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“A wonderful way to spend a day in Denmark”
Review of Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Roskilde
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 16 July 2018

My visit to the viking ship museum was part of a tour booked through a cruise liner.
We got a pretty good tour of Downtown Copenhagen on the way out of town and the hour to the museum was interesting. The museum has in door and out door portions with "audience participation" an important feature. You can don armor, have a picture taken with computer generated background on the helm of a long ship, and can observe actual modern long ships that were built with original tools. There is a knowledgeable staff that demonstrate a variety of techniques for products (including boats) of the Viking age.
5 stars! Have fun!

1  Thank Raymoel
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Were visited as part of an excursion and had only an hour onsite. If able, I’d recommend more time to take in all the museum has to offer. Very interesting exhibits and well preserved original Viking boats.

1  Thank Liz M
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We have visited this museum a couple of times before, the last time being about 12 years ago. On previous visits we thought that this was an excellent museum.
It has now expanded so that the boats themselves remain the centre of attention but there are many additional elements to the museum experience. These include the introductory video, the guided tours (highly recommended) and the demonstrations of the various craftsmen at the harbourside. There are now even tours of the fjord on a Viking ship.
In terms of accessibility, the museum is not more than a 10 minute walk from the centre of Roskilde.

Thank KBofLB
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Inetresting place with lots of activities for kids and grown ups. take the tour on the fjord with one of the viking ships - that is really fantastic. Have to book long ahead for that

Thank Tove Tobiesen L
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The summer is probably the time when the Viking Ship Museum is at its best, with its outdoors activities and its huge windows allowing in such an amount of daylight it almost feels like you are right on the beach just outside.
The exhibits are impressive and well preserved. The explanations are comprehensive and very informative. Additionally, a video can be watched in the audiovisual room for general information about the ships' history.
A great way to spend one or two hours in Roskilde.

Thank Giorgio B
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