To salvage a 300 year old ship from the sea bed was something few thought possible. It was a dramatic and complex technical effort, so how did they do it?
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 best preserved 17th century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
Download your free audioguide here. The guide consists of 15 soundtracks and is located around the museum at different stations numbered 1-15. The museum offers free Wi-Fi.
The museum restaurant is open Monday-Friday 11:00-16:00 and serves hot and cold dishes as well as a traditional fika with cinnamon buns. Both indoor and outdoor seating available.
Take a walk back in time among the vegetables, medicinal herbs and flowers that were a feature of gardens in the 1600s.
Dive into our film archive and explore the world of Vasa!
At the Vasa Museum, you will find gifts that spark an interest in history. Among other items, the shop contains replicas of a blue and white faience dish, cannons and brass candlesticks salvaged from the ship.
Learn more about Vasa’s sculptures and their message, and about how Vasa was intended to be sailed and used in battle.