What would a trip to Stockholm be without a visit to Scandinavia’s most visited museum? The Vasa ship capsized and sank on its maiden voyage in 1628, and was fully restored after 333 years on the sea bed, and now exhibited in the Vasa Museum. This spectacular vessel is the world’s only intact 17th century ship, and a visit to the museum offers a glimpse into Swedish naval history and a fascinating day out for the whole family. The iconic attraction opened its doors in 1990 and is found only a short ferry ride from the Old Town.
Perfect for familiesThe museum entry fee, which is free for children and young people up to 18 years, includes a guided tour. This way you can explore the ship and learn its history, from its ill-fated maiden voyage to the preservation work that continues today. Families are most welcome at the Vasa Museum, ideally adapted for young visitors to learn by following the family trail around the exhibits.
Catch a glimpse of the interiorTake your time to watch the short film screening at the start of your visit, for a unique glimpse of the interior of the ship plus a whistle-stop tour of the history of the Vasa. After exploring the museum, unwind in the maritime themed restaurant, where you can dine on locally sourced traditional Swedish food whilst admiring the sea view complete with boats, lighthouses and icebreakers.
The ship was actually built right where the Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm is standing today, so what better place to stay after exploring this interesting museum? Located on the island of Djurgården, the Vasa Museum is easy to reach using public transport or even by foot. Explore the best attractions and beautiful waterways of the Swedish capital by booking accommodation at our harbor side hotel.