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.

The original anchor in the Ladby ship.  Photo: Vikingemuseet Ladby

Impressive Viking Age anchor will be recreated at the Viking Ship Museum

Published 23th May 2024

Red-hot iron, the whistling breath of the bellows and the sound of metal striking metal. Right now, a team of…

Sailing and summer activities at the Viking Ship Museum

Published 24th Apr 2024

Summer is buzzing, the days are getting longer and you can feel it at the Viking Ship Museum. During the summer…

A new and ambitious home for the Viking ships in Roskilde

Published 12th Jan 2024

The winner of the architect competition for the New Viking Ship Museum has been found. On 11 January 2024, the…

In the Marine Archaeologists' Workshop, you can follow the exploration of two shipwrecks discovered during construction work in the port of Copenhagen.

Dive into the Past: Explore Shipwrecks at the Marine Archaeologists' DocuLab

Published 11th Dec 2023

The exploration of two remarkable shipwrecks found in 12 meters of water during the construction of the artificial…

In the next few days, marine archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum and the National Museum of Denmark will be diving down to the remains of two ships off the coast of Costa Rica. The investigation seeks to determine whether these are the wrecks of two 18th-century Danish slave ships. Photo: Andreas K. Bloch / Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

Researchers to investigate whether Costa Rica shipwrecks are Danish slave ships

Published 07th Sep 2023

In the next few days, marine archaeologists from the Viking Ship Museum and the National Museum of Denmark will be…

Cleaving oak for Skuldelev 5: Tuesday 11/7 from 10:00

Published 07th Jul 2023

The boatbuilders are cleaving oak for Skuldelev 5: Tuesday 11/7 from 10:00

[Translate to english:] Silas Tavs Ravn er formidlingsmedarbejder med særligt ansvar for håndværksformidling. Han har været den primære underviser i forløbene med eleverne fra Rosenkilde Skole under Autismecenter Vestsjælland.

Children from schools for children with special needs get the courage to to do new things at the Viking Ship Museum

Published 06th Mar 2023

A three-year collaboration with Rosenkilde School under The Autism Centre West Zealand have taught us how to create…

With private donations, financing is now in place to secure the five Viking ships in Roskilde for posterity.

Large donations ensure a safe and future-proof home for Roskilde’s Viking ships

Published 23th Jun 2022

With private donations totalling 135 million kroner from VILLUM FONDEN, Augustinus Fonden and Aage og Johanne…

Launch of a new Viking ship May 7th 2022

Skuldelev 3 revisited: a window to the past

Published 24th Apr 2022

The new reconstruction of Skuldelev 3 has already provided many new insights on Viking Age boatbuilding during the…

[Translate to english:] UNESCO anerkender klinkbådstraditioner

UNESCO have inscribed Nordic clinker boat traditions on the list of intangible heritage of humanity.

Published 14th Dec 2021

The clinker-built boats of the North – and the traditions associated with them – have now been officially…