Museum in Roskilde prepares for storm, secures Viking ships

Viking Ship Museum RoskildeQueen Margrethe of Denmark visited the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde in 2004, on the occasion of the launch of a reconstruction of a 30-meter-long Irish Viking ship, which was sunk in the Roskildefjord around the year 1000. Photo: Keld Navntof / SCANPIX

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is taking precautions ahead of storm Malik. The ships are being secured.

The storm is expected to hit Denmark on Saturday afternoon. The museum is located by Roskilde Fjord, where the water level can rise 1.9 meters.

The museum employees have set up defenses to ensure that seawater does not enter the buildings.

“Tomorrow, we will secure the ships in Vikingskipshallen by putting plastic over them,” acting emergency manager Tom Nicolaisen at the museum stated.

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde exhibits five 1000-year-old original ship finds from the Viking Age, the so-called Skuldelev ships. It also hosts a fleet of sailing reconstructions, according to The Viking Herald.

The permanent exhibitions in the museum are focused on the five Skuldelev Ships. The exhibits tell the story of these ships and the related Nordic maritime adventures during the Viking Age. 

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