Welcome to the Viking Ship Museum
1000 years ago, the Vikings sailed along the shores of Europe, up rivers and across the open sea throughout the North Atlantic area.
Ships are the essence of the Viking Age. With them, the Scandinavian countries were founded.
The Viking Ship Museum is built around the five original Viking ships from Skuldelev. They are part of a global story about ships, people and things on voyages.
The museum tells the story of how the Vikings changed the World with their ships.
Without ships, no Viking Age.
The five viking ships found in Roskilde Fjord
Experience the five Viking ships, found in Roskilde Fjord.
Audioguides for everyone
Imagine if Viking ships could talk. What would they say?
Listen to exciting stories about Vikings and their impressive ships in the Viking Ship Museum’s audio guide, which also contains expert information.
Café Knarr at the Museum Island
Enjoy the atmosphere on Museum Island from Café Knarr, which overlooks the boatyard and the Viking Ship Museum's many beautiful wooden ships.
Come and join us for a day of celebration at the Viking Ship Museum boatyard on Saturday May 7th.
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