Make out one of the best and unique Vasa Museum, Sweden
It is a maritime museum, located in the main city, on the island of Djurgarden, Sweden. This popular tourist destination displays the only integral ship, which has ever been salvage. The ship named Vasa is the worldâ€™s oldest known complete ship, which sank in the sea in 1628 and saved in 1961, and restored carefully.
The Vasa warship designed as the most elegant and impressive warship of its time. The ship launched in Stockholm in 1628, but ship sank less than half a kilometer from its launch, due to major flaws in her construction design. It stayed in the mud of the Stockholm harbor for over 300 years, and its shipyard turned into the Vasa museum.
In 1981, the Swedish government decided that a permanent museum to be constructed for this ship. About 384 architects sent in models of their ideas for the most suitable design to house and preserved the Vasa.Â This museum officially opened in 1990, and saw by over 25 million people. In 2008, the museum had 1,143,404 visitors.
The beauty of the warship is stunning, and almost 700 wooden sculptures and figures adorn her length and breadth. You can also see some parts rebuilt, but most of the original timber was intact. Although you will not be able to go in the ship, the museum did a great job of replicating many of the objects on numerous display areas in the museum. This museum tells the story of her construction, story of sunk, lifted from the sea, and perfectly preserved for future generation to admire.
The Vasa ship is not the only attraction in the museum, but there are exhibitions, historical artifacts, film showing, interesting guided tours, a gift shop and a restaurant in the museum. The museum allows you to view the Vasa ship from six levels and it has chosen as one of the seven wonders of Sweden. The entire space very well represented with different levels and an impressive use of modern technologies.
There is also a theater, which plays informative videos in different languages all over the day. You must check the schedule for your language. The museum is very popular, so you have to wait to enter in the museum. If some want to visit Stockholm, then his trip is incomplete without visiting this marvelous museum.
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