If you love museums, you will absolutely adore the Vasa Museum, which is an exceptional naval museum in Stockholm. In fact, it’s more than a museum for its incredible history. Set sail on the island of Djurgården and slip into the world of voyage stories dating back to the seventeenth century. The museum mainly displays a huge ship that sank on its first voyage, but was later restored to its original form and was embellished with a plethora of carved sculptures. It is said to be the only preserved ship in the world. Today, the Vasa Museum is one of the most tourist-hogged museums in Scandinavia.
Things to do/see in Vasa Museum –
- Learn about the history of Vasa
Of course, the very first thing to see at the museum would be the salvaged ship. However, it would also be interesting to dig deep into the history and unearth the intricacies involved in the making of the Vasa. You can take a guided tour of the museum and learn about Vasa’s intriguing history – how was the ship constructed, how did the maiden voyage sink and got salvaged later.
- Take glimpses of all the exhibitions
Devoting your attention to the different kinds of exhibitions held at the museum would be totally worth your time. Some of the most interesting exhibitions are by the name of Meanwhile, Battle, Face to Face, Life on board, Power and Glory, and the Salvaging to name just a few.
- Watch the film on Vasa
They run a short film on the life on board, which you can see. It would amuse you more about the ship. The film is shown in 13 different languages.
- Check out stuff at the museum shop
Another attraction for visitors is the shop at the museum. You can pick and choose from the variety of souvenirs and items that reflect Vasa. It would be memorable to take back the jewellery, models and replicas of objects found on the ship.
- Eat at the museum restaurant
It would be an absolutely amazing experience to dine at the Vasa Restaurant, which is unique in every way. You can enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner while looking at the mammoth ship. The restaurant is open every day and also caters to private events conducted at the museum.
- Take the dance floor after dinner
If you would like, the museum staff can arrange a bar and a dance floor at the Vasa Restaurant. They can also help you with the arrangement of orchestra, disc jockey or a music band.
- Stroll around at the Vasa Museum Garden
You can mix art with foliage at the Vasa Museum Garden, which is a refreshing green heritage of the era gone by. You can explore it at your own pace and learn about the various medicinal herbs, flowers and vegetables.
The Vasa Museum is an enriching experience for all sorts of travellers.