A few days ago, March 2nd to be exact, a full scale replica of a Danish Viking cargo ship was delivered to the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth where it will be part of an exhibition for the next two years. The vessel, which is 14 metres long, was built by the Museum’s boat builders along with students from the Falmouth Marine School, and only just managed to fit into its allotted space.
During the manoeuvring of the ship, other students from the Marine School, who had been rowing as the Vikings of old had done, came alongside the Museum’s pontoon with a 6 metre replica of a Viking boat, which they, as apprentices had built.
The exhibition, to which the museums of Denmark, Ireland and the Isle of Man have loaned some antiquities, will enable visitors to get up close to the type of vessels used by those fearful and, at the same time, industrial warriors of the eighth to eleventh centuries, and by staying in the delightful Observatory tower, you can visit the museum whenever you like, it’s just a short walk away. If you would like to book, click here to see available dates.