Always something happening at the boatyard
Experience the smell of tar and the sound of chopping axes when you come into close contact with the craftsmen at the boatyard.
Archaeology under the sea
Stone Age settlements, shipwrecks, defence systems, jetties, harbour installations and aircraft wrecks are just some of the things we dig out from beneath the surface. Follow the excavations and read the reports.
Hands on and more fun
Pupils and teachers come to the Museum to engage in teaching courses with visualized learning and hands on experience.
Follow the ships at sea
Every summer a handful of the Museum's reconstructed vikingships are sailing out on their annual summer cruises to collect data for research and knowledge. Follow their cruises and read their diaries.
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.
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.
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 – 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