Welcome at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

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 synergi between the exhibition of the original Viking ships and the museum's interactive environment, where you can experience reconstructed Viking ships, excellent boatbuilding and specialized, martime crafts.

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

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

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


News from the Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum is full of life – with many foreign languages in the mix. Despite a quiet start to the tourist season, it would appear that international visitors are returning to Roskilde.

Museum extends activities: international visitors numbers increasing

Published 16th Aug 2021

The Viking Ship Museum is full of life – with many foreign languages in the mix. Despite a quiet start to the…

New and instructive film about withy

Published 21th Jun 2021

The films show how withy is being developed and used while sailing

[Translate to english:] Byg din egen båd i værkstedet på værftspladsen på Vikingeskibsmuseet.

'Build a boat' workshop for creative children and adults

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The public workshop ‘Build your own boat’ at the shipyard site opens on 21 of May.

The digital game ‘MuseumsMysteriet’ will help children get around the Viking Ship Hall in a fun, entertaining and surprising way. Photo: Jacob Nyborg Andreassen / Viking Ship Museum

New digital game: Help Astrid to solve the Museum Mystery

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Help Astrid saving the Viking Ship Museum from a cunning theft.

Bring a smartphone, download the game for free -…

New exhibition at the Viking Ship Museum tells the story of the battle, which Christian IV would rather have forgotten.Painting: Sjöhistoriska Museet in Stockholm

New exhibition brings 400-year-old naval battle to life

Published 29th Apr 2021

A cold October day in 1644, a dramatic naval battle is fought, which sends three warships to the bottom of the sea.…

The Viking Ship Museum is open again

Published 20th Apr 2021

We’ve prepared an exciting season with new activities under Corona-safe conditions.

Skuldelev 3 Revisited - a new Viking ship is being built at the Viking Ship Museum's boatyard. Construction will be completed in September / October 2021.

Iron in the Viking ships - rivets and roves

Published 29th Sep 2020

The Vikings used iron rivets and roves when they build their ships. But in the construction of the Skuldelev 3…