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The Viking Ship Museum’s boatyard

The boatyard is located on the Museum Island and work is carried out so that the public can follow the process at close quarters.

The boatyard builds clinker-built boats and its purpose is to preserve the maritime crafts associated with these boats.

The boatyard specialises in full-scale reconstructions of prehistoric boats using the methods of the time. However, we also build new boats based on old traditions and restore and repair old boats. We accept building commissions from private clients and from other museums.

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The old boat-types can withstand most weather
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Marcus Noer, Frederikssund dinghy, close reefed
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Photo Werner Karrasch
Photo Werner Karrasch
It requires teamwork to sail the traditional boats. Oars, sails and cordage must all be managed
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They are perfect for school classes, family events or team-building exercises
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Book an event in the booking office, or order a boat from the boatyard…