History

From Vikings to royals - Vasa Museum

  • Medieval week in Visby, Gotland

Medieval week in Visby, Gotland

We Swedes were sovereigns of the sea in Viking times and seafaring ways still lock step with Swedish leadership and power. The Vasa Museum is a sterling symbol of that prowess. It took deep pockets and significant resources to salvage and house the 1628 warship that sank minutes into her maiden voyage. A walk along her pitch-sealed planks brings you into the world of ordinary 17th century seamen as well as the royals who mandated that Vasa be adorned with 700 sculptures and ornamentation!

For more information please contact:

Philippa Sutton

PR-Manager UK

Phone: +44 (0)20 7870 5604

philippa.sutton@visitsweden.com

 Philippa Sutton, PR Manager UK

Photo: Jacob Fridholm

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