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“Interesting museum”
Review of Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum
Ranked #2 of 62 things to do in Roskilde
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 traditional vessels. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. seven days a week, until 5 p.m. in summer months.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We took the train from Copenhagen, which is an easy ride and included with the purchase of our Copenhagen Card. It was fun to learn about the Vikings and some of their ships. Joe is one-half Danish and we forget they were the Vikings also. Roskilde is a nice town to visit.

Thank Betty J
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had heard from others that this was a great museum and it lived up to expectations. The Danes are so innovative and persistent and it shows in this museum to the Viking Ships. We then took the very touristy sail on a replica viking boat, a bit of grunt and a great experience!

Thank Pippa H
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This museum has a few viking ships on display that were found nearby. They are displayed very well. A focus of the museum is on people building viking ships in the same way they used to be built. You can see this happening in the grounds around the museum and finished boats in the water. The museum itself is quite small but a good place to see the ships. The cafe has great viking hotdogs, delicious! It is about a 20 minute walk from the train station, but an easy one. If you are taking a day trip from Copenhagen then buy an all day, all zone train ticket.

Thank EzzOM
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a must-see. The museum not only has viking ships that have been raised from the harbor and re-assembled, but a number of workshops on the grounds that have demonstrations to show how the various parts of the ships were constructed. You can take a ride on one of the ships actually built here. (We didn't, because there wasn't time on our tour.) Take time to see the movie before visiting all the displays in the museum. We had wonderful weather, and it was just nice to walk around the harbor area near the museum. The museum gift shop had some very nice items at reasonable prices too. You can buy stamps to send your postcards at the counter.

Thank BandBs
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We did not have long enough to visit the ships and go out on a boat. So we stayed on land and some of the work areas were shut but opened later for school parties. The ugly concrete bunker of the original museum houses the original reclaimed boats and how they were reclaimed which is very interesting.
The newer wooden buildings have docks with the new built Viking boats. These have been faithfully reconstructed using old technics and tools and they are seagoing works of art!
The reason that the original 5 boats were sunk was to protect Roskilde against Norwegian Vikings and I never realised that the Vikings raided each other.

Thank GarryFK
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