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.

Rope maker uses lime bast for making ropes for the ships at the Viking Ship Museum.

Rope maker days

Published 06th Jul 2021

Meet the rope maker during the summer where we have special focus on the various crafts that surround the Nordic…

July 5-11: Warfare, battle and sharp weapons

July 5-11: Warfare, battle and sharp weapons

Published 06th Jul 2021

Do you think you could have survived in the Viking Age? Learn to fight with swords and shields, and find out if you…

New and instructive film about withy

Published 21th Jun 2021

The films show how withy is being developed and used while sailing

Free slots are now offered up

Published 03th May 2021

Nordic Conference for Maritime Archaeology IV: 3rd supplementary Call for Papers

As more of the originally…

New exhibition at the Viking Ship Museum tells the story of the battle, which Christian IV would rather have forgotten.Painting: Sjöhistoriska Museet in Stockholm

New exhibition brings 400-year-old naval battle to life

Published 29th Apr 2021

A cold October day in 1644, a dramatic naval battle is fought, which sends three warships to the bottom of the sea.…

The Viking Ship Museum is open again

Published 20th Apr 2021

We’ve prepared an exciting season with new activities under Corona-safe conditions.

New dates for the Nordic Conference for Maritime Archaeology IV

Published 08th Oct 2020

As everyone will know, it is not possible to see the end of the corona pandemic in the foreseeable future. However,…

Skuldelev 3 Revisited - a new Viking ship is being built at the Viking Ship Museum's boatyard. Construction will be completed in September / October 2021.

Iron in the Viking ships - rivets and roves

Published 29th Sep 2020

The Vikings used iron rivets and roves when they build their ships. But in the construction of the Skuldelev 3…

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…