Europe Vacation 2015: Vasa Museum 1
As part of our day in Stockholm we visited the Vasa Museum – which is often touted as the number one thing to do in Stockholm, and frankly, I can see why. Wikipedia shares that “The Vasa Museum (Swedish: Vasamuseet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. 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. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia.” Everything about this museum is fantastic – from the ship itself, to the architecture of the building housing the ship, to the interactive and engaging exhibits in the museum.
The Museum is fairly dark, to help protect the ship from sunlight and the building is cool, also to protect the ship. Since the museum was dark many of my pictures did not turn out very well. I chose a brown theme for this page as a homage to the wooden ship. On the left hand side of the spread are two pictures from outside of the museum, as well as the Museum brochure, which is affixed to the outside of the plastic protector sheet so that the reader can open it to read it. On the right hand page are pictures of the tall ship – I apologize that they are so dark, and a rare picture of me within the spread. I tend to be the one taking pictures, and am not often in them. The “Vasa” title is made with cork letters that I purchased at a craft store.
Categories: Europe Vacation 2015, History Museum, Museums, Transportation Museum
It’s so nice to read about the Vasa Museum! We’ve been to the museum not long ago (you can read an extensive review here: http://traveluxblog.com/2015/06/02/special-vasa-museum-stockholm/) and absolutely enjoyed it. Actually one of the most interesting museums in Northern Europe!