In Shipbuilding you can learn everything about how ships were built in the past. Here you’ll find objects and models from a bygone age.
Pieces of wreckage, miniatures and drawings. Shipbuilding, which was inaugurated in the 1960s, is a fine example of a traditional museum exhibition and covers Swedish shipbuilding from the Viking era until the steamers of the 19th century.
Gröne jägaren and Elefanten
Here are objects from dry land as well as the bottom of the sea, such as pieces of wreckage from Riksäpplet and Gröne Jägaren, two ships that sank off Dalarö in the 17th century. Many of the objects were salvaged by the local population, and the wrecks inspired Anders Franzén to begin searching for the warship Vasa around the middle of the 20th century.
Shipbuilding also includes the remains of a ship from the century before the Vasa. This is the stern of Elefanten, a warship that sank in 1554.
The exhibition also includes a detailed model of the Södra varvet shipyard in Södermalm, Stockholm, as it looked in 1781. This central part of Stockholm – where Folkungagatan runs today – was then on the outskirts of the city.