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Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum © Danilo Atzori
Viking Ship Museum © Danilo Atzori

The Viking Ship Museum is home to five Viking ships dating back to the 11th century. Deliberately sunk in the channel to prevent an attack on the city around 1070, they were excavated in 1962. The ships range from cargo vessels to war raiders, and are displayed in the museum overlooking Roskilde Fjord replete with weapons and other artefacts. Visitors can also watch shipwrights at work and see examples of traditional Nordic wooden boats. There are lots of reconstructed Viking ships and boats in the museum harbour and you can take a ride in some of them with a guide. According to tourist votes, the museum is generally the top rated attraction in Roskilde. The many fun and educational activities for children makes it a great attraction for the whole family.

Address: Vindeboder 12

Website: www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk