Research, boatbuilding and education

The Viking Ship Museum is an active experimental archaeology research centre where craftsmen, academics and seamen works together in order to discover more about maritime cultural heritage. Thus, both experimental archaeology conducted by boatbuildes, sailers and craftsmen, and maritime archaeology are central to the museums research, storytelling and education. 

Boatyard

The boatyard is located on the Museum Island and work is carried out so that the public can follow the process at close quarters. The boatyard builds clinker-built boats and its purpose is to preserve the maritime crafts associated with these boats.

Research

The Viking Ship Museum is a cross-disciplinary environment in which craftsmen, academics and seamen work together in order to discover more about maritime cultural heritage. The methodological approaches from both experimental and maritime archaeology are central to the museums research. 

Maritime archaeology

Maritime archaeology – archaeology under the sea. Stone Age settlements, shipwrecks, defence systems, jetties, harbour installations and aircraft wrecks are artefacts of great historical importance and are therefore protected under the Danish Museum Act

Education

We have gathered knowledge about the Vikings that you can explore on this web-site. About their travels, ships and, not least, about the people who lived 1,000 years ago.