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Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum is located at the foot of Roskilde Fjord beside the Roskilde harbour, approximately 30 kilometres from Copenhagen. In 1962, five Viking ships were rescued and resurrected from the harbour. The ships had originally been sunk intentionally to protect the harbour from attack.

The Museum was built to house and reconstruct these vessels. All five ships are vastly different. They were built for different purposes, different waters and by different Viking builders - and they all highlight the scope of Viking shipbuilding.

The museum has outgrown its initial role, and there are now other Nordic boats housed here. There is an artificial island next to the museum which houses archaeological workshops and educational institutions.

LastUpdate: 2016-10-10 08:55:15