H.M. The King of Sweden being given a special guided tour by the museum’s maritime archaeologists, here at the ship Resande Man.
At the ceremony, as the sun determinedly shone through the clouds, opening words were given by museum director Odd Johansen, head curator Lars Amréus and the king of Sweden himself. Some eclectic entertainment was on offer, with musician Wendy McNeill, the Maritime Museum’s steamboat and crew, a bubble artist and a crystal ball performer.
The king wrapped up the inauguration ceremony by ordering a gun salute from a copy of a Vasa cannon, thereby declaring the museum officially open. Ending on a jovial note, His Majesty declared that everyone had “had a blast”!
After the ceremony, guests were allowed to enter the museum and visit the exhibitions. Many left the Museum of Wrecks with smiles on their faces and newfound knowledge of the Baltic Sea’s cultural heritage.