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“Interesting alternative for a wet afternoon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum
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US$68.45*
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2-hour Guided Tour of the Vasa Museum
Ranked #1 of 299 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Nottigham, UK
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“Interesting alternative for a wet afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Went here with my wife on a damp afternoon as an indoor activity to esacape the rain. Really interesting place with the salvaged ship pride of place. It is an impressive vessel (partly why it sank!) and very well displayed. The history of it is excellently told with lots of intersting stories, artifacts and skeletons! Can imagine that kids would love it here.

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“The 17th century ship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

A friend told me that this is "a must if you visit Stockholm". She was absolutely right.

The Museum houses the 17th century warship named Vasa. It was interesting to know how the curators painstakingly restored the grandeur of Vasa. You will learn here how shipped were built during those times, what are the customs of navigation and maritime and how the discovery of Vasa became one of the foundations in the science of restoring sunken ships. The modelling of the faces of the people who were on board the Vasa - this was kinda creepy but still, interesting. It has also the skeletons of at least 15 persons who were on board.

I remembered what I read inside the museum - "From wreck to state of the art". Indeed!

Visited March 2012
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stockholm
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

Very nice museum to visit. A must do when visiting Stockholm.

Visited June 2011
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“A dazzling, must-see museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

My husband first visited the newly-raised Vasa in 1966, when it was lodged in a temporary building with only the bones of the keel visible - all being constantly sprayed by seawater. To see it now, reconstructed in the soaring new museum, is a breathtaking experience.
Three major stories are told here: first, the creation of the original Vasa, carved and decorated as if something from a dream; then the incredible resurrection of the ship from the harbor bottom; and finally, the Vasa's reconstruction and ongoing preservation. Imagine a massive, three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, assembled from some 45,000 pieces which included a trove of well-preserved archaeological treasures as well. Equally boggling was the story of how the enormous, top-heavy ship set sail and quickly met its fate - all to avoid disappointing the king! Additionally, the museum offers all conveniences, including an attractive cafeteria with one of the best meals we had in Stockholm. You could easily spend hours at the Vasamuseet. Go, see, enjoy and marvel!

Visited November 2011
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Loved the Vasa - not to be missed. Amazing the construction of this wooden war ship and the workmanship that it entailed - all for it to sink on its maiden voyage - tragic.

Visited April 2012
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