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Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde

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Transport yourself back to the age of the Vikings at Viking Ship Museum. View archeological treasures and exhibits dedicated to the ancient craft of boat building, and learn more about Viking life and history. Don't miss the five traditional vessels that were recovered, restored, and are now moored in the shipyards outside. Stop by one of the demonstrations that occur throughout the day, including rope making, basketry, boat building, and cooking. The museum location offers great views of the fjord. Take a look at our Roskilde online day trip planner to schedule your visit to Viking Ship Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This was an awesome museum. There are the remains of five old viking ships plus modern recreations of the ships. There are other recreations of klinker built ships too. You can even sail on the...  more »
  • If you've been to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo and think the Roskilde museum is similar to it perish the thought. The Oslo drakars were burial ships. They are well preserved. There were lots of...  more »
  • Graceful ships in a glorious setting. ⚓ Easy to get to by car. Not very crowded on a Tuesday morning. Many interactive displays for children AND adults. Working boat building on site. Probably 50 recreations in the water and out. About $10 per person. Interpretive signage could be better.
  • Smallish museum that gives you a close look at the famed Viking boats and learn about the Vikings. You can see partially reconstructed boats from centuries ago as well as new ones built based on the designs of these boats. You are also able to take rides in the replicas although we did not have time to do so. There are also plenty of hands on activities that could keep young children engaged for a while. Allow about 1-2 hours, longer if you plan to engage in hands on activities and go on rides. There is a cafe with some vegetarian options.

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