The special exhibition In the Wake of the Vikings is the story about how the five Skuldelev ships have shaped the museum to what it is today: how the remarkable find has been of crucial importance for maritime archaeology in Denmark and been the driving force behind far-reaching archaeological experiments within reconstruction and sailing.
Until mid October you and your family can embark on journey talking you around the Viking Ship Museum at your own pace. The explorative journey consist of different stops with funny challenging tasks. Most stops are located outside so you can enjoy the smell of salt water, tar and the sound of the boat builder's axe while you solve the tasks.
You will get to use a solar compass, read the wind, and find the difference between warships and merchant ships. As you travel around the museum, you will learn how the Vikings used nature to navigate their ships, what kind of clothes they wore and their use of runes.
The exploration is based on a booklet that can be purchased for 25 DKK in the museum shop. When the journey is completed and the tasks are solved, children can hand in their booklet at the museum shop in the Viking Ship Hall or at the ticket office on the Museum Island, where they will receive a prize for a successful journey.
June 27th - October 18th 2020
It takes approx. 45-60 minutes to complete the journey, depending on how long you spend on the museum's other offers along the way.
The journey is based on a booklet that can be purchased for 25 DKK in the museum shop.
Unfortunately, the exploration cannot be completed if you are in a wheelchair, as some of the stops are located on uneven ground.
All summer you can join of our daily outdoor guided tours and learn about the world of the Vikings. We offer a daily tour in English that focus on the museum's reconstructed Viking ships and the museum's work on restoring the original ships.
The recreated ships
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 shipping.
The tour takes place outdoors and is based on the museum's reconstructions of the original Viking ships on display in the Viking Ship Hall.
June 27th - September 30st
Danish Language at 11:00
English language at 13:00
In front of the boat yard (see on map, pdf).
It's free to join the guided tour once you've bought and entrance ticket to the museum.
Max. number of guest per guided tour is 15 – first come first serve.
Five ships - 1000 years of history
The museum's exhibitions are modern storytelling about the Vikings and their ships