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The Viking Ship Museum is both a museum, a research institution and an active boatyard. On the basis of the discovery of five Viking ships in Roskilde Fjord, the museum present the Vikings' maritime culture, their shipping, ship building, craftsmanship, voyages, trade and the significance of the ships for Viking society. Both indoors in the Viking Ship Hall, which contains the five Skuldelev ships, and outdoors in the workshops and at the boatyard, the story is told of the museum's archaeological, historical and practical work with the ships.

Consult the calendar to see what activities and exhibitions are open and to plan your visit.

Many outdoor activities are seasonal and take place in the high-season from 1 May - 30 September.

Special holiday activities i all Danish school holidays and changing exhibitions.

The exhibition 'Heart and Soul - 50 years with the ships of the Vikings' invites you to meet the heart and soul of the museum. Go on a journey through years of passionate work with the ships of the Vikings – from the excavation to the sailing reconstructions on their trial voyages.
Photo, films and sound takes you through the excavation, reconstruction work and lets you witness the Sea Stallion battle a fierce gale. Children can try their hand at building card board ship models, a giant puzzel or drawing the original shops' parts. The exhibition can be seen in the Viking Ship Hall’s ground floor.
» Read more about the Exhibition here...

You can experience:

  • Five original viking ships. Experience warships, tradingships and a fishing vessel from the Viking Age.
  • Guided tours:
  • May 1- September 30: Guided tours during weekends 12:00 in English and 14:00 in Danish.
  • June 23 - August 31: Guided tours day 12:00 and 15:00 in English and 14:00 in Danish.
  • Sailing on the fjord (May 1 - September 30)
  • Scenic Museum Harbour and five reconstructed Viking Ships
  • Boat Yard - experience the Viking's tools
  • Demonstration of the craftsmanship from the Viking Age
  • Workshops for children - write your name with runes!
  • Films about the Viking Shis and 'The Sea Stallion from Glendaglough' - The world's larges reconstruction of a Viking Ship - on its voyage to Dublin and back to Roskilde.
  • Dress as a Viking and board a Viking Ship
  • Eat 'New Nordic Viking Food' at the Restaurant 'Snekken' year round or at the café Knarr (seasonal)
  • Museum shop

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Phone +45 46 300 253 
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Monday to Friday 10.00 - 15.00


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Vikingeskibsmuseet: Vindeboder 12 . DK-4000 Roskilde | Tlf.: +45 46 300 200 | museum(at)vikingeskibsmuseet.dk | vikingeskibsmuseet.dk



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