Welcome at the Viking Ship museum in Roskilde

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the home of five world famous Viking ships and is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times.

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the home of five world famous Viking ships and it is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times.

The museum is known for the unique interaction between the exhibition of the original Viking ships and the museum's live intermediation environment, where you can experience reconstructed Viking ships, excellent boatbuilding and specialized, martime crafts.

Here, tales of our maritime prehistory meet in a living and modern museum, where museum visitors are involved in history through dialogue and active participation.

The museum is beautifully located at Roskilde Fjord and consists of the Viking Ship Hall, the Museum Island with boatyard, workshops and museum harbor.

The Viking Ship Museum attracts guests from all over the world and is also an important gathering place and recreation area with a rich range of activities and events for both children and adults, making a visit to the Viking Ship Museum something special all year round.

News from the Viking Ship Museum

Sailing trips on Roskilde Fjord are back

Published 01th Jul 2020

Every day from July 4th to August 9th you can join us for a very special experience on Roskilde Fjord, when we…

Summer Holiday at the Viking Ship

Published 25th Jun 2020

Feel, smell, look! At the Viking Ship Museum you can experience the history with all senses. Meet the craftsman,…

Not so long ago, an empty museum was something that existed in quiet mornings, before opening, or in the late afternoon when the last guest said 'thank you for today'. The fact that the Viking Ship Museum had visitors 365 days a year was almost a natural law. Now empty museum rooms have been a tangible part of our everyday lives for almost three months, and the museum can hardly wait to open its doors to the guests again on June 8. Photo: Werner Karrasch

The Viking Ship Museum reopens to the public on June 8th

Published 27th May 2020

After almost three months without guests, the Viking Ship Museum can hardly wait to open its doors to the public on…

Alternative launch of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough

Published 21th Apr 2020

During this time of corona-virus, nothing is as usual - nor is the spring launch of the Viking Ship Museum's…

Armed with spears and shields, the trial participants leave the ship by jumping over thegunwale in the forebody of the ship and then run ashore – Fotos: Catherina Sahl.

Knowledge: Viking-Age seaborne military operations

Published 30th Mar 2020

Seaborne military operations were a trademark of Scandinavian Viking warriors. These operations were characterized…

[Translate to english:] Kom med på en unik tur på Roskilde Fjord

Evening boat trips 2020

Published 27th Mar 2020

Genuine sailing experience in a traditional, Nordic boat with oars, sail - and with the scent of wood tar in the…

New course: 'Fish and eat'

Published 02th Dec 2019

The Viking Ship Museum offers a new course in Viking Age fishing, where you will have the opportunity to try out…