We took the train from Copenhagen and it took less than an hour to arrive at Roskilde. We went on a Saturday, so the market was going on and served as a nice distraction during our walk enroute to the museum. The scenic walk takes about 15 minutes and is mostly downhill, and there is a bus that will take you back up to the train station if you choose.
The museum has several recovered actual Viking ships along with very interesting information posted and artifacts, as well as several replica boats and an open air folk museum where they have demonstrations of how things were done in days past. I found the different types of rope making to be the most interesting.
There is a restaurant right there on the grounds, but I don't recommend it as we were quite disappointed. Very poor service, and a very small selection to choose from combined with the typical high costs that you can expect nearly everywhere in Scandinavia. Along the way we stopped in the Cathedral which was as enjoyable as it was historically significant.
I wouldn't cut short my visiting time in Copenhagen to visit here, but if you have some extra time and want to check out the countryside and see a bonafide Viking ship and well done museum, I'd recommend going here.
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