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.

Full-day cours 'Learn to sail a Viking ship'

The dates for the full-day courses of 2019 has now been set, and you can start booking the sailing experience of a…

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…

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…

The special exhibition at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, 'In the Wake of the Vikings' - opening 13. November 2015 - is the story about how the five Skuldelev ships have shaped the museum to what it is today: how the remarkable find has been

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…

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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

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

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Ships on land for the winter

When the Viking Ship Museum pull their boats ashore on Saturday, it is first and foremost raw muscle that gets the…

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…

Extra courses in sailing Viking ships

Due to an overwhelming interest in the course 'Learn to sail a Viking ship', we offer two additional courses on…

Ottar is a reconstruction of Skuldelev 1. The original ship was built in Sognefjord, Western Norway, around the year 1030, while Ottar was built at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde in 1999-2000. Ottar can carry about 20 tons, has square sails and a crew

Ottar is sailing to Gotland

Extra efforts are being made to prepare the sea-going Viking ship. This year, the destination is Gotland and nearly…