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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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Vindeboder 12, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
+45 46 30 02 00
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

we had half a day left before our flight out of Copenhagen. At the last minute we decided to rent a car and drive to the viking museum. I am VERY glad we did it. On the surface, it's a simple museum. The remenants of...More

Thank Fun_travel_toronto
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I don't know how to start... After visiting around 30 countries, I am sure this is the BEST museum ever! I spent here around 5 hours and I almost didn't want to leave it. It is fairly easy to reach it from Copenhagen. It is...More

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Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Vlad N, Thank you very much for your amazing review. We are pleased that you had a good visit - and that you took the time to tell about it! It warms far into the heart - and I will make sure that all...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We visited this museum on a recent trip to Scandinavia and the smile is still on my face. My daughter had been there previously so she knew that taking the Viking ship out for a sail and row was going to be part of the...More

1  Thank Gateway1_10
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fascinating museum displaying six 11th century Viking ships excavated nearby. The ships are beautifully displayed with lots of information and a good introductory video (in different languages) in the ‘cinema’ room. As well as the museum there are replicas of the ships which you...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This museum give you an unrivalled collection of Viking vessels. It also shows that they used fishing boats and cargo ships as well as the more familiar longships. The location is very child friendly with hands on demonstrations they will love.

Thank Stuart F
Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear Stuart F, Thank you very much for the good review. Welcome back! Sincerely, Rikke

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Very interesting displays and children's areas. BONUS they have boat rides you can take out into the bay, sail, row or both!

Thank TexasDadWaco
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Viking Museum a Roskilde is amazing! With five authentic Viking ships, PLUS replicas made from the excavations & plans, this place is fabulous! The men working on the reconstructions are dedicated and interesting to talk with about their craft. So good to have people...More

Thank Jennie Z
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

It's not worth this price.. Expected more. There were few nice boats though,. You can also do some craftsmanship there. Or something.More

Thank 33pupa33
Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear 33pupa33, I am sorry, you didn't find our museum worth the admission-price. We do try to make our museum as interactive as possible with hands-on activities in the out-door areas, demonstrations of craftmansship at the working boatyard and special exhibitions in the ground floor...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

The museum is as cool as one would expect and is surrounded by water and vessels of all sorts. Roskilde itself is a wonderful place to visit and a must visit adventure if you are near by in Copenhagen. It's accessible by local transit which...More

Thank Kevin H
Rikke_Johansen, PR-chef at Viking Ship Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear Kevin H, Thank you very much for the nice words! Hope to see you back some time. regards, Rikke Johansen

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a very interesting and interactive museum, with workshops for childrens and adults also. You can try sitting in a viking ship and if you are brave enough rowing also. Definitely worth a visit!

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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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