Vrak – Museum of Wrecks opens September 2310/09/2021
It’s not every day a new museum opens at Djurgården, but now it’s finally time! We’re happy to welcome Vrak – Museum of Wrecks, which will open on the 23 of September. The museum is located at Djurgårdsstrand 17, between the Vasa Museum and Gröna Lund, it lays only a few meters from the water.
Vrak is perfect for the curious ones and the history buffs. The museum tells the story of more than 100,000 wrecks that have been found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Through immersive film experiences the visitor can move down to the seabed of the Baltic Sea and, among other things, walk along the mythical wreck, “Resande Man”. With the help of digital solutions such as VR dives, archive dives and games the museum manages to bring history to the surface without affecting and disturbing the seabed of the Baltic Sea.
Vrak is the Vasa Museum’s new sister museum and is part of the Swedish Maritime and Transport History Museums. Functional architect Paul Hedqvist designed the boat hall for Vrak – the Museum of Wrecks. The building has retained its exterior, but has been given a modern makeover on the inside. Through collaboration with Fahlander architects and construction contractor Serneke, they have carefully rebuilt the boat hall with sustainable materials such as concrete, oak, steel, and glass. They have taken inspiration from the sea, ships, and the seabed to renovate the boat hall into a building where man meet sea. The museum is now nominated for the ROT-award and The Betongpriset for the careful rebuilding.
On Wednesday 22 September, Vrak will be inaugurated with a visit from the King. If you cannot wait, there is already material on their website, vrak.se. There you can find wreck stories, films about wrecks in the Baltic Sea and much more.