Late summer and autumn at the Viking Ship Museum

We are building a Viking Ship - History with all the senses

Feel, smell, look! The boatyard is located at the scenic museum island. Here, the museum builds reconstructions of Viking ships and other traditional wooden boats. The smell of fresh wood tar fills the air and the sound of the builder's ax against the oak echoes rhythmically across the boatyard.

Visitors to the museum can experience the ancient craftsmanship and meet the craftsperson who tells and shows how we recreate the Viking ships with the materials and techniques of the past. Depending on when you visit the museum, you can meet the Viking warrior, the boatbuilder, the black smith, the rope maker or the smelter.

Next to the boatyard you can go exploring in our special experience-area with activities and exhibitions that tell about boat building and other maritime crafts in the Viking Age.

Outdoor guided tours

On the tour 'The recreated ships' you will find the story of how our reconstructed Viking ships provide new knowledge about the Viking's boatbuilding and seafaring.
The tour takes place outdoors and is based on the museum's reconstructions of the original Viking ships which can be seen in the large Exhibition Hall.

Daily guided tours in English until October 18th at 11.00.  

Embark on a special Long Ship

Long, slim warships and heavy, broad merchant ships lie shoulder to shoulder in the museum harbor.

Untill the 18th of October you can board the world's longest reconstruction of a Viking ship, the 'Sea Stallion from Glendalough'.
The 30-meter warship has room for 60 fighters at the oars and it is a very special experience to stand in the impressive vessel.

Play as in the Viking Age

You can challenge each other and play like the Vikings! Throw on strategic games like 'Throw Thor's Hammer' or 'Mooring Throw' or test your muscle power by 'going to Iceland after herring'.
In the Viking Age, the games were part of the warrior training, where strength was not enough to become a good warrior: speed, fine motor skills and strategy were equally important attributes.

Find the answer: 'Venture out' - a treasure hunt for children

Embark on an voyage with your family around the museum area - solve exciting puzzles and learn more about the Viking Age at your own pace.
Use a solar compass, read the wind, find the difference between warships and merchant ships and learn about the Vikings' clothing, their ships, navigation and runes.

The exploration is based on a booklet that can be purchased for 25 DKK in the museum shop. 

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