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Vasa Museum
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Ranked #1 of 318 things to do in Stockholm
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Vasa ship capsized and sank in Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the sea bed the mighty warship was salvaged and the voyage could continue. Today Vasa is the world's only preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed December 2, 2012

My husband is an avid sailor and loved this museum. We had also read Patrick O'Brian's books about Captain Aubrey. I had visited the ship in its old museum. This is a much better lay-out and presentation. The artifacts and exhibits are seamlessly interwoven around the ship rather than in a separate facility as it used to be. The movie presentation was very informative.

Thank kajsa
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

If someone had told me there was a whole museum built around a 17th century ship, I'd have been mildly curious. I'd read some of the other reviews here and a friend had visited a few years ago and recommended it, so gave it a try.

It really is fascinating. I won't spoil it for you, but do watch the short film (20 mins?) in the auditorium first and then have a wander round. Entry was around 110 SEK per adult (Dec 2012), but a couple of hours here and the rest of the day round Skansen (about 10-15 mins walk away) was a day well spent...

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

A very well-put together museum which explores why the Vasa was built, why it sank and how it was preserved. The ship itself is breathtaking and at 95 per cent original, you are unlikely to see anything else like it. The English speaking tour and film which follows were both very good also.

Thank Adele25
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

When was the last time you visited a museum with a fully intact war ship from hundreds of years ago? Exactly, never. This museum in addition to being well designed for visitor flow features The Vasa, a massive galleon that sunk after overturning in the harbor in Stockholm about 1628. It was perfectly preserved in the mud of the harbor when it was found about 1961.

This museum offers so much, as if the ship wouldn't be enough - it features wonderful exhibits on some of the skeletons of sailors lost in the sinking and through modern forensic study they tell us about them and what their lives were like. Fascinating! Models and demonstration kiosks abound and this museum was just as fun for me as my wife and teen son. Plan to spend at minimum 3-4 hours here, you'll love it

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Awsome experience, looking back in the past and trying to understand what went wrong.Build by the king , for the king, sunk only after few hours in the sea.Maiden voyage gone wrong.. Ship at the bottom of the sea for 333 years, reconstructed and displayed in the dark . Interesting artifacts.
Absolutely a must if you are in Stockholm. 110 kr per person.
Good lunch available in the building (not included in the admission price), no need to worry about re-admission as the restaurant is within the building.

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