Roskilde Museum

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Roskilde Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Roskilde Museum in the center of Roskilde City, is housed in two of the city's oldest historic houses - "Sukkerhuset" and "Liebes Gard". At the museum you can in a modern and interactive exhibtion experience the dramatic history of the city and the cultural heritage of the region through unique archaeological finds and exciting newer objects. You are also close to the story of one of Denmark's oldest and most important cities - a history of national importance. In addition to the museum's exhibitions, the museum offers year round an exciting and varied event program for all age groups and interests. At the museum you will also find a museumshop and a cafe
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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permia
Ireland37,324 contributions
Oct 2021
Before getting to the permanent exhibits we had a look at the temporary displays. On the theme of waste, we saw a carpet made from discarded rags and fibres. Another was Burning Waste, referencing a major September 2020 fire at a waste plant.

Prehistory is covered from a skeleton of aurochs from more than 6000 BCE, and many other artefacts from long ago, including items from graves.

Schooling is a further category. Well used school desks in a classroom hark back to a previous time. While black and white photographs, including those of eager kids, are evocative.
Written November 23, 2021
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Squidhead
Costa Mesa, CA415 contributions
Aug 2021
I was on a day trip to Roskilde out of Copenhagen and wanted to do everything which was on the Copenhagen Card (including this museum). This was a small, interesting museum and I really enjoyed it. It was informative about the history of Roskilde and the surrounding areas. Religious and historical context was presented for the various time periods. When I was there, some construction was going on inside, so maybe there is even more to see now!
Written November 14, 2021
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MattBW
Warwickshire, UK14 contributions
Sep 2019
Really interesting museum that is small but nicely presented with modern recreations of teh boats you can see and touch and examples of them being built live.

The cafe had great food and was worth a visit too.

We had dogs with us, so had to take it in turns to go inside the ship display but it was worth the visit and very fascinating and fired the imagination.
Written October 22, 2019
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haktus
Zurich, Switzerland1,235 contributions
Jul 2019
informative small museum with quite some information brought together about very different areas in history.
Written August 18, 2019
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,273 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Small city, important history, great museum to talk about all this. We were positively surprised by this museum.
Written June 23, 2019
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Cedric de Concordia
2 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We purchased the Copenhagen card which included a visit to this unique museum in a historic city of Roskilde. They ingeniously use multimedia technology to showcase hundreds of history artifacts and to recount the most relevant and poignant events which shape the culture, way of living, mindset of the Danes, and make the history of Danemark 🇩🇰 This is a fun and very informative family, group and individual activity to do when in Denmark. The restaurant à la carte menu is tasty, even to some of the pickiest eaters out there. Don’t miss this museum!
Written June 10, 2019
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Scrivener2014
Leicestershire, UK56 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Not flash but really informative, an interesting run through the history of the area with all sorts of stuff including the showing of the first film ever shot in Denmark. Well worth the effort.
Written June 4, 2019
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PCady
United States50 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We made a day visit from Copenhagen to Roskilde to see the Viking Ship Museum, but decided to also visit the Roskilde Museum. While I was initially only mildly interested in visiting the Roskilde Museum, it turned out to be "the" museum highlight for me on our Denmark trip. The information was super and the collections were varied and so different than other museums I had visited in Denmark. The historical information we learned at this museum was a much needed supplement to our understanding of the Viking era; the political landscape in Denmark; the religious landscape in Denmark; and the history of Roskilde. I highly recommend not missing out on this gem when in Roskilde, and I would go as far to suggest even specifically visiting Roskilde for this museum, and this lovely city.
Written May 8, 2019
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InaMariaBarbara
Copenhagen, Denmark1,353 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Near The Church you find The museum. Not so Big, but tælling The very, veryold story about Roskilde, tjatonce was The Capital of Denmark. Everything is both in english and Danish, and The museum really Try to give you a feeling of Roskilde in The past and The present.
Written April 17, 2019
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Traveller07700900461
Sydney, Australia104 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
It may have been due to the construction work around the city but i found this to be a difficult find. You don't actually know you have found the building until you are standing right in front of it. There are 3 floors, the first is like the natural history museum, the second is about the middle ages of Rosklide and the 3rd floor is about modern Roskilde. It is a small museum. They tried to make it interactive with ipads and earphones with spoken text next to some exhibits. Give the earphones a miss, it doesn't tell you anything interesting or unique. Most of the exhibits are behind glass and there is a lot of reading of text. If you are limited on time, then give this a miss.
Written October 1, 2018
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  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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