Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet): A True Piece of Swedish History

One of the best parts of my visit to Stockholm, Sweden is the Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) located on the island of Djurgarden. It is the only maritime museum in the world that displays an almost completely intact 17th-century warship, the Vasa, that sank in Stockholm harbor during her maiden voyage. It also houses four other museum ships – the light vessel, torpedo boat, rescue boat, and ice breaker. 

It was an amusing experience discovering the maritime history of Sweden through a unique vessel that can be explored full of life.
The magnificent interior and exterior of the ship with wooden carvings were truly captivating, and to complete the naval history experience, there were several exhibitions and films that traced the train of events that entailed in the sea – from its construction to recovery, and illustrated the details of artifacts recovered and the deeper meaning behind the ship’s ornamentations.

The Vasa Museum is a cultural institution that provides an interactive and inspiring experience of history, technology, science, and art. If you will be visiting Stockholm, don’t forget to drop by the museum and discover the history of mankind’s greatest shipwreck.