Vasa Ship Museum Stockholm is one of the most-visited museums in Sweden. It lies on Djurgarden Island and exhibits the wooden warship of Vasa. In the early part of 1600s, this ship was made in order to help the military campaign of Gustav II Adolph in the Baltic.
On 10th August, 1628 this liner started its journey with around 130 crewmen, but as it moved through the islands that separate the city of Stockholm from the open sea, the ship was caught in a sudden storm.
Immediately water started pouring through the cannon ports and the ship sank in the Stockholm harbor. For over 300 years, this ship remained there and finally, it was excavated and preserved in the museum. This museum is known as the Vasa Ship Museum Stockholm.
Wooden Warship of Vasa
The wooden Vasa has been preserved in the main hall of this museum. The bowsprit of Vasa has been reconstructed. Apart from this, other ruined parts of Vasa Ship have also been replaced. Though Vasa is the main ship on display, there are four other ships that are exhibited in the Vasa Ship Museum. Some such vessels are the light vessel Finngrundet, Sankt Erik, Bernhard Ingelsson and Spica.
The interior of this museum are wonderfully decorated, whereas, it’s outside wall is painted in dark blue, red, green and yellow. Most of the parts of this building are covered by the wood-made panels. The entire portion of Vasa ship can be seen here and around this ship, there are several models that portray the construction as well as the recovery of this warship.