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

On 17 - 19 July, we will focus on 'the other half' in a historical period where there is most often a focus on men and their roles in society.

Viking talks on 'Women in the Viking Age' 13 August

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Thursday the 13th of August 2020, we will focus on 'the other half' in a historical period where focus primarily is…

Viking Talks on 'Iron in the Viking Age'

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On Monday the 10th and Saturday the 15th of August, we will focus on the processing and use of iron in the Viking…

On 17 - 19 July, we will focus on 'the other half' in a historical period where there is most often a focus on men and their roles in society.

Viking talks on 'Women in the Viking Age'

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Friday the 7th and Thursday the 13th of August 2020, we will focus on 'the other half' in a historical period where…

[Translate to english:] Hvad spiste vikingerne? Og hvordan tilberedte og opbevarede de maden i en tid uden fryser, køleskab eller foodprocessor? Det er i sagens natur svært at svare klart på disse spørgsmål, men den viden vi io dag har fra arkæologiske udgravninger og fortællinger fra vikingetiden er med til at at sammenstykke et billede af, hvilke råvarer og metoder de havde til rådighed.

Like to learn more about the food in the Viking Age?

Published 06th Aug 2020

Saturday 8th and Monday 10th of August we give a 'Viking talk' about 'Food in the Viking Age' . Both days at 12:00

During the summer - until August 9 - you can visit the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde for half price. Children and youngsters 0-17 years, as always, have free admission.

50% discount on the entrance fee to the Viking Ship Museum

Published 08th Jul 2020

During the summer - until August 9 - you can visit the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde for half price. Children and…

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,…