Resande man

"On the bottom of the Baltic Sea lies much of the world’s greatest cultural heritage. It is time to bring these wrecks and finds to the surface in a new museum. With Vrak – Museum of Wrecks, we want to let visitors dive deep into the secrets of the Baltic Sea!"

Leif Grundberg, Director General, Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums

Published: 22 januari 2021

New report about present finds from Gribshunden

A report that describes the new finds and discoveries made during an excavation of the wreck Gribshunden in 2019 is now releasing. The wreck has lain on the bottom of the Baltic Sea for more than 500 years, providing researchers with the first opportunity to study the construction of 15th-century ships.

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Published: 15 december 2020

A 3D puzzle for groundwater

How does groundwater flow into the Baltic Sea? Stockholm University and the museum’s maritime archaeologists are teaming up to study this question. Using 3D photography and other measurement equipment, they are trying to get a picture of how fresh water – and even dangerous substances – can seep into the sea.


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Published: 1 december 2020

Millions for research on The Lost Navy

Vrak – Museum of Wrecks and other research institutions receive SEK 34 million for the research program The Lost Navy. We will now take a forgotten part of Sweden's maritime history to the surface.

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Published: 19 november 2020

Small escape boats bring wartime memories to light

During the Second World War, 30,000 people fled the Baltic states across the Baltic Sea. Small boats made their escape possible. Some of these were left stranded on the shorelines where they remained as time capsules, on Gotland and in Uppland in particular. A recently published doctoral dissertation draws attention to the humble refugee boats and their perilous past.

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