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Viking Ship Museum

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Address: Vindeboder 12, Roskilde 4000, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 46 30 02 00
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Warships await you at the Viking Ship Museum. Don't worry, they won't open...

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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Boat excursion was closed for winter

Interesting museum. Not too much to see, though worth the visit. The shop was excellent. To bad the viking ship rides were closed for winter.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting museum. Not too much to see, though worth the visit. The shop was excellent. To bad the viking ship rides were closed for winter.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think possibly in the warmer months it is much mor enjoyable. There is enough to enjoy but possibly better in the summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fascinating trip from Copenhagen. First off its really nice to take a quick 20 minute train ride to a real Copenhagen suburb and walk through a much less touristy area past the impressive Cathedral where King Bluetooth is buried. We went off-season so no opportunity to take a boat trip on the Fjord, but this museum was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was very interesting and all the material well presented. We learned so much about the Vikings and Denmark from our visit. My younger son (age 8.5) really liked the children's area where he dressed up as a viking and played on replica ships.

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Silverhill, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this gem of a place in November of this year and I immediately knew it was a great museum. The museum has 5 Viking ships inside and replicas outside. I was a very informative museum and I learned a lot about the time period in which the ships existed. It is always nice to recall what it was... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vikings' reputation for being rough and brutal was somewhat exaggerated. They were more in the trading and service business. They were good at building boats and great sailors given that - at the time - transport over water was more easy than by land. The story of the discovery of the wrecks are more interesting than the actual wrecks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ships are displayed really well with excellent explanations and history The short movie is a must before you start looking around (unless you are from that area) Really cool Don't forget to visit the marvelous cafe onsite. One of the best sandwiches I've ever had!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is both a tribute to the Viking ship era and a working site for maintaining the ship-building methods of the Vikings. Very interesting and inclusive of all ages. It was very interesting to see the hands-on approach that children are allowed to engage in - something we saw throughout Scandinavia. The complete opposite of what we do in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The (reconstructed) boats were amazing, the dredged up boats (reconstructed) from the harbour were amazing, but the most interesting thing about this museum was the WHY? Catch the train to Roskilde from Copenhagen and walk the 1 km or so to the museum. Roskilde is a delightful town and you will find the Cathedral agreeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE did this as part of our visit to this town and glad we did, for although a freezing cold snowy day with no long ships ships in the water. However the museum itself has a fantastic indoor exhibition. Best of which was the jetty which was the best interactive kids museum piece I have seen in a long time.... More 

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