Category: Exhibition News

News about current or upcoming Viking exhibitions.

Flooding at Yorvik Viking Centre

Press release update from January 5th, regarding the December 29th flooding of the Yorvik Viking Center, unfortunately confirms the fears of major damage to the exhibit. Here’s link to news report from December 29th: Yorvik Viking Centre remains closed until

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Gislinge Boat Launches at Roskilde Viking Ship Museum

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The Gislinge Open Source Boat Project at Roskilde Viking Ship Museum has been mentioned in several previous news updates here over the past 6 months. The museum has been very active and good in updating on the progress of the

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One Viking place on Lonely Planet’s Top500 Ultimate Travelist

Travel site Lonely Planet has published a book called “The Ultimate Travelist” – where their community of staff and writers have ranked the 500 best places to see in the world. One Viking site in Scandinavia made the list –

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“Crafts and Vikings Festival 2015” – August 15-16th

The “Crafts and Vikings Festival 2015” is coming up at the Viking Ship Museum, close to Copenhagen. All weekend skilled craftworkers will demonstrate their Viking Age maritime and shipbuilding skills. There will be many activities for visitors to try their

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Feasbility study launched for Danish Norse mythology theme park

A newly established company called Norse Theme Parks IVS is investigating the feasibility of a Norse mythology theme park to be located close to Copenhagen. To be called “Temapark Yggdrasil”, it would have both an indoor and outdoor component and

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Ribe VikingeCenter reconstructing Viking Age harbor and church

Ribe Viking Center has received a DKK 10 million donation from the A.P. Møller Foundation, which will fund a planned three year project to reconstruct the early Viking Age harbor and subsequently a wooden church replica of one believed to

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Drama Documentary about first Christian Vikings

Ribe Viking Center to produce drama documentary about first known Christian Vikings in Denmark… that resided in? Yep, Ribe! Until the latest finds at the graveyard at the church in Ribe, it has been generally assumed that Christianity only really

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Viking Markets and Festivals – autumn 2014

Viking exhibit, market and festival activities have been strong both within Scandinavia and in Northern Europe.  And, it’s not too late… There are still major Viking exhibits in London and the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark. The Viking market

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Lonely Planet places “Viking Denmark” on “Best in Europe 2014”

Lonely Planet released list of the Top 10 places to visit in Europe for summer vacation 2014 – and “Viking Denmark” placed 5th on the list! There is even a suggestion for a full travel itinerary to visit the major

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Viking theme park set to open in Norway in 2017

A company “Vikingland Utvikling AS” had been formed to develop a concept for a Viking themed amusement park in western Norway.  Tentatively named “Asgard-Viking Adventure Park”, the project has engaged with one or more key people from the construction of

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