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.

News from is archived by year and can be found by searching in the search box or clicking on the current year in the list under archived news.

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

Published 18th Sep 2020

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

Published 26th Aug 2020

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

Published 10th Aug 2020

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

Published 27th May 2020

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

Alternative launch of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough

Published 21th Apr 2020

During this time of corona-virus, nothing is as usual - nor is the spring launch of the Viking Ship Museum's…

Conference postponed until further notice!

Published 09th Apr 2020

Due to the current pandemic, the Viking Ship Museum has been forced to postpone the conference until further…

Armed with spears and shields, the trial participants leave the ship by jumping over thegunwale in the forebody of the ship and then run ashore – Fotos: Catherina Sahl.

Knowledge: Viking-Age seaborne military operations

Published 30th Mar 2020

Seaborne military operations were a trademark of Scandinavian Viking warriors. These operations were characterized…

Information regarding COVID-19

Published 17th Mar 2020

At the time of writing, the conference is not affected by injunctions or prohibitions from Danish authorities.…

The programme is ready – registration is open!

Published 15th Jan 2020

We are pleased to announce that the program for NKM IV is finalised (subject to change). Look forward to two-three…

Special exhibition: In the Wake of the Vikings

Published 14th Jun 2020

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