The Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum offers you experiences enough for a whole day. Here you find plenty of activities, history, atmosphere and a beautiful harbor - you can even go sailing.

Vikings and waves 
With the sound of the waves and the smell of wet wood, the Viking Ship Museum is located right by Roskilde Fjord and it is a great visit for anyone with Viking blood in their veins.

Experience genuine Viking ships
At the impressive Viking Ship harbor, you find five original Viking ships from the 1000s, excavated 20 km north of Roskilde. They all stem from a defense against enemy naval attacks against Roskilde, which back then was the nation's capital. In the sailing season from 1 May to 30 September you can go onboard and experience how it is to sail, as it was 1000 years ago.

The Sea Stallion's voyage
Outside the Viking Ship Hall you find the Sea Stallion from Glendalough -the world's largest reconstructed Viking ship, which has been on a real expedition: In 2007, the Sea Stallion sailed from Roskilde Fjord, bound for Dublin and returned home a year later after a successful process. At the Viking Ship Museum you can see a film about the dramatic journey, follow all the preparations and read about life on board and see the results.

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Vikingeskibsmuseet
Vindeboder 12
4000 Roskilde
Telefon: +45 46 300 200
E-mail: Vikingeskibsmuseet

Opening hours
Daily opening hours:
10:00 - 16:00 

Summer and holiday hours:
10:00 - 17:00

Winter Holiday: 11 - 26 Februrary
Easter Holiday: 9 - 17 April
Summer/Fall: 1 May -  22 October 

Closed:
24, 25 & 31 December

Admission

General
Adults 85 DKK
Students 70 DKK
Children under 18 free

Summer and holidays
Adults 130 DKK
Students 100 DKK
Children under 18 free