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Viking Ship Museum

Vindeboder 12, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 30 02 00
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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 traditional vessels. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. seven days a week, until 5 p.m. in summer months.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Vindeboder 12, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 30 02 00

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with Viking ship remains recovered from the sea and replicas using old building techniques. Step by step video was incredible.

Thank MsLBL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the modern Vikings carving the wood and actually building recreations of the ancient ships inside was the most interesting part of the museum. Plus there's a great gift shop!

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark is definitely a must-see. The museum contains about five original Viking ships which were recovered from the bottom of the fjord in the bay. It's a fantastic display of the clever construction and ingenuity of the Viking boat-builders....More

Thank Arleneeric
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like Viking history then don't go. If you already know a lot about Viking history skip the tour. I went on week day not a lot of people. It was raining so we did not do a lot of the out door...More

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought I could have found more findings like original tools, ornaments and so on instead of putting much more efforts on reproductions and reconstructions. On the other hand, the museum and displays are very well organized. The fact that visitors can directly enjoy themselves...More

Thank CodaQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be a fantastic learning opportunity for children from about 6 years and up. This also would be nice for those interested in ship building or those who have a specific interest in Viking ships. We went late in the day so the full...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’d read about the museum with the amazing five original ships, and that there are replicas in the marina outside, but I didn’t also realize that there is a full working Viking village outside, too. You can see men building an actual new boat, a...More

1  Thank Angela837
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a guided tour of the shipbuilding yard, and it was great to get the in-depth explanations about how they go about recreating ancient boats salvaged up from the fjords. Then after lunch at the excellent museum cafe, we saw the exhibited ships,...More

Thank Square_Dansk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 star review, but I must say first that the experimental archaeology they do is fantastic. I was really keen to do a trip on one of their boats, but when we arrived we found out they'd stopped doing them for the season 2 days...More

Thank RichHawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Begin with the original ships, and the story behind their discovery and preservation. Fascinating, and inspirational in the development of marine archaeology techniques around the globe. Then, outdoor, there are the "workshops" ... construction of new long-boats, to scale, using copies of the original tools...More

Thank ewensmith14
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Birte L | Reviewed this property |
I think that it will be ok on a Saturday in August. For Danes the summerholidays are over, so I don't Think it will be crowded. Allow 2 hours for your visit. You may also include a boattrip (45 minutters) in one of their... More
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Response from Ivan I | Reviewed this property |
Hi, have not been to Osle so can not comment.
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Response from Rikke_Johansen | Property representative |
The Viking Ship Museum have the official permission from the Danish authorities to go sailing on the Fjord with Museum guest from May 1 - September 30. From 1st May to 30th September, you can sail out on Roskilde Fjord... More
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