Opening hours and admission

Here you can find the opening hours and admission fees applicable on the day you visit.

The Viking Ship Museum is open daily

Opening hours are updated on a regular basis according to Covid-19 guidelines.

Winter season (from week 43 until 30th of April): 10:00 - 16:00

Summer season (from 1st of May until week 42): 10:00 - 17:00

Closing days: 24th, 25th and 31st December

Children and youth

Children under the age of 18 have free admission to The Viking Ship Museum all year round. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

FromToAdultFamily ticket*StudentGroups**
May 1Oct 24150 DKK280 DKK115 DKK125 DKK
Oct 25Apr 30115 DKK210 DKK95 DKK95 DKK

* Family ticket: 2 adults + all children under the age of 18
** Groups: Minimum 25 adults

    Season Pass

    Buy a Season Pass for DKK 170 and visit the museum for free all year round.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Due to the many steps, there is, unfortunately, limited access to the Viking Ship Hall for wheelchair users.
    There is therefore no admission fee to the Museum for guests in wheelchairs and carers have free access to the Museum, on presentation of a valid carer-ID card.
    Guide and assistance dogs are of course welcome and wheelchairs are available at the entrance to borrow for your visit.

    The Museum Island and the Harbour area are accessible with a wheelchair, and there you can find accessible toilets.

    There are a limited number of parking space available for disabled visitors to the Museum.

    By car

    From Copenhagen: The Viking Ship Museum is located approximately 40 minutes from Copenhagen via Holbækmotorvejen route 21, or 45 minutes via E20. 

    » Find the museum on Google Maps...

    There is a large, free car park by the Museum Island.

    By train

    Most regional trains from Zealand and Inter-City trains from Jutland stop at Roskilde station.

    » Plan your journey...

    By bus 

    Bus route 203 runs to and from Roskilde station.
    » Check departure times at Movia's website (in Danish) ...

    Walking from the station takes 20 - 25 minutes.


    Toilets can be found in the basement of the Viking Ship Hall and at Café Knarr at the Museum Island.
    Accessible toilets are located at Café Knarr at the Museum Island.

    Changing tables
    Baby changing facilities are available by the toilets at the Café Knarr and the Viking Ship Hall.

    Strollers must be left outside the Viking Ship Hall. Strollers are welcome on the Museum Island.
    It is possible to borrow a stroller - enquire at the Viking Ship Hall or at the Ticket Office on the Museum Island.

    Free luggage lockers
    In the basement of the Viking Ship Hall, there are lockers for storage of bags, coats, etc. Use of the boxes is free, but requires a 10 DKK deposit. 

    Home-brought food
    You are welcome to bring your own food and use the picnic tables on the Museum island or eat on the grass opposite the Viking Ship Hall.

    Dogs are welcome in the Museum's outdoor areas but are not permitted in the Viking Ship Hall.

    Photography at the Viking Ship Museum
    Guests are very welcome to take photographs in the Museum unless otherwise indicated. Hand-held cameras fitted with a normal flash may be used.
    All photographs of the Viking ship Museum’s ships, regardless of the shooting place/location, are subject to the same conditions as photography at the Viking Ship Museum.
    » Read more here...

    Map of the Museum
    » Click here to open a map of the Museum area (pdf)...