Sunday 15 September
Explore the secrets of the Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea has served as a travel route and meeting place for people of different cultures throughout time – a treasure trove of cultural history, with a unique environment that is home to thousands of shipwrecks and other artefacts preserved at the bottom of the sea. The Vasa ship is just one of many well-preserved finds from the Baltic Sea.
A new museum is being built next to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. It intends to preserve and disseminate knowledge about the cultural heritage of the Baltic Sea, and bring the stories of its shipwrecks up to the surface. The Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museum’s new museum VRAK – Museum of Wrecks opens in 2020.
Join the museum’s maritime archaeologists on a shipwreck safari in the Stockholm archipelago. Together on board a historical ship, we will glide over some of the world’s most unique wrecks. This unforgettable field study will offer insight into the unique preservation conditions of the Baltic Sea.
Free of charge, limited number of participants.