The sheer scale and the beauty of Vasa is breathtaking, almost 700 wooden sculptures and figures adorn her length and breadth.On August 10th, 1628 a crowd of thousands thronged the quayside in Stockholm. The Vasa, the pride of the Swedish navy makes her maiden voyage. Two canon shots - the last she would ever make, announce her departure. The people of the city, members of the nobility and foreign ambassadors look on. Just minutes later, the Vasa tilts and sinks. The museum tells the story of how she was built, how and why she sunk and how she was lifted from the murky depths and then preserved for future generations to admire.