at the same time).

While you cannot step onboard the ship for obvious reasons, you can admire it from every single angle. Pictures are allowed too yet I would not use the flash to help preserve this one of a kind ship.

Do go to this museum, you will not regret it. If you have a young child, this is a perfect experience to share.
Written April 2, 2020
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Located next to Nordiska Museet, this museum housed the almost complete warship Vasa. It was quite a busy museum when we visited around noon but there were plenty of ticket kiosks so queueing wasn't a problem. Storage lockers for bags were included.

The museum spans several levels which allows different vantage points to view the ship's intricate designs. There was an elevator for wheelchair access to the left. There was also a screening room which shows a short movie on the launch and tragedy of Vasa and the recovery attempts. Each level of the museum showcases different aspects of the Vasa detailing designs, recovery methods, history and significance.

Allocate 1-2hr for the visit.
Written January 10, 2020
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skcerald
Stuttgart, Germany30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
If you don’t know anything about the Vasa to begin with, I recommend watching the short movie that is played continuously near the entrance to the museum. Seriously remarkable restoration project— very cool to walk around and look at all the details— there is a LOT to see in here! Personally I had a hard time discerning which of the stations accompanied the audioguide— it would be nice if these were more clearly marked. The restaurant was pricey and the food was not great, but the service was excellent.
Written February 24, 2020
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HockeyTravelGuy
San Antonio, TX313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Let me start by saying I am not a big museum person but I loved this one. Everything here is centered around the Vasa.

You enter the museum and immediately you are presented with the ship. No waiting and passing thru smaller rooms for the build up. The Vasa is the museum and the star here.

The entry level of the museum is set so that it approximates the water line of the Vasa. However you can see from the keel to the mast.

The levels above are dedicated to what happened on those levels. IE the lower gun deck is the first level above street level and so on. Each has artifacts and information about that deck of the ship.

The lowest level shows the keel and also is the workshop of ongoing restoration efforts. The museum also has an audio guide program that works off of their website. Your phone become your tour guide for this museum.
Written January 5, 2020
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Patty
Washington DC, DC290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If you only have time for one museum, go to this one! We walked here from the main Galma Stan area and it took about 30 min. It was a beautiful walk by the water. The atmosphere of the museum definitely matched the Vasa and its history. You pay to enter then have access to multiple amenities such as a multimedia display, free tours, and stories. There are multiple levels in the museum, each with a different focus. You will definitely want to spend 3 hours here! I recommend watching the film, doing the tour, and walking around the place yourself. It is huge, and the amount of effort they put into the museum made it even better. My favorite exhibit was the one about the women and the one about the people on the Vasa. There's a gift shop at the end.
Written March 30, 2020
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia1,153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Vasa Museum tour was part of our Alla Tours booking. We got to the museum just about 9 am before the usual hordes come and therefore had a very good walk around with unobstructed views of the different parts of the ship and the rest of the museum. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable telling us the story of how it sank on its maiden voyage. This is the only 17th century warship in such excellent condition and ironically the only reason why is because it sank and was buried for 300 years in mud that preserved the timbers! I would recommend taking a private tour with Alla rather than with the cruise line.
Written July 16, 2020
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yiuyiut
Hong Kong, China158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
While doing research, the Vasamuseet has been recommended by many other visitors. I agree it’s one of the museums that is a must-go in Stockholm.

Remember to try to catch a guided tour (included in admission fee) because the history and details that these guides can give you make the whole experience much more interesting. Knowing why and who built the Vasa and why it sank are important information to make your visit enjoyable.

Being winter, there was no line up at the entrance. 60-90 minutes should be enough for the visit.
Written February 23, 2020
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Georgios
Athens, Greece14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Unlike most, I think that the ticket of some 130 Krona (13 €) is not expensive. The museum is one of the most impressive, if not the most impressive, across Scandinavia. The research that has been done is incredible and the way the ship is presented, with the exact analysis of many different issues, such as how the ship was lifted or the ship's interior, is excellent. What is also amazing is the fact that scientists have been able to accurately depict the crew and the ship's occupants. As you leave the museum, just before you arrive at the souvenir shop of large variety, there is a viewing room where you can watch a documentary about the time and the way the ship was built, as well as the reasons why it sank. I suggest it to anyone who chooses Stockholm for their holidays.
Written September 5, 2020
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