The Vasa Museum or Vasamuseet is located in central Stockholm, on the island of Djurgården. Its main exhibit is the ship Vasa which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa was a 64-cannon warship, and its lifespan lasted only 1300 meters. Only bronze cannons were saved from sinking, and the ship fell into oblivion until rediscovered in the 1950s in a busy part of Stockholm port. Vasa remained almost intact for more than three centuries, which made it extremely interesting for visitors and made this museum one of the most visited in Scandinavia.