Dig out Vasa again on Easter holiday!

By on March 27, 2018

Try to be a marine archaeologist and dig out Vasa again, feel a 400 year old cannonball, do a platting and take in a cannon … Every day on Vasa’s Easter holiday from March 30 to April 8th there are exciting activities for school vacant children.

On the bottom of the Baltic, thousands of well-preserved wrecks hide. One of those found and salvaged is Vasa. But it was not just a ship like the marine archaeologists and the divers found at the bottom. Vasa was filled with things that the people on board had packed.

From the depths of the sea is the Easter family view called, about how it is like to be a marine archaeologist. Here the children are trying to dig the Vasa ship again and see what things are hidden in the depths. The things found can tell a lot about another time and about the people who had taken them on board. The display is given several times daily during Easter and is suitable for children from 7 years of age together with an adult.

Building, loading, sailing is a family show where the children will find out more about the building of Vasa, which would be Sweden’s most important warship. For example, what was needed to build it and how it all went. Finally, the children sail away with the ship in the museum’s experience room under deck! The display is given several times daily during Easter eve and fits children between 4 and 10 years in the company of an adult.

Take in a cannon – daily between 11.00 and 12.00
As early as the 17th century, divers managed to get down to thirty meters to take in Vasa’s precious cannons. But how did they actually do? Visitors can join and experiment with fire and water explaining how a diving bell works.

Make a platting – daily between 14:00 and 15:00
The Vasa ship had a total of about 12 kilometers of ropes of different types and thicknesses. Learn how to brace tar-scented hemp twine to a small rope of the same kind found on Vasa.

Meet a marine archaeologist – only Thursday, April 5th 11.30
Feel a 400 year old cannon ball, try breathing in a full mask, feel a dive suit and other dive details and learn how they work. The Marine archaeologist Jim Hansson talks about his work in an underwater world that most of us never see.

All Easter activities are included in the entrance fee – and for children up to 18 years it is free admission.

For complete programs see: www.vasamuseet.se

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm