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“Brilliant”
Review of Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum
Ranked #1 of 271 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, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This museum centering around a Swedish 17th warship on its maiden voyage which didn’t even make it out of the harbour doesn’t seem very interesting - wrong !!!
Amazing story - not just about the sinking but the long time it stayed submerged, the raising of it and the way the personal lives of some crew have been revealed.
Too walk in and see this sight is breathtaking- it’s like a ghost ship and so huge. My wife remarked - it’s almost Pirates of the Caribbean like.
Highly recommended - not to be missed.

Thank peter255325
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Vasa ship is simply incredible to see. The ornate detailing & craftsmanship noted along the sides of the ship can be best described as hundreds of individual pieces of art. Even if you're not particularly interested in nautical history, it would be hard not to be impressed with the beauty & sad history of this ship - lost at the start of it's maiden voyage.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

It is amazing the way the Vasa Museum displays this boat that was doomed within 20 minutes of Christening. You are able to understand the living conditions that these sailors experienced with regard to their quarters, health and nutrition. It helps to add another dimension to all the books you’ve read as a child. Truly wonderful!

Thank idografx
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

When you only have time to visit one museum in Stockholm, this is the only one.
This impressive museum does not only tell the story about the Vasa, but also about it's crew, the life of that time and the discovery of the ship, the lifting and conservation.

Thank Eddy_Olde_Hanhoff
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We definitely weren't prepared for the sight of the 1628 royal ship as we entered this museum. It was an awesome experience. It was good to watch the film of its discovery first and then to wander amongst the fascinating exhibits - mostly those found in or around the sunken ship. We were blown away by not only the ship itself but the precise and clever restoration project. A must see.

Thank Lydia T
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