Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum)

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Galärvarvsvägen 14, Stockholm, Sweden
www.vasamuseet.se - 08-519 548 00

Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum) Stockholm Reviews

missandrea81 missandr…
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History at its best Jun 07, 2013
The Vasa museum is dedicated to the 17th century warship by the same name. The Vasa did not see any action since it sank on its maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. The ship wasn't salvaged until 333 years later, in 1961. The amazing thing is that the ship was reconstructed and 98% remain original. Except for a few beams here and there, and the missing paint it is as it was in 1628. The missing paint is an improvement if you ask me. ;)

You walk into the museums double doors (to keep moisture out) and if you haven't seen pictures beforehand you'll probably drop your jaw at first. The Vasa is an impressive ship!

The ship being the centerpiece of the exhibit can be viewed from 3 different levels. It tells the story of the ship and its crew. Speculations are also made about why the Vasa sank in the first place. Did it have a leak? Was the ballast not sufficient?

The crew gets its own section. Through osteology, or working with the bones, scientists were able to get gender, age and other significant insight to who the crew members were. Some of them have been reconstructed, and are shown in recreated attire, along with a small stories about who they may have been.

I put cost as expensive for this museum since I don't remember ever paying $20 to get into a museum anywhere else and considering the museum only has one subject, I thought it to be a bit extreme. It's still worth a visit though, but bring enough time so you get your money's worth.
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Bojasem Bojasem
205 reviews
Amazing & Worth visiting Sep 11, 2013
Located on the island of Djurgården in Galarvarvsvagen 14 | Djurgarden, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Vasa Ship Museum is home to one of the most complete and best preserved shipwrecks in the world. It is really an awesome sight.

The ship build by dutch style in 1628 and sink in the sea , Vasa Museum opened in 1990.

The ship being the centerpiece of the exhibit can be viewed from 3 different levels It tells the story of the ship and its crew .

There is a short movie that plays in the museum, describing the history of the vessel and it give wonderful information about the ship.

There are many sail items I enjoy watching it when I walk inside the museum.

Vasa Ship very big & proof how was they excellent & professional worker the shop looks like new.

The fee are good 130 Krona.

The bad thing in the museum no guide or headphone to know more about the item in the museum.
ship model
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old sword
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HuBison HuBison
417 reviews
It was recommended to me and I gladly pass the recommendation along to you! Apr 26, 2011
It wasn't that expensive, but I went with my friend and her friend (both of whom live in Sweden). My friend's friend had dyslexia and only told us this after we were inside, so it was problematic for her as there is a lot of info to read. I enjoy reading and I took my time. It's interesting to have an entire museum based on one boat. I love historical touristy stuff and this was the place for it. It took about an hour and a half-2 hours to make our way around before we sat and had lunch.

Without repeating too much of what's already been said, it's a stop to make. Use a high ISO setting on your camera for your pics as it is quite dark in there. The boat really is maginifcent and there are busts of sailors and other people who perished with the boat. It's not completely kid friendly.

(This is the site where I had my first Swedish meatball in Sweden!) Also, as is not as common in the US-take your student ID as if I remember correctly, they offer a student discount when you have your ID.
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My friend's friend in a bell
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apollo32 apollo32
3 reviews
Vasa Museum Stockholm Jul 23, 2011
Very well maintained vessel. Very good tour and enjoyable film is shown in the auditorium.

Very interesting journey back to life for people living in Sweden at the 1628th

Analysis of bones found in the vessel gives a good view of persons on the ship.

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annalam99 annalam99
4 reviews
Fantastic Museum. Not your typical museum. May 10, 2011
I am not particularly interested in museums but this museum is like no other. The first thing that you see if the ship itself. It's absolutely massive and there are various displays around the ship that describes how it was made, excavated, and preserved. I suggest going on the tour if you are not interested in reading everything.
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anntjuh1988 anntjuh1…
6 reviews
Lovely museum! Jan 13, 2011
It's a very interesting museum about the displayed Vasa and its history and crew.
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pilgrim68 pilgrim68
56 reviews
The Worlds only preserved 17th Century Warship. Aug 01, 2008
The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. More than 95 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 the middle of Stockholm 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 outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts.

