The Vasa Museum is one of Stockholm’s best museums. It is a specially designed building that houses one thing — a 17th century ship known as the Vasa. It was a meant to be one of the finest sailing ships of its time. Yet, twenty minutes into its maiden voyage, it sank. In 1956, it was found and, because of the cold water, it was mostly intact. The ship was salvaged and eventually found a new home in a specially constructed building designed to protect the sensitive nature of the wooden ship.
And of course, I loved it! Let’s face it, I love ships of all kinds and this one is truly remarkable in the details and its beauty. Here are some of my photos of this amazing ship.
The Vasa Museum is truly one of the highlights on a trip to Stockholm.
A perfectly timed piece as I want to research 17th ships. Although nothing as grand as this will feature in my books!
The Vasa is probably not the best example of a ship, since it only stayed afloat for twenty minutes (it was too top-heavy). For more information on ships, try this museum: Amsterdam’s National Maritime Museum.
I’ll check it out now. Thank you.