A museum for all
Feel the presence of history when you stand before the five original Viking ships that bear witness to war, trade and sea voyages to distant places.
The Viking Ship Museum focuses on the Vikings' maritime craftsmanship and their impressive ships.
Follow the work in the Boatyard, visit our large boat collection in the Museum Harbour and try your hand at Viking crafts.
Exciting exhibitions - Films about the Viking ships and Sea Stallion fron Glendalough - Go on board Viking ships - Activities for children - Boatyard - Museum Harbour - Museum Shop with Scandinavian design - Eat New Nordic Viking Food.
The exhibition takes you to the open sea where the weather changes from calm breeze to storms, thunder and high se
18. February 2019
Winter Holiday - the ship is loaded with?
Learn all about the Vikings and take a journey into their world! Follow the route on the map, use the discovery set and solve exciting and fun challenges along the way. During the Winter Holiday, the Viking Ship Museum invites both children and adults on a different kind of voyage of discovery, which will take them to every corner of the Museum's exhibitions. When all of the tasks are complete, each child will get a prize. The ship is ready and the course is set towards exciting challenges. Fair winds on your voyage around the Museum!
ATTENTION: No workshops or guided tours on February 21st
In the workshop, you can re-create the Viking Age:
- Sew your own leather pouch
- Design jewelry with Viking-style glass beads
- Make Viking beads of fimo-clay
- Make your own amulet from antler and horn
- Write your name with runes
During the winter holiday, The Viking Ship Museum offers daily, free guided tours in English.
The guided tours are conducted by history and archaeology students. Their stories give life to the original ships and put the discovery of the five Skuldelev ships into perspective in relation to the maritime culture of the Viking Age. The guided tours take about 45 minutes.
Climb aboard a Viking ship and experience how it was to take a voyage over the open sea. Everything you see, feel and register, when sailing in a Viking ship as the day goes from clear, bright morning to the all-encompassing dark of night, and as the weather changes from no wind and blinding sunshine to storm, thunder and high seas.
The activities are aimed towards families with children aged between 6 - 14 and take place indoors in the Viking Ship Hall. Some of the activities require an extra charge.
Winter Holiday 2019
Open daily: 10.00 - 17.00
Activities and workshops daily: 10.30 - 16.30.
Guided family tours every day for Museum guests: 13.30 in Danish
Guided tour in the Viking Ship Hall every day for Museum guests: 11.30 in English
Admission: Children under 18, free admission. First adult: 150,00 DKK. Subsequent adults: 140 DKK.
Our guided tours are conducted by history and archaeology students. Their stories give life to the original ships and put the discovery of the five Skuldelev ships into perspective in relation to the maritime culture of the Viking Age.