Headed by The Friends of the Vasa Museum, the 10-year project is divided into three phases: a search of Stockholm harbour; a search through the archives of countries that were likely or potential buyers of the salvaged cannons; and a search of public and private collections for surviving cannons. 

24 april 2018

Official project launch in Stockholm. The date marks the anniversary of Vasa’s raising in 1961.


Maritime archaeological research at the site of the sinking.


Archival research in the UK.


Archival research in the Netherlands and Denmark. The research in the UK continues.


Launch of the citizen science project.

10 august 2028

400th anniversary of the sinking of Vasa.