Today the Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, with over one million visitors a year. There are nine different exhibitions around the ship to tell about life on board the ship.
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Carolina78 Carolina…
3 reviews
Feb 04, 2008
Museum might be a bit expensive but totally worth it. The museum is built around a huge warship that sank in Stockholm in the 17th century, very impressive. They've even got a section explaining the story of some of the people that died when the ship sank, where they've examined the DNA of the skeletons they found

You can take the ferry there from Slussen, just a short walk after that
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cari cari
30 reviews
Mar 27, 2005
EDIT: I've been informed that the museum actually has nothing to do with Vikings. Fair enough. However, if you like Vikings and pirates, you'll probably still like looking at a cool old boat anyway.The Vasa Museum, for a pirate geek like me, is pretty cool. I mean, Vikings areare just Scandinavian pirates, right? Pretty much.The Museum is off on a little peninsula a few blocks out of town. You can walk there - I did - but it's also not right in the middle of the busy city. Its main feature is (you guessed it) the Vasa, a recovered sunken ship from hundreds of years ago, restored impressively by a teams of scientists and archaeologists. The ship itself takes up the entire center of the five-story museum, with the rest of the exhibits stacked in concentric circles around it. What this means is that you can get a good view of the ship from anywhere in the museum, and you can examine up close the hull, the desk, the masts, and just about every other feature of the ship.The museum is pretty dark, because when the ship is exposed to light it tends to decay faster. Your eyes will adjust, and if you still have trouble there are audio guides (both recorded and live) in several languages. There are videos about the restoration of the Vasa, artifacts recovered from the ship, and walk-through recreations of parts of the ship. There's really something for everyone here.At 80 kroner ($11) for adults, it's a good value for what could easily be four hours of entertainments. It's educational, it's very professionally designed, and it's fun. Who wouldn't want to see the world's oldest recovered Viking-looking ship?
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The mighty Vasa.
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Lexx says:
It's fun you liked the Vasa ship but it has absolutely nothing at all to do with vikings... sorry if im crushing your illusions but it's kind of good to know :)

It sunk in august 1628 during the Thirty Years War in Europe and the ship was supposed to be the biggest and most mighty ship in the whole of Europe but accidentally sunk after 20 minutes of her first journey. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regalskeppet_Vasa

Vikings lived and raided a couple of hundred years earlier... 793-1066 =)

If you come back to Stockholm you should se some of the viking burialgrounds that are left. And runestones... ^^
Posted on: Nov 29, 2006
davidx davidx
564 reviews
A museum with everything right May 18, 2001
Fortunately the building of the Vasa Museum has been more successful than the building of the Vasa. The ship, which seems top-heavy, sank in Stockholm on her maiden voyage in 1628. it was 333 years before it was brought to the surface and lovingly restored. Today the humidity and temperature have to be carefully monitored to ensure that the Vasa remains intact.

The title says 'with everything right.' Examples of this are 1.) There are several lifts at different places ascending to a number of levels, which enables disadvantaged people to lok at the Vasa at all levels and to look down into her.

2.) There are many exhibitions about life on board and the history of the time, to say nothing of those on the surfacing and restoration.

I have to say that this is by far the best museum of its type that I have seen. Sadly, fool that I was, I did not know until afterwards that I could have taken photos! However I reckon you can see more than enough on http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=stockholm+vasa&oe=utf-8&rls=com.ubuntu:en-GB:unofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=Twh0TL_tLdW6jAfw0-zfCA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CDwQsAQwAw&biw=1152&bih=662
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aloneinthecrowd says:
I was lucky to go there 6 weeks ago and as you said it was incredible :D It was absolutely worth to go there.
Posted on: Aug 24, 2010

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