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Viking Ship Museum

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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Vindeboder 12, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
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+45 46 30 02 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day trip tour from Copenhagen. I thoroughly enjoyed the workers building the boat. I can’t imagine how hard or long this process will take, not too mention it’s being done outside! From there we went into the museum and I was quite...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the train from Copenhagen. Nice walk through Roskilde down to the museum. Arrived reasonably early, around 10.30. It wasn’t too busy when we got there. Free entry with the Copenhagen card but had a small fee to pay for the boat trip...More

2  Thank jaypb92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't consider this to be a venu for children. The museum houses 5 wonderfully preserved viking ships that had been deliberately scuttled in the channel over 1000 years ago. A video explains how the ships were raised and preserved. In addition to historic ships, there...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trying to overcome the limits of the poorly preserved viking ships on display (the remains at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo are more complete and better preserved) the museum has added craftsmen making various things in the 'old fashioned' way that is of most...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a trip to Roskilde and see this museum. The English tour guide was very good. The outdoor craftsman are also very interesting.

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Reviewed 7 September 2018

We had a great time visiting the museum! There were really interesting exhibits and a great interactive outdoor space to do fun activities such as play with model weapons and build your own ship! The staff were very friendly and the English tour was fascinating....More

Thank Tia A
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Have seen other Viking Ship museums, so nothing new. However, the English-speaking tour guide at the museum was truly outstanding – he brought the Viking warriors to life. We were on a Hamlet Tour, but our guide did not give us a “guide” of the...More

Thank Kevin56003
Reviewed 30 August 2018

OMG, this is a great place to visit! The ship museum is fascinating, and I especially recommend the sailing trips. They are an extra cost but SO WORTH IT. The captain and his assistant (first mate?) are really helpful and interesting - and very funny!...More

Thank historyandtea
Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Dear historyandtea, Thank you very much for your review - It gave me a very good Monday morning! And I will make sure to share it with those colleagues who deserve your praise. Regards, Rikke Johansen

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were visiting and was watching how they actually carved out to build a Viking ship.There was a display of the tools that they were using. I liked some great carving done on a wooden board, obviously representing the times of the vikings when they...More

2  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Just a so-so visit. If you like crowds and noisy tours, this is your place. Overcrowded and touch to get a real feel for this marvellous vessels, I would actually pass on this centre if I had to do it again. We left a bit...More

1  Thank whistler4me
Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

950/5000 Dear whistler4me We are very sorry that you had a bad visit. It is true that the Viking Ship Museum has many visitors during the summer months, and at times there may be a high noise level inside the Viking Ship Hall. We encourage...More

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Clare W
14 August 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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Nilmini K
7 May 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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5 March 2018|
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Response from Rikke_Johansen | Property representative |
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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