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Vasa Museum
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Guided Tour of the Vasa Museum
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Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum
Ranked #1 of 312 things to do in Stockholm
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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: Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is how museums should be! Fascinating building. Built around the Wasa after it had been raised from the seabed 300 years after its disastrous maiden voyage, the museum is broken down into fascinating smaller exhibitions on lots of different aspects of the ship, men, rations, sleeping quarters, general era, sailing, world events etc. all presented in an engaging and user friendly way. Kids around me seemed delighted too with plenty to get heir hands on.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a must do. Great for anyone, even those not interest in Swedish history. One of the biggest boo - boos ever.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

well this was fantastic I just wished we had more time to take in everything that was on show..it's not often you get to see a real galleon from the 160o's

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

When putting the Vasa Museum on the itinerary, I wasn't sure what to expect. Everyone in our group was pleasantly surprised. The ship has been restored to its original condition as much as possible. It is much bigger than expected. The additional displays in the museum are interesting. Our group had a guide who relayed the story of the ship and made the experience all the more fascinating. It's a most interesting museum.

Thank Bmccall529
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Our group of six had a very good visit to see the Vasa. The story is interesting of how the ship sank on its first voyage due to poor design (no written plans). But the amount of artistry and gilding that went into the Vasa is truly amazing. We spent a good 90 minutes+ Very good displays. Museum itself is a work of art. A must see for Stockholm tourists. (There are many "ships in a museum" in Oslo -- the Vasa surpasses those excellent museums.)

To keep the ship preserved requires a special atmosphere and strict control of the humidity levels in the museum. As I say, the museum itself is almost as noteworthy as the centerpiece restored wreck.

The cafe is also noteworthy. Our tour guide rated the meatballs there among the best in Stockholm; we were not disappointed. We went in the morning -- which is advisable -- and the food was great.

A summer tip for those not on a cruise liner is that the lines become quite long by late morning when the cruise ships pull in. We saw a line when we left by about Noon that looked to itself be about an hour or more in length. Arrive early.

Thank FredTravelVa
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