A visit to the Vasa Museum, and you will understand why it is one of the most popular Nordic museums.
The ship was repaired and rebuilt over the last half-century, but 95% of the ship is original and shows the original glory. It`s decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. You will outside on the roof see a specially built museum shows the height of the ships original masts.
The new building in the Vasa Museum opened in the summer of 1990, and HRH King Carl XVI Gustaf opened it.
The sheer scale and the beauty of Vasa are breath-taking, almost 700 wooden sculptures and figures adorn her length and breadth. 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.
There are ten different exhibitions telling you about the history and how the life was on board the ship. You can also sit down and look at the film, translated into 13 different languages.
The souvenir shop is, of course, a must for at memory, and then as a bonus, children under 18 years have free access to the museum.
Vasa Museum in 2015 celebrated 25 year anniversary as the most visited museum in the Nordic countries with around 1 million visitors every year.
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