Denmark

Viking Ship Museum

From excavation to functional replication

Pavel Čáp
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Viking Ship Museum
Inserted: 10.04.2020
Author: Pavel Čáp © gigaplaces.com

After digging five deliberately sunken Viking ship wrecks from the bottom of the Roskild Fjord, a great museum was built on the southernmost tip of the bay, where you can learn about the rich history of the Vikings. And especially with their naval art. In addition to the exhibits on display, you can almost feel the traditional production of these ships, whose replicas are manufactured here. Everything takes place strictly in the spirit of the original production using period tools, from tree felling to organized sea voyages.

Classical museum

The museum has its classic part, which is a very robust-looking concrete building, which, however, has a glass wall facing the sea. So that the restored wrecks give the impression that they are at sea again.

Classical museum
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Testing allowed

True enthusiasts can even try anything from the inexhaustible wardrobe the Vikings wore.

Testing allowed
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Own shipbuilding

Perhaps a more interesting part of the museum, but it is spread near the main building. There are small workshops where replicas of the original Viking ships are made by hand and using traditional tools. You can observe craftsmen or ask …

Own shipbuilding
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Production of ropes

The Danes are very honest with real reconstructions. That's why they also make their own ropes for ship replicas.

Production of ropes
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Ballast

Even ballast, ie the load used to prevent the ship from tipping over, is as it was used in the past – stones.

Ballast
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Own port

The museum has its own port, where already ships are moored. Paid rides on these replicas in the waters of the bay also depart from here.

Own port
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