News from the Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum writes news about current topics we work with at the museum.

Here you can find stories about the boatbuilders' new building projects at the boatyard, the marine archaeologists' excavations and research results as well as information on current exhibitions and activities.

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The Friends of the Viking Ship Museum have donated 250,000 DKK, setting the course towards the world’s longest Viking ship.

The Friends of the Viking Ship Museum have donated a quarter of a million kroner to finance the first steps towards…

Climb Aboard - a new exhibition in the Viking Ship Hall

The exhibition takes you to the open sea where the weather changes from calm breeze to storms, thunder and high se…

A Viking ship built from 200 year old fleet oak

The construction of a Viking ship requires the best materials - not least the first class oak timber.

Viking-Age War Fleets - A new book by the Viking Ship Museum

Fourth volume of the series Maritime Culture of the North deals with the building and use of ships for warfare in t…

Reconstructing a medieval wooden boat in a digital age

By uniting traditional boatbuilding and open source digital media, the Gislinge Boat Open Source Project has succee…

Trial voyage to shed new light on Viking life in Greenland

This summer, a unique voyage will shed new light on pivotal questions concerning the Scandinavians who, 1,000 years…

In the Wake of the Vikings - Special exhibition

The special exhibition 'In the Wake of the Vikings' is the story about how the five Skuldelev ships have shaped the…

Rare underwater find of Mesolithic settlement

Maritime archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde have found an 8,000 year old settlement under 5m of…

2013: Maritime Networks and Urbanism in the Early Medieval World

11.-12. April 2013 a two-day conference held at the Viking Ship Museum, convened an international research forum to…

2004: Wulfstan's Voyage

Here follows an abstract of the introduction published in the proceedings of the seminar: Wulfstan's Voyage.