Viking Ship Museum

Roskilde, Denmark

The Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskibsmuseet) is the Danish national museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding in the prehistoric and medieval period.

Around the year 1070, five Viking ships were deliberately sunk at Skuldelev in Roskilde Fjord in order to block the most important fairway and to protect Roskilde from enemy attack from the sea. These ships, later known as the Skuldelev ships, were excavated in 1962. They turned out to be five different types of ships ranging from cargo ships to ships of war.

The Viking Ship Museum overlooks Roskilde Fjord and was built in 1969 especially to exhibit the five newly-discovered ships. In the late 1990s excavations for an expansion of the museum uncovered a further 9 ships including the longest Viking warship ever discovered, at 36 metres.

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Katja Griffel (6 months ago)
We loved it. Lots to see, do and read about the Vikings. Recommend it.
Jelmer van Oorschot (8 months ago)
Awesome museum! Love the history
Eric White (9 months ago)
Awesome museum! Loved it. Highly recommended visiting.
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otatesengland (16 months ago)
It's a Great Place where you can Row your own Viking ship
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