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Viking Ship Museum

Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Vindeboder 12, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 30 02 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum in February and so wasn't able to go onto the fjord but will be back. The ships are amazing and also the workshop is so impressive.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank keebar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little museum is built at the water's edge specifically to contain the skeletons of several Viking long boats. It is a stunning location. Mock-ups of a Viking long boat with a chance to channel your inner Viking by dressing up in traditional clothing. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my brothers during a roadtrip in the 70s and always remembered this as one of those special and historically significant beautiful museums. Definitely not disappointed this time, all those years later. The setting on the fjord and the exhibition itself are gorgeous,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank magyk85
Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing you story with us - we are happy you still like the museum after 40 years. This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary, and are starting the process of expanding the museum. So we hope to see you back for...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Roskilde vikingship museum is excellent the display of the 5 Vikingships is impressive and worth the visit. The look and feel of the museum gets a bit outdated though especially for children it should be made more interesting. The film they show is from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank francien2015
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Don't go here expecting a large museum. This small museum has several viking ship skeletons; several replicas that are currently being worked on; a large play area for kids to pretend to be vikings on a ship (the kids there were having a grand time);...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 62justineh
Reviewed January 5, 2019

How would you protect a town in a fjord? I will not tell you - you will find the answer in the museum and the same answer answers also several other questions which I wouldn't even ask because I come from a fjordless country :)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OM77
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We went on a free walking tour on our first day in Copenhagen and our very friendly guide recommended the Viking Museum in Roskilde. We went the next day and it didn’t disappoint! The museum houses 5 real life Viking ships which were uncovered in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

If possible, watch the film first. We had 30 minutes to browse before the film started in English, but once we watched the film, it made sense and I appreciated the reconstructed ruins so much more! They have an area for kids to dress up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Br1arR0se
Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Dear Br1arR0se, Thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your visit. We are, however, a little surprised at your comment on the texts, since all texts - both in the permanent exhibitions, special exhibitions...More

Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Interested history and impressive archaeology. Kids / teens got a bit bored as there’s a lot of reading and not much in the way of interactive exhibits. Worth a visit though for sure.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

I visited just after Christmas with my best friends family including two kids under 7. It was quiet and in the beginning we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We walked around the 5 Viking ships, reading the displays and admiring the patience the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 13, 2018|
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Response from Rikke_Johansen | Property representative |
Hello - yes you can. All instruction will be given in English. A 'normal' boattrip has many different nationalities - and they always work very good together! Sincerely, Rikke
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May 7, 2018|
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Response from Rikke_Johansen | Property representative |
Hello Nilmini - Thank you for your inquiry. The boat tours of the Viking Ship Museum are completely dependent on the weather - especially wind - and in Denmark there may be a big difference from one week to the next - and... More
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Hi Carole! Well - the trains can be busy - but mostly the first days - Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of June and Saturday the 7th of July when all the festival crowd returns to Copenhagen, the trains can be crowded... More
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