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.

From 2007 – 2008, Sea Stallion undertook a trial voyage from Roskilde to Dublin and back again. 2,482 sea miles were sailed along Viking Age sailing routes with the aim of testing the reconstruction.

Sea Stallion begins to show its age

Published 01th Jul 2019

15 years doesn’t sound like much of an age but for a Viking ship, which has sailed thousands of sea miles, it’s…

Midsummer greetings! 

Published 26th Jun 2019

Even though it may seem a long time until the Nordic Conference for Maritime Archaeology IV in May 2020, we would…

Reconstructing a medieval wooden boat in a digital age

Published 20th Sep 2016

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

Published 28th Jun 2016

This summer, a unique voyage will shed new light on pivotal questions concerning the Scandinavians who, 1,000 years…

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…

Maritime archaeologist, Matko Cvrljak, working on the excavation of the medieval ship from Kalverev. Before the archaeologists could begin to get an idea of the extent of the wreck, they first had to remove 1.4m of sand and silt. Photo: Nilas H. Møller

The Viking Ship Museum recovers a medieval ship in Storstrømmen

Published 27th Sep 2016

The rare find will provide the archaeologists with new knowledge concerning the development of the Nordic ship,…

The Friends of the Viking Ship Museum have donated 250,000 DKK, setting the course towards the world’s longest Viking ship.

Published 12th Sep 2018

The Friends of the Viking Ship Museum have donated a quarter of a million kroner to finance the first steps towards…

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

Published 20th Nov 2018

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. (kopi 1)

Published 07th Mar 2019

The Friends of the Viking Ship Museum have donated a quarter of a million kroner to finance the first steps towards…