Viking games, books, jewellery, gifts and Nordic Design.
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 Viking Ship Museum is open daily
Experience the five Viking ships, found in Roskilde Fjord.
The museum displays both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Read more about the museum's current exhibitions here.
The Viking Ship Museum offers a lot of exciting activities and experiences on land and water for the whole family.
The Museum Shop
Shop a large selection of Nordic design and museum copies. Access to the Museum Shop is free.
New Nordic Vikingfood
Café Knarr is located on Museum Lake with a view of the beautiful wooden boats.
It serves food inspired by the world of the Vikings.
Listen to exciting and dramatic stories about Viking ships and voyages.
There are audio guides for children and adults
News from the Viking Ship Museum
Spring is arriving at the fjord - experience the yearly launch of the museum's ships
Kick off the Easter holidays with a huge splash! Bring the whole family to the Viking Ship Museum's harbour and…
Easter holiday at the Viking Ship Museum - Become an archaeologist for a day
Have you ever wondered what hidden treasures, shipwrecks and traces of ancient settlements lie just below the…
Children from schools for children with special needs get the courage to to do new things at the Viking Ship Museum
A three-year collaboration with Rosenkilde School under The Autism Centre West Zealand have taught us how to create…
Full-day course 'Learn to sail a Viking ship'
Do you want to try sailing a Viking ship in Roskilde Fjord?
You can now book the sailing experience of a lifetime…
Large donations ensure a safe and future-proof home for Roskilde’s Viking ships
With private donations totalling 135 million kroner from VILLUM FONDEN, Augustinus Fonden and Aage og Johanne…
Skuldelev 3 revisited: a window to the past
The new reconstruction of Skuldelev 3 has already provided many new insights on Viking Age boatbuilding during the…
UNESCO have inscribed Nordic clinker boat traditions on the list of intangible heritage of humanity.
The clinker-built boats of the North – and the traditions associated with them – have now been officially…