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Review of Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum
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$75.41*
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Guided Tour of the Vasa Museum
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$74.78*
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$68.49*
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Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum
Ranked #1 of 315 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I was doing a speaking gig in Stockholm and had an afternoon off and had been presented with the key to the city (a free pass to all of the attractions). I was told on no uncertain terms that I HAD to visit the Vasa Museum. They weren't wrong.

When I set off for the Museum - which is a beautiful walk from the City Centre - I had no idea what kind of museum it was. When I needed some directions along the way, someone said to "just look for the masts", so I was expecting some kind of maritime museum. When I walked in and the first thing I saw was the bow of the Vasa (almost the exact view shown on this attraction page), I knew I had found something special.

The story of the Vasa is amazing, and I strongly recommend you join one of the tour groups to get the context and a lot of detail you may miss in the signage and brochures. Once you've done that, you could spend hours wandering around this ship, on multiple levels, marveling at both the workmanship and stupidity that make this such a fascinating story and amazing museum.

DO NOT visit Stockholm without visiting the Vasa Museum.

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Amazing. I loved this museum. The scale of the Vasa itself is massive and well worth the visit just to see the boat. However all the other aspects of the museum are also great, with exhibitions describing the life in Stockholm at the time and the raising of the Vasa.

Thank VCB21
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Upon entrance the sight of this magnificent ship is spectacular- however, it only sailed 20 mins so the attachment of historical references is limited but they do try to stretch this out by referring to envy other ship/ naval story Sweden has ever encounter- which isn't much. Go see it for sure but an hour max is all that you need and keep expectations of Stockholm's '#1 attraction' realistic

Thank gemmac83
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

I do love that such a magnificent museum is based around one of the greatest design failures in nautical history. This ship was never going to sail let alone enhance the naval power of a nation. Great details and well presented interactive elements. Easy to reach by ferry.

Thank Ewster
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Absolut must! cant miss, take a guided tour, and relax at their restaurant. What is most impressive is the model of the vessel right beside the original remains - they were able to recover more than 95% of the original vessel.

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