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The construction of a Gislinge boat for 'Scout's Jamboree 2022' began at the shipyard in the spring and now the boat is almost ready. In week 30, the boat will be moved to the Scouts' Camp in Hedeland, where it will be part of the camp's activity program.

Summer season at the boatyard

There is always a lot to experience when visiting the Viking Ship Museum's boatyard and this high-season is no…

With private donations, financing is now in place to secure the five Viking ships in Roskilde for posterity.

Large donations ensure a safe and future-proof home for Roskilde’s Viking ships

With private donations totalling 135 million kroner from VILLUM FONDEN, Augustinus Fonden and Aage og Johanne…

Launch of a new Viking ship May 7th 2022

Come and join us for the launch of a new Viking ship

Come and join us for a day of celebration at the Viking Ship Museum boatyard on Saturday May 7th.

Launch of a new Viking ship May 7th 2022

Skuldelev 3 revisited: a window to the past

The new reconstruction of Skuldelev 3 has already provided many new insights on Viking Age boatbuilding during the…

[Translate to english:] UNESCO anerkender klinkbådstraditioner

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…

New and instructive film about withy

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

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

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

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…


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Unless otherwise stated, the clips have been filmed and edited by the Viking Ship Museum's photographer, Werner Karrasch.
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Latest press releases

With private donations, financing is now in place to secure the five Viking ships in Roskilde for posterity.

Large donations ensure a safe and future-proof home for Roskilde’s Viking ships

With private donations totalling 135 million kroner from VILLUM FONDEN, Augustinus Fonden and Aage og Johanne…

Launch of a new Viking ship May 7th 2022

Newly built Viking ship provides a window to the past and new insights for research into Viking Age society

The new reconstruction of Skuldelev 3 has already provided many new insights on Viking Age boatbuilding during the…

The Viking Ship Museum is preparing for the storm 'Malik' and high water levels

Storm Malik is due to hit Denmark this weekend and forecasts predict that the area around the Viking Ship Museum…

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.…


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