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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marine archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum are currently conducting diving surveys of the wreck of a large warship from the 17th century. The ship is perhaps the last of the three sunken warships from the Battle of the Fehmarnbelt in 1644, the Danish warship DELMENHORST.

Marine archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark find warship from the 17th century

The ship is most likely the Danish warship 'Delmenhorst', the last of the three sunken warships from the 'Battle of…

Read more about the discovery of a Danish warship that has been missing for almost 400 years.

Marine archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum examine the last of the sunken warships from the Battle of the…

The Gislinge-boat sent for filming in Ireland

One of the Viking Ship Museum's reconstructions - the Gislinge-boat Langø, was sent to Ireland on Monday. There it…

[Translate to english:] Byt entrébilletten til et sæsonpas – Ved køb af billet indtil den 31. august 2020, får du et sæsonpas på hånden og fri entré til Vikingeskibsmuseet på alle åbningsdage i resten af 2020.

Season Pass for the Viking Ship Museum

Buy your ticket before 31 August 2020 and get unlimited access to the Viking Ship Museum for the rest of the year.

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

After almost three months without guests, the Viking Ship Museum can hardly wait to open its doors to the public on…


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Films from the Viking Ship Museum

Watch film from the Viking Ship Museum and get an impression of the activities that take place here.

Unless otherwise stated, the clips have been filmed and edited by the Viking Ship Museum's photographer, Werner Karrasch.
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gender and perceptions of gender in the Viking Age

Gender and perceptions of gender in the Viking Age

On the occasion of World Pride, we’re setting focus on gender and perceptions of gender in the Viking Age from the…

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

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

The sea can’t remove every trace…For nearly 400 years, the sea has kept hidden the gruesome remains of melted bronze guns, shot-damaged ship parts, shot and grim traces of the dead.

Special exhibition ‘In Smoke and Flames' about the naval battle in Fehmarn Belt, 1644

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

Marine archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum are currently conducting diving surveys of the wreck of a large warship from the 17th century. The ship is perhaps the last of the three sunken warships from the Battle of the Fehmarnbelt in 1644, the Danish warship DELMENHORST.

Marine archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum in Denmark find warship from the 17th century

The ship is most likely the Danish warship 'Delmenhorst', the last of the three sunken warships from the 'Battle of…

Vikingeskibene

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

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

300-year-old ship's rudder discovered during the construction of Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm

During work to prepare the Kriegers Flak area for Vattenfall's new offshore wind farm, several artefacts have been…

[Translate to english:] Vikingeskibsmuseet gennemfører jævnligt kæntrings- og redningsøvelser for at være godt forberedte, hvis uheldet skulle være ude. Billedet her er fra en tidligere kæntringsøvelse.

Planned capsize and rescue drill Friday June 21st

It's a rescue drill: A capsized Viking ship and 12 persons in the water. Rescue vessels and jet skis at full speed.…

200 year-old-oak to be cleaved at the Viking Ship Museum.

The massive 8 meter long oak log, with a weight of around 8 tons, will be cleaved with mallets, wedges and raw…

Delivery of massive oak logs to the Viking Ship Museum’s boatyard

Two 200-year-old oak logs – one of which weighs over 6 tons – will arrive at the Viking Ship Museum’s boatyard on…

[Translate to english:] Foto: Jørgen Kirsebom

The Viking ship that couldn’t sail is headed for Roskilde

The first reconstruction of the Norwegian Oseberg Ship sank in just 20 seconds during its first test-sailing in…


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