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“Be careful of thieves”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum
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US$68.61*
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Guided Tour of the Vasa Museum
Ranked #1 of 301 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: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Be careful of thieves”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Be careful! This place has no security and is plagued by thieves in the summer. Go, but keep your purse/backpack close.

Visited August 2014
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“A true experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Vasamuseet is stunning. The set-up and right of existence center around one topic only, namely the sinking of the boat.
And precisely that makes the museum so special. No huge collection of many things, but an in-depth study of the boat and the time in which the boat sank.

It is almost a year ago that we visited and I recall Vasa Museum in huge detail. That is more than what can be said about other museums I have visited.

Very recommendable!

Visited September 2013
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Warren, Massachusetts
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“Stunning Museum; Outstanding Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

The Vasa was completed in 1628 and was state-of-the-art for its day. The elaborate decorative elements made this beautiful ship the pride of Sweden. To make a long story short, the ship set sail on its maiden voyage and lasted all of 20 minutes before, the top-heavy ship capsized with many lives lost.

The amazing thing is that for 350 years, the ship lie at the bottom of the channel in very cold water and it was beautifully preserved. How the archeologists were able to raise the wreck and preserve it is beyond my comprehension, but they deserve praise for the splendid job they did. The building where the Vasa sits today is remarkable both inside and out and a testament to the archeologists who salvaged her.

The museum interior consists of many levels so that you can see the ship's elements at eye level. There are scale models of the ship, an accompanying film, full sized replicas of the cabins, and hundreds of artifacts that were excavated from the sea bottom. This is a must-see when in Stockholm - one of my most enjoyable experiences.

Visited June 2014
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“Fascinating history, the real thing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Amazing actual, massive ship with many tours, side exhibits, and detailed scholarship all in an easily navigated space. Spectacular.

Visited August 2014
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“A Jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

This ship is brilliantly exhibited in its own museum. It is easy to get to on public transportation. I would advise arriving when the doors open BEFORE the tour busses arrive. Very busy.
It was quite amazing to see a ship that had been on the bottom of the harbor for 400 years to be in such good condition as displayed. A tribute to the men and women who worked so hard to raise and display the ship.
On the other hand, it is a condemnation of kings who decide that they are smarter than their naval architects.

Visited July 2014
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