Winter Holiday – in the archaeologist’s footsteps


Saturday 11th – Sunday 26th February 2017

How did people live thousands of years ago? Imagine, that you are an archaeologist, that is, someone who finds traces of and things from the past. Archaeologists are like a kind of detective, as they try to figure out how life was in the past, such as in the Viking Age.


The earth under our feet contains thousands of things that have been left behind by the people of the past. But the sea also hides traces of sunken worlds, which are waiting to be excavated by archaeologists.

At our workshop, you can get your hands on history when you investigate the items the archaeologist has found, and combine all the traces to tell a story. What can the skeleton tell us about people in the past and their lives? What event has taken place? 

The Vikings Workshops for children

In our workshop you can also recreate some of the artefacts found by archaeologists during excavations both on land and under water. 

In the workshop you can:

  • Sew your own leather pouch
  • Make amulets of antler and horn
  • Design jewellery with glass beads

Winter Holiday 2017:
Open daily: 10.00 - 17.00
Activities and workshops daily: 10.30 – 16.30. 
All activities take place indoors at the Viking Ship Hall. Some activities require an additional fee.


Children under 18, free admission.  Adults 130,00 DKK.The activities are aimed towards families with children from 5-12 years of age.

Guided tours:
Daily free guided tour in Danish kl. 13.00.                                                                  
Daily free guided tour in English kl. 15.00.

The Viking Ship Museum: 
Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde, tlf.: 46 300 200