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What is the condition of Vasa?

Considering that Vasa is nearly 400 hundred years old and has been resting in polluted water for more than 300 years, she is doing pretty well. But like every other material, Vasa’s wood is slowly deteriorating with time. At the museum we are constantly trying to find solutions for this problem and find a way to keep Vasa as she is today for as long as possible. That is why we make sure to keep a stable temperature and humidity level inside the museum at all times, constantly improve and maintain the way the ship is supported and do research for new effective treatments of the ship’s objects.

Our aspiration is to preserve Vasa for one thousand years.

Read more about our preservation work on our web!



  • A piece of wood lying not more than a year in a mountain stream in Slovenia was as hard as rock. Possibly due to the amount of silica entering the pores. The right chemical equilibrium and hence a perfect result.
    R. Buiten

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