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.
Shop a large selection of Nordic design and museum copies. Access to the Museum Shop is free.
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.
With private donations totalling 135 million kroner from VILLUM FONDEN, Augustinus Fonden and Aage og Johanne…
Come and join us for a day of celebration at the Viking Ship Museum boatyard on Saturday May 7th.
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…
Help Astrid saving the Viking Ship Museum from a cunning theft.
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