On board the Vasa!

Hello, everybody. Today we’re going onto the legendary ship that is the Vasa in the Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. It is the only preserved 17th century ship in the world to this day and it symbolises a very brilliant piece of art. It is an almost impeccable masterpiece as 95% of the ship is orginal since it was rescued from the depths of the sea ( visitstockholm, 2016).

The historical ship sank in its maiden voyage in 1628, just moments after setting sail. After 333 years of salvage operations, the ship was finally lifted up to the surface in 1961 ( visitstockholm, 2016)

the vasa
The Vasa ship: credits:

In 1990, the Vasa was exhibited in a new musuem, which is the current Vasa Museum. Exhibitions and tours around the ship have begun since then, attracting more than 25 million visitors since business began in the new museum ( wikipedia, 2016). It is the most visited museum in the whole Scandinavia, with more than a million visitors a year. Admissions are FREE for children under 18 ( visitstockholm, 2016).

More info in this short video:


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