15 April 2020 17:04
The Vasa Museum in Stockholm, with 1.5 million visitors per year is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. Vasa is the world’s best preserved 17th-century ship. Now that visitors from around the world fail to come and the museum is closed due to the coronavirus the museum faces both immediate and long-term financial problems. Extensive saving measures have already been implemented, but it is not enough and staff redundancies are planned for. Worst case, the museum may have to close down permanently. One thing is for sure, without support, a unique cultural treasure and one of Sweden's most important visitor attractions is under threat.