Below is the list of Viking museums across the world. Do you know of any other Viking museums? Help expand the list! If you visited any of these, leave a review for us.
Dublinia & the Viking World (Dublin, Ireland)
A heritage centre, located in central Dublin, at the heart of the medieval city. The exhibitions at Dublinia explore life as it was in the medieval city and the world of the Vikings.
Jorvik Viking Centre (Great Britain)
A ‘must-see’ for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London.
Lofotr Viking Museum (Lofotr – Vikingmuseet) (Borg, Norway)
A historical museum based on a reconstruction and archaeological excavation of a Viking chieftain’s village in the North Norwegian archipelago of Lofoten, Norway.
Ribe Viking Centre (Ribe Vikingecenter) (Denmark)
A unique experience and new knowledge about the Viking Age. You can wander round the reconstructed life-size Viking estate, peopled with Vikings with whom you can work and talk.
Ribe Viking Museum (Museet Ribes Vikinger) (Denmark)
Thousands of archeological finds from the excavations show how the vikings lived and traded with Europe. From the year 800 down to the year 1100 the town is fortified several times with big banks.
Viking Museum (Vikingemuseet) (Aarhus, Denmark)
The newly renovated museum tells the story of the Viking Period in Århus and is a part of Moesgård Museum. The museum is located where the archaeologists of Moesgård found Viking houses. A visit in the museum is a tour back in time.
Viking Museum at Ladby (Vikingemuseet Ladby) (Denmark)
The central “artefact” of the Viking Museum is the unique Viking ship grave, the only one in Denmark and the only one in the world that is exhibited on its original site. The museum career of the ship grave began in 1937, when the reconstructed burial mound, actually an arched concrete building, was dedicated.
Viking Museum Foteviken (Fotevikens Museum) (Sweden)
The Viking Reserve of Foteviken is a unique institution. Here researchers, antiquarians and Viking re-enactors are working together, developing and establishing a settlement from the late Viking Age and early Middle ages.
Viking Museum Haithabu (Wikinger-Museum Haithabu) (Germany)
A museum near the site of Hedeby, a former medieval city in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany focusing on the Viking Age history of the region. The museum features reconstructions of various Viking Age dwellings, ships, and houses numerous artifacts discovered during the ongoing archaeological research of the area.
Viking Ship Museum (Vikingeskebs Museet) (Roskilde, Denmark)
Danish national museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding in the prehistoric and medieval period.
Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset) (Oslo, Norway)
The museum displays the Viking Age Oseberg ship, Gokstad ship and Tune ship alongside sledges, beds, a (horse) cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets and other grave goods.
Thank you for sharing this, Helgi.
I strongly recommend visiting one of the five ‘Trelleborgs’ in Denmark – believed to have been build by Danish king Harald Blåtand – father of Svend Tveskæg, later king of England 1014 .. Trelleborg is a unique and well preserved fortress from aprox. 980 – a week in june/july every year, everything comes to life when hundreds of vikings reinhabits Trelleborg and play out the furious battles ones fought here .. there is a small exhibit at Trelleborg showing the everyday life if Vikings and of the many findings from the area
I wish I were there right now, Jesper.
Tallinn, Estonia – just been there and saw this, temporary, exhibition
Thank you, Linda.
Check out the Vesterheim Norwegian Museum in Decorah, IA, if not wanting to go abroad.
I have been trying to find out more information on an ancient viking weapon I have heard about. I’m unsure of it’s existence, and am interested to find out. It is a wheel that supposedly produced a tone of 6hz and the vikings used it before they went into battle.
Is this just a myth?
I did not hear about such a weapon.
you missed the Nordvegen History Centre which has a recently opened museum.
Thank you, Ian.
At Nysäter in Värmland in Sweden there is a new museum dedicated to viking history. One about 17 meter ship replica , functional (from Skuldelev Denmark). Exhibition mostly covers York. Viking market every summer.
if you will be in nortehrn Poland, come to the Elblag and visit the Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag – Legendary Trusoa, a pernament exhibition (polish/english language) in one of the Museum buildings with many unique artefacts discovered since 1982 by dr M.F. Jagodzinski and other archaeologist working on this site.
Thank you, Piotr, very interesting.