Opening hours and admission

Here you can find the opening hours and admission fees applicable on the day you visit.
It is not necessary to book a time slot or buy tickets to the museum in advance.

Opening hours:

Winter season: 21 October - 30 April:
Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Summer season: 1 May - 20 October
Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

The Viking Ship Museum is open every day, year round.


Below you will find seasonal prices for admission to the Viking Ship Museum.
Children/young people (0-17 years) have free entry***

FromToAdultFamily ticket*StudentGroups**
1 Jan30 Apr125 DKK230 DKK80 DKK100 DKK
1 May20 Oct160 DKK300 DKK105 DKK130 DKK
21 Oct31 Dec125 DKK230 DKK80 DKK100 DKK

* Family ticket: 2 adults + all children under the age of 18
** Groups: Minimum 25 adults
***Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Season Pass

    Buy a Season Pass for DKK 180 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. There are also charging points for electric cars.
    During the summer season it may happen that there are no available parking spaces in the museum's car park. In that case, we refer to the other parking options in the area.
    » See a map of parking spaces in Roskilde here (the green areas with a black outline are free parking areas)...

    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 English) ...
    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)...

    Food and drinks

    At the Viking Ship Museum you can enjoy the active atmosphere on the Museum Island or the views of the Roskilde Fjord as you dine. Café Knarr offers lovely salads, sandwiches, delicious lunch dishes, homemade cakes, tea, coffee and organic soft drinks and beer.

    Daily summer sailing trips

    Everyday during the summer from 01 May to 30 September you can experience what it was to be a Viking on board of one of the Viking Ship Museum’s traditional Nordic boats, which are the direct descendents of Viking ships. Everyone on board takes part in rowing, setting the sail and other ‘sailor’s work’.

    Group visits

    The Viking Ship Museum is a perfect destination for groups. Let us form the basis for your shared experiences. We can arrange sailing trips, guided tours and craft activities for both large and small groups.


    Calendar - see what's on at the Viking Ship Museum