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Viking Ship Museum

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Warships await you at the Viking Ship Museum. Don't worry, they won't open fire. This museum is dedicated to education about boat building, archaeology and Viking life. It's a favorite among kids, and visitors of all ages can take to the water in...more
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Vindeboder 12, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 30 02 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I made a day trip from Copenhagen to Roskilde to see the Viking Ship Museum. This turned out to be a very good excursion. The five Viking ships on display are a unique part of history. The museum is very informative and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DrRich4BNA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worthwhile to visit and I didn't spend enough time to take in all the history given our tour group's tight schedule. See the original pieces of 5 Viking ships that were found here and reconstructed. Very well designed story boards show how the Danish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits in museums is 5 Viking ships. But these are antiques, worth to see. Besides the Viking ships, there are different activity areas, tourists can enjoy playing Viking games, making bread, live a Viking life.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PiggyM_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy exploring and seeing Vikings ships. Here, there is an outdoor working display of all the materials used in the construction of these ships. Inside, there are the remnants of old Viking ships with details of their history. A really good place to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 294JulieL
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Near Roskilde Cathedral is this museum, our second Viking museum. Without a doubt, this one is better than the one in Oslo, although here are remnants of 5 Viking ships while the Oslo museum has 2 almost intact ones. This museum is comprehensive with several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We spent close to 2 hours inside the museum hall only in October and found it to be informative and highly educational. During the summer months, this would have been a half day visit easily if not longer. The five salvaged ships come alive with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Great experience visiting the workshops where you can see and touch ships. Very impressed about the level of precision they got and the variety of tools the used and still use at present. You can also go on a boat trip in summer time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank manuromero
Reviewed October 14, 2018

On our recent trip to Denmark, this is the one location that I wished we could have spent three more hours visiting than we did. The five Viking ships on display that were recovered from the Roskilde Fjord are the central attraction. But the working...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IdahoBenfiquista
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We liked especially that this museum not just presents the parts of the old ships, but also works with research on how these were built and used. Re-builds of all the old ships are part of the outdoor exhibitions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CoSuJa
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

A great half day visit. Ancient history brought to life with modern craftsmanship. And you get to climb all over the largest of the reconstructions.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Clare W
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Rikke_Johansen | Property representative |
Hello - yes you can. All instruction will be given in English. A 'normal' boattrip has many different nationalities - and they always work very good together! Sincerely, Rikke
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Nilmini K
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Rikke_Johansen | Property representative |
Hello Nilmini - Thank you for your inquiry. The boat tours of the Viking Ship Museum are completely dependent on the weather - especially wind - and in Denmark there may be a big difference from one week to the next - and... More
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March 4, 2018|
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Hi Carole! Well - the trains can be busy - but mostly the first days - Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of June and Saturday the 7th of July when all the festival crowd returns to Copenhagen, the trains can be crowded... More
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