The Viking Ship Museum is an active experimental archaeology research centre where craftsmen, academics and seamen work together in order to discover more about maritime cultural heritage. Thus, both experimental archaeology conducted by boatbuilders, sailors and craftsmen, and maritime archaeology are central to the museums research, storytelling and education.
At the boatyard, located on Museum Lake, clinker-built utility boats are built. The boatyard's speciality is full-scale reconstruction of prehistoric boats, using the methods of the time.
The Viking Ship Museum is an active experimental archaeology research centre, with over thirty years experience in building and sailing reconstructions of archaeological ship finds
The boat collection is an active part of the museum's exhibition and communication. The museum's boat collection is constantly growing. The museum has more than 40 different boats, and several are built at the boatyard.
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 Viking Ship Museum conducts experimental archaeological research in order to investigate the techniques, methods and conceptual understandings utilised while building and using the boats and ships of the past.