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. Take a look at our Roskilde online day trip planner to schedule your visit to Viking Ship Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Viking ship miseum is absolutely fantastic. Try to visit it while the viking shipyard is open - and do try to time your visit in the main building for yoy to participate in the free guided tour. E...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We visited this attraction as a couple with dog. This was not allowed to out everywhere, only in the main hall. To get an interesting insight into the manufacture of Viking ships, as well as the bells and whistles, so linen, ropes, ropes from Moose and seal skin, of Linden Bast, from sheep's wool, etc. The ships are faithfully reconstructed with tools from that time. There are cut and planed boards from a tree trunk with the axe and we made all sail. Many animations are provided for children. Also cruises by Viking ships are possible, if there is still space. We liked.
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  • August 16, 2017
    130dkk single adult admission (free from 0 to 17 years). Today, as never before, it seems to me to have them thrown away. It is not a Museum of ships (5), but of wrecks. Originals, but rebuilt, and parts, so what you see are little more than carcasses. Without detracting from the work that has been behind for recovery, but this "Museum" represents what and how they built, not ships, only remains. Opportunity to take a ride on a Viking ship rebuilt with techniques in use a thousand years ago, reservation required and of course paying. Disappointed totally.
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  • April 12, 2017
    We really enjoyed our trip to see the five viking ships which have been brought up from the sea bed, restored and displayed in this lovely building. Make sure you start with the movie in your own language in the cinema. This sets the scene and will ensure you fully understand the effort it took from 1962 through 1975 to get the material above water and then the years of careful preservation that took place thereafter. Fascinating. And the walk through Roskilde was a lovely visit in itself.
  • June 8, 2017
    Very informative and interactive, can go out for a sail in a Viking ship replica for $20. The cafe food is an experience not to miss. Take the bus to go from Central station, it's a long walk. The only complaint I have is it's a fairly small museum and the admission price is high.
  • July 1, 2017
    Really interesting and interactive experience, fun for all the family. Kids get to make their own viking ships with real saws and hammers, adults too (model size 😁) Worth a visit
  • May 2, 2017
    A very interesting place for all ages! However, it's extremely windy there even in the summertime, so I don't recommend the viking boat ride offered at the museum. I was really excited to go on it until I saw the black water and huge waves..
  • May 24, 2017
    Nice museum. Lot of information on Vikings and the Viking era. Well preserved authentic Viking long boats and many Viking inspired events

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Tailor your Roskilde vacation by choosing a hotel, hostel, or bed and breakfast near any of the city's major attractions. If you are in town specifically to explore its Viking heritage, stay along the harbor directly adjacent to the Viking museum. To take in the historical old town, pick from a number of options, including Denmark's oldest hotel. If you've come for the famous Roskilde Festival, you'll want to stay close to the fairgrounds. Scenic hotels or peaceful campgrounds along the the Roskilde Fjord, just a five-minute drive from the city center, offer a quiet alternative to city activity.
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