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Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde

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Transport yourself back to the age of the Vikings at Viking Ship Museum. View archeological treasures and exhibits dedicated to the ancient craft of boat building, and learn more about Viking life and history. Don't miss the five traditional vessels that were recovered, restored, and are now moored in the shipyards outside. Stop by one of the demonstrations that occur throughout the day, including rope making, basketry, boat building, and cooking. The museum location offers great views of the fjord. Using our custom trip planner, Roskilde attractions like Viking Ship Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is excellent for people who are interested about history. We happened to visit in a very rainy and cold day, so we did not explore any outdoor exhibitions. The cafe was pleasant, food was average...  more »
  • We train bus with 6 children of around 2 years. We were 2 adults. It was a really good experience for the kids. They got the very time to go with that look at skibene up from udkigpunkterne.
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  • Didn't have high hopes when I went to this museum but found it really interesting and full of fascinating information about the Viking boats that had been found in the area. Great reconstructions and ...  more »
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  • it is a wonderful experience of going back in time! The hands on activities and live boat rides are a wonderful way of engaging the audience, but i feel they should be included in the cost. now you have to pay for them separately. Anyways it needs time to soak in all the information. 2 hours is more than enough for basic roaming.
  • One of the most wonderful outdoor museums we've had the chance to enjoy. Everyone will speak with you. The Viking Boat is awesome to row. Just a really amazing day out learning Viking Culture.
  • Nice museum if you like the Viking culture! They show 6 wrecked boats of the Viking era. As expected, some parts of the boats are almost inexistent, but it is worth visiting it. They also have a small video displayed on a regular basis.
  • compliments, compliments en more compliments. Last year my girlfriend and i were on our dream road trip trough Denmark, when we visited this place. When we bought the ticket, the friendly person behind the register made sure we know about the opportunity for a sailing trip. The persons who guided the sailing trips were so friendly, clear and good in sharing their knowledge. The food was very good in the restaurant and reasonable priced. We had 1 of our best cups of coffee in Denmark over there. (Sorry Danish people dont always know how to make coffee :P ) All the workers there (from the docks to the museum) were very friendly correct. We got a lot of information. The only negative remark i can mention. The tshirt in my favorite colour wasnt in my size :( So i can safely say, if you do a viking roadtrip.... make sure you dont miss this!
  • I love this place. They have done a fantastic job of presenting the story of reclaiming the ships from the water, as well as recent efforts in experimental archaeology to recreate a ship and sail it, so be sure to go downstairs where the restrooms are to see and read about it. What a monumental, interdisciplinary effort! With just scraps, they rebuilt the ships. But if you're not into history, science, or archaeology, it could be not your thing. Take one of the free Guided tours (in English) if you have the time, you will lead a lot more than what you can read in the signs. The docents have an academic knowledge about it all - restoration techniques, history, and more - so it's worth it. There are also booths outside where you can try your hand at blacksmithing, wood working, and playing outdoor Viking games. There's also a cafe with Viking food, though I didn't eat there. All in all so worth it.