Summer themes at the Viking Ship Museum

Throughout the summer the Viking Ship Museum focus on the many different maritime crafts and other special vikinge activities.

Depending on when you visit the museum, you can go for war training, learn boatbuilding, meet the black smith or help make wood tar with the museum's skilled craftsmen.

25 June - 1 July: Boatbuilding days 

The Viking Ship Museum’s boatbuilders are busy building a new replica of a Viking ship at the boat yard. 
If you visit the museum this week, you can cleave small logs and work with the boatbuilders tools.

2 - 6 July: Wickerworking days

Meet the wickerworker who practice an Old Norse sewing technique, where you tie straw together in order to make baskets and the like.

7 - 13 July: Blacksmithing days

The Viking Ship Museum's skilled black smiths shows their special techniques to the museum's guests who can come close to the complicated and mysterious smithing technique this week.

14 -19 July: Woodcarving days

Meet the woodcarver and carve beautiful patterns in wood in her workshop located on the Museum Island. 

20 - 24 July: Use of the boats

Go on board the Viking Ship Museum's Viking ships and participate in activities on board the warship, cargo ship and the fishing vessel.

25 - 29 July: Boatbuilding days

The Viking Ship Museum’s boatbuilders are busy building a new replica of a Viking ship at the boat yard. 
If you visit the museum this week, you can cleave small logs and work with the boatbuilders tools.

30 July - 5 August: Warrior training with sword and shield

At the Viking Ship Museum, you can try your hand at the fighting techniques mastered by the Vikings during this special week. The warriors must be ready to defend the country against enemies, take part in a raid or fight in the service of the King

6 - 12 August: Blacksmithing days

The Viking Ship Museum's skilled black smiths shows their special techniques to the museum's guests who can come close to the complicated and mysterious smithing technique this week.

13 - 22 August: Ropemaking and woodcarving

Meet the woodcarver and carve beautiful patterns in wood in her workshop located on the Museum Island or the ropemaker who makes ropes of sealskin, wool and horsehair for the museum's boats.