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Stockholm's Vasa Museum sails into top spot on most-visited list

The Vasa Museum in Stockholm. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Published: 11.Jan.2018 13:50 hrs

Stockholm's Vasa Museum, showcasing a well-preserved centuries-old shipwreck, is now the country’s most visited museum.

Almost 1.5 million people visited the famous ship in 2017, pushing Stockholm’s living museum Skansen from the most-visited spot it had held for several years.

Compared to the previous year -- which also welcomed a record-breaking number of guests -- visitor numbers to the Vasa Museum increased by 154,084 in 2017, an 11 percent rise. That included a landmark day on July 25th, when the previous record for number of visits on a single day was smashed.

"It's amazing. I am particularly pleased that the proportion of children visiting us has increased. We have invested a lot in our younger visitors, for example by offering more family tours," said the museum's director, Lisa Månsson.

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