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The Vasa Museum

Ola Ericson

The Vasa is the best-preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world and a unique art treasure. More than 98 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 Stockholm harbor 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 of the tailor-made museum show the height of the ship's original masts.

There are different exhibitions around the ship ranging from topics like life on board and its historical context. The film about the Vasa is shown in different languages. There is also an audio guide in different languages, to be used by visitors on their own mobile devices. The museum has free Wi-Fi. In addition, there is a well-stocked shop and a pleasant restaurant for lunch and fika. Free admission for children up to 18 years.

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Galärvarvsvägen 14

115 21 Stockholm