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Press release

Invitation: Opening of Vrak – Museum of Wrecks

In September, a new maritime archaeology museum is opening on Djurgården in Stockholm. Please join us as a special guest at a press preview of Vrak – Museum of Wrecks on 16 September, and at the inauguration of the museum by His Majesty The King of Sweden on 22 September.

The new museum Vrak – Museum of Wrecks allows visitors to dive into the past with the help of various digital solutions.

Already in the first exhibition, the visitor is brought to the bottom of the Baltic Sea with the help of an immersive film experience. The mythical wreck “Resande Man” is shown in scale 1:1 and presented using a hologram. Here the visitor can experience the feeling of moving through an old shipwreck. Upstairs, after the visitor has risen to the surface, there is the opportunity to explore a wreck through VR dives, dives in archives, and games. 

The museum is housed in a unique building, an old boat hangar designed by architect Paul Hedqvist in 1941. The architectural firm Fahlander Arkitekter have carefully redeveloped the building with sustainable materials like concrete, oak, steel and glass, which have associations with the sea, ships and the seafloor. 

The Museum of Wrecks is the sister museum of the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, and part of the government agency the Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums.

Press preview in the museum and the exhibitions on Thursday, 16 September 
To avoid overcrowding, four press previews will be held at the following times:

  • 9 a.m. – in Swedish
  • 11 a.m. – in Swedish
  • 1 p.m. – in English 
  • 3 p.m. – in Swedish

Location: Djurgårdsstrand 17, Djurgården, Stockholm, inside the museum. 

You are allowed to take photos and videos in the museum during the press preview. The museum’s director Odd Johansen, exhibition producers and maritime archaeologists will be on hand at the museum to answer your questions. You can also walk around the exhibitions on your own. Press images and underwater film footage will be available for viewing in the museum’s press room. 

Inauguration on Wednesday, 22 September 
Members of the press are welcome to participate in person as His Majesty The King of Sweden inaugurates Vrak – Museum of Wrecks. The inauguration starts at 4 p.m.

Location: Djurgårdsstrand 17, Djurgården, Stockholm, outside of the museum.

The general public is welcome to follow the opening ceremony online at the museum’s website, vrak.se

Registration and credentials are required for both the press preview and the inauguration. Please note that the inauguration is also broadcasted digitally with an unlimited number of seats. 
Contact press officer Cecilia Eriksson at cecilia.eriksson@smtm.se by Monday, 13 September. For the press preview, please state which time you wish to attend. 

For any questions, please contact Cecilia Eriksson, telephone +46 (0)76 607 58 78.

Vrak – Museum of Wrecks
Vrak – Museum of Wrecks is a new museum about the Baltic Sea’s unique wrecks and cultural heritage, and a sister museum to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. Nowhere else in the world are there as many well-preserved shipwrecks as in the Baltic Sea. The Museum of Wrecks brings their stories to the surface, while leaving the wrecks themselves and their objects on the seafloor where they are best preserved. The new museum serves as a hub for wrecks, new discoveries and research throughout the Baltic Sea region.

Address: Djurgårdsstrand 17, Djurgården, Stockholm.