Sunday, 26 January 2014

Vasa Museet

My uncle's Gift

Vasa Museet


I love to have gifts, like everyone. Miniature of Vasa ship gifted by my beloved Bau Bau uncle (Sunil Uncle). He bought it from Sweden.  He asked me to write the history of the ship. It was an interesting task to findout details of a warship, which is more than 400 year old. 

The ship sank after sailing about 1,300 meters into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. There was 64 guns on it. It was raised up in 1990, and made a maritime museum, that is the world famous Vasa Museet or Vasa Museum. The ship sunk due to lack of stability. 


Vasa Museum
Vasa Museum (Vasa museet) is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia.