"The Vasa museum" Vasa Museum Tip by percy961

Vasa Museum, Stockholm: 134 reviews and 205 photos

by percy961

A wonderfully preseved Swedish Warship that sunk in 1628.! The Vasa Museum is incredible and rightly the pride of Stockholm. This story is truly remarkable. In 1620 Warrior King Gustav II ordered the building of the biggest ever war ship.

However, the Vasa sailed no more than a few hundred yards before she toppled over and sank to the bottom of Stockholm harbour taking 50 men, women and children with her.

In 1956 Swedish marine archaeologist Anders Franzen found her lying in the mud. Because of the type of water and mud in the harbour she was in perfect condition and exactly 333 years after her short voyage, in 1961, she was floated back to the harbour and restoration began.

Phone: +46 8 519 548 00
Website: http://www.vasamuseet.se/indexeng.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2004
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