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The Viking Ship Hall, designed by Professor Erik Christian Sørensen, is beautifully located on to Roskilde Fjord. The building was built to house the Viking ships found in Roskilde Fjord and was listed in 1997. 

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The Museum is the only place in the world where you can experience seeing 1000-year-old Viking ships, and then go directly out to the Museum harbour, where the full-scale reconstructed Viking ships lie moored at the quayside. 

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The Sea Stallion from Glendalough is a 30 metre long reconstruction of the great longship Skuldelev 2.

The ship is a war machine, built to carry many warriors at high speed. It is a bold design, both heavy and strong enough to carry its 112 m² sail, but also sufficiently light and long to be rowed by a crew of 60. A compromise between strength and lightness.

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Special exhibitions at the Viking Ship Museum are based on the Viking and their ships, but also looks outside the world of the Vikings and conveys the story of maritime culture in a bigger and more global perspective.

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The boatyard builds clinker-built boats and its purpose is to preserve the maritime crafts associated with these boats. Our boatbuilders specialises in full-scale reconstructions of prehistoric boats using the methods of the time

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The museum collection is based on the five Viking ships that were excavated at Skuldelev in Roskilde Fjord in 1962. With the reconstruction of these and other vessels from the Viking Age and Early Middle Ages the museum tries to bring to life these archeological finds - not just through boat yard reconstructions, but also by showing ships lying in the harbour and by taking them out to sea. Thus, during the summer season, visitors to the museum are invited to take part in trips'on Roskilde Fjord under (the square) sail.

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