Vrak – The Museum of Wrecks

Showcasing the Baltic Sea’s treasures today

The Vasa ship was discovered at the end of the 1950s off the coast of Beckholmen. It was later salvaged at Djurgården. And so the subject of marine archaeology was born. This new museum has been built in a boat hall from the Second World War. The museum will be a hub for Baltic Sea wrecks and new discoveries and research on the subject.

Functional architect Paul Hedqvist, who is known for designing Skatteskrapan, DN-huset and Västerbron, also 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. There is also a café and shop where the ingredients and products will be selected with sustainability in mind.

VRAK will tell the story of more than 100,000 wrecks that have been found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The unique sea is one of the world’s most powerful cultural artefacts! At the same time, the Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most polluted seas. But it can be saved; and we want to do what we can to help!

The museum will strive to cooperate with others who are working for the Baltic Sea and a sustainable local environment. We will highlight good role models and tell their story. In our work, exhibitions and communication, our aim is to inspire and raise awareness. We will focus on how we as individuals can contribute to improving the state of the Baltic Sea – and Djurgården.

Skiss exteriör Museum of Wrecks
Sectional view of VRAK – The Museum of Wrecks. By Fahlander arkitekter, illustration Victor Mickelsson
Marine archaeological diving by the wreck Hulda in the Baltic sea.

VRAK – The Museum of Wrecks uses modern technology to preserve important nature and cultural values, in a building that contributes to inclusive and sustainable urbanization (11.4,3)

The museum will strive to work together with others (17.17)

It will highlight positive role models to educate the public in sustainable lifestyles (12.8)