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Magnificent Vasa Museum in Historical Stockholm

Magnificent Vasa Museum in Historical Stockholm

on Aug. 1, 2010 by

The famous Vasa ship that sank on its first journey due to human error by leaving the cannon doors open while turning the boat sharply.

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The Vasa Museet houses this magnificent ship called the "Vasa" which was built in 1627 in Stockholm and unfortunately sunk on the day of its first journey in 1628. Mainly due to a bunch of human errors.

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The ship was perfectly preserved in lake water thus no salt got to it. They restored the ship to a pretty good state.

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The VASA museum was pretty huge and was worth the ticket price.

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Museums visited and pictures seen in this blog post were taken at the Vasa Museet and the Swedish Historic Museum.

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The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.

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The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia.

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Together with other museums such as Stockholm Maritime Museum, the museum belongs to the Swedish National Maritime Museums (SNMM).

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