Viking Ship Museum
Denmark, Roskilde

The Roskilde Museum is the national ship museum of Denmark, representing the history of navigation and shipbuilding of the ancient and medieval periods. Of particular interest, of course, are five ships found in the waters of the Roskilde fjord and reconstructed from countless fragments after their crash. Excavations of ships began in 1962, and in 1969 a museum was opened in Roskilde dedicated to the history of these ships. Since the opening of the exhibition, a lot of work has been done to reproduce their exact copies, and the result can be seen today. Ships functionally differ from each other - two of them are merchant ships, two are military, and one is a small fishing vessel. They were built for various purposes, for sailing in different waters, and by various shipbuilders, nevertheless they all reflect the scale of the Viking shipbuilding. The role of the museum, performed by him initially, has increased, and today other models of Scandinavian ships are exhibited there. Near the museum is an artificial island, which houses archaeological workshops and educational institutions. In workshops you can test yourself in the marine craft business - in the manufacture of ropes and sails, wood carvings and other activities.

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