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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  • We stayed in Copenhagen over Xmas and tood a day trip to Roskilde. Even though its winter the place at the shore of the fjord was very much worth a visit. It has some great outdoor features which...  more »
  • This small museum displays very old vikingships and gives lots of information about the viking way of life and how their ships were build. Outdoors during sunnier seasons one can visit workshops or.....  more »
  • This museum not only shows old wrecks of viking ships, it also in an educational, interesting and fun way explains the life of the vikings and not the less, what was the purpose of the ship wrecks. I....  more »
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  • Graceful ships in a glorious setting. ⚓ Easy to get to by car. Not very crowded on a Tuesday morning. Many interactive displays for children AND adults. Working boat building on site. Probably 50 recreations in the water and out. About $10 per person. Interpretive signage could be better.
  • Smallish museum that gives you a close look at the famed Viking boats and learn about the Vikings. You can see partially reconstructed boats from centuries ago as well as new ones built based on the designs of these boats. You are also able to take rides in the replicas although we did not have time to do so. There are also plenty of hands on activities that could keep young children engaged for a while. Allow about 1-2 hours, longer if you plan to engage in hands on activities and go on rides. There is a cafe with some vegetarian options.
  • A display of 5 Viking ships dating back to around 1000 AD, recovered from the sea bed around 1960. (that in itself is remarkable). There is an area children can dress up and 'sail' in a boat. The workshops are interesting where they make ships using similar tools to back in the day. Personally I found it over priced.
  • Great place to visit. Very interesting especially if you've watched the TV show, Vickings. The kids will also have fun as there workshops like jewellery making and boat building to keep them occupied. If I remember correctly, the prices were very reasonable. Overall, I'd recommend a visit if you're nearby.
  • Nice museum facing Roskilde Fjord. The museum itself with partially reconstructed boats from centuries ago is not that big but there are also plenty of hands on activities that keep young children engaged for a while. We spent there several hours. Nice cafeteria with reasonable food. Except in the museum building itself, dogs are allowed.
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