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.


News from the Viking Ship Museum

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…

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The Viking Ship Hall has been removed from the list of protected buildings and the five Viking ships can now be secured for the future

Published 30th Aug 2018

Due to expected rising water levels in Roskilde Fjord in the coming future, Denmark's Minister for Culture Mette…

The Viking ships have made their mark in the Nordic, maritime culture. Today's Nordic, wooden boats are still being built based on the same tradition as in the Viking Age.

UNESCO ICH Nordic clinker boat nomination

Published 02th Jul 2019

Nomination for the inscription of Nordic Clinker Boat Traditions on UNESCOS Representative List of the Intangible…