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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New Year's brunch on the Museum Island

Start 2019 with a brisk walk to the fjord and make your way to Café Knarr, which will be serving a delicious New Ye…

Yule Days at the Viking Ship Museum 26th – 30th December

The bonfire will be lit so come and enjoy some Yule ’hygge’ both in and out of doors. Take your friends and family …

Delicious winter specialties at Café Knarr

The Viking ships are decorated with light. The museum shop is packed with Nordic Christmas decorations and exciting…

Viking Ship Museum receives support for ‘The clinker-built, open boat’ project

Nordea-fonden has given 1 million kroner to a two-year project intended to increase interest in traditional working…

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…

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 Bo…

Film: Launch of the Viking Ship Museum's latest boat, 'Storkjoven'

"May the ship be easy for the oars, fast from the wind, but do not run from its skipper"... Watch the film from t…

Viking and Iron Age expanded boats - New book out now

The Viking Age is often seen as the period with the large, beautiful clinker-built ships, with iconic, sweeping ste…

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…

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 musc…