Vasa Museum

When staying in Stockholm, the Vasa Museum should be on your must-see list. This museum boasts one of the best-preserved ships in the world, dating back to the seventeenth century. The Vasa Museum is a great day out for the family—kids will love the hands-on experience with Scandinavian history creating unforgettable memories. If you need a break from being indoors, the Vasa Museum also features a peaceful garden with beautiful flowers and fragrant herbs which visitors can enter free of charge.

The history

In the year 1990, Vasa Museum opened its doors to the public, hosting the famous warship, Vasa, which tragically sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. Described as “the most spectacular warships ever built”, the Vasa was the world’s leading warship in terms of technology at the time, so it came to everybody’s surprise when she sank on her first adventure. 333 years later in 1961, Vasa was recovered from the depths of the ocean and has been carefully restored for over 50 years, back to her former glory.

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In and around the museum, you can find plenty of interesting exhibitions explaining different parts of the ship and its rich history, bringing the whole experience together. Everybody is welcome to learn about the iconic warship with audio guides in different languages which you can listen to on your phone and take a piece of history home with you from the well-stocked gift shop.