Brickwrecks at the Vasa Museum. Brickwrecks is an exhibition featuring LEGO® models that bring to life eight world-famous shipwrecks, including Vasa. In the exhibition, visitors can sink the Vasa, try different archaeological methods and, of course, build with LEGO®. Book your ticket today!

The exhibition was produced by the Western Australian Museum and the Australian National Maritime Museum, the models were built by professional LEGO® builder Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught’.

The exhibition was not originally intended to be a travelling exhibition and has previously only been shown in Australia, but after Sweden and the Vasa Museum, its journey continues in Denmark. In the exhibition, visitors can learn about several famous shipwrecks. In addition to Vasa, the exhibition tells the story of the luxury passenger liner Titanic, the 17th century ship Batavia and HMS Pandora.

Historical shipwrecks

Eight famous shipwrecks have been built for the exhibition. They are:

  • Vasa, our world-famous Swedish ship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628.
  • One of the world’s oldest known shipwrecks, which sank off the coast of Uluburun in Turkey around 1300 BC.
  • A Chinese ship that sank in 1323 near the Sinan-gun county of South Korea.
  • Batavia, a Dutch merchant ship that sank in 1629 near Australia.
  • HMS Pandora, which sank in 1791 on the Great Barrier Reef while chasing the mutineers from the ship Bounty.
  • The two ships HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, which sank in 1848 off the coast of King William Island, Canada while searching for the Northwest Passage.
  • RMS Titanic, the luxury passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic in 1912.
  • MV Rena, a container ship sailing under the Liberian flag that sank off the coast of New Zealand in 2011.

Dates and tickets


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Brickwrecks is a temporary exhibition that will be at the Vasa Museum from 8 February to 29 September 2024. 


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