Welcome back! The Vasa Museum re-opens on 15 July 2020


Vasa Museum reopens 15 July

17 June 2020 13:06

On Wednesday 15 July the Vasa Museum opens again with extra precautions in place to protect the public.

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Staff redundancies in the wake of the Corona pandemic

20 May 2020 14:05

The Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums (SMTM) which operates the Vasa Museum, the National Naval Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the National Railway Museum, has been forced to make 69 staff redundant due to the financial crisis caused by the Coronavirus. The impact on the travel and tourism industry is severe and will affect SMTM for a long time to come.

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Extra state support for the Vasa Museum

18 May 2020 08:05

The Swedish government announced on 8 May that the Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums (SMTM) will receive extra support from the state due to the corona pandemic.

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Information about the Vasa Museum’s financial situation

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.

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The museum closes

20 March 2020 08:03

The Vasa Museum is closed from 20 March until further notice to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Most popular museum

21 February 2020 08:02

For the third year in a row, Vasa was voted most popular museum by the locals.

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