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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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  • We were about the Viking Ship Museum. Especially the outdoor activities was a great experience and gave lots of memories. A trip in a Viking ship did absolutely also sit for it.
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  • Everything is there: the remains of Viking ships, their falls, workshops, film and all with comments in English (always) and often in french.
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  • Created after the discovery of 5 drakkars in the adjacent fjord Museum. The explanations are clear and very interesting. A film is broadcast in french (on simple request at checkout). (Paid) activities are offered for children: jewelry making, painting of a shield, a sword,... To do it without hesitation
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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..
  • 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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Where to stay in Roskilde

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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