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.

300-year-old ship's rudder discovered during the construction of Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm

Published 21th Jun 2019

During work to prepare the Kriegers Flak area for Vattenfall's new offshore wind farm, several artefacts have been…

200 year-old-oak to be cleaved at the Viking Ship Museum.

Published 04th Sep 2017

The massive 8 meter long oak log, with a weight of around 8 tons, will be cleaved with mallets, wedges and raw…

Delivery of massive oak logs to the Viking Ship Museum’s boatyard

Published 31th Aug 2017

Two 200-year-old oak logs – one of which weighs over 6 tons – will arrive at the Viking Ship Museum’s boatyard on…

Rare underwater find of Mesolithic settlement

Published 06th Oct 2015

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