Viking Ship Museum

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12 Vindeboder, Roskilde, Denmark
46 30 02 00

Viking Ship Museum Roskilde Reviews

Vikram Vikram
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Not a total waste of time, but hardly enlightening or ...gasp - authentic! Jul 11, 2016
The shtick for this place is that it is a permanent exhibition of five original Viking ships excavated nearby in 1962. And don't get me wrong, they've done a great job reconstructing it. But therein lies the problem - you can tell it's been reconstructed and that kind of steals away a certain amount of authenticity.

The museum itself needs to get better organised. I saw people walking in all directions, no proper inward flow across the exhibits.

Kids will enjoy though- the open part of a museum is where they show kids how to cut wood, how ships are built, etc. and even have some exhibits which... well, are apparently so good they almost look like the 5 exhibits inside. Which is kind of the museum's undoing because it makes the 5 original look even more unauthentic.

The only bonus was walking through a beautiful wooded footpath for about 1km to get to the museum. NEXT!
The best part about visiting the m…
one of the 5 reconstructed ships
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Ils1976 says:
read about this one as well ... thanks for your opinion and the pictures!
Posted on: Sep 04, 2016
Vikram says:
I'm with you Jutta - I too would've liked to see just the remains and not the whole reconstruction! I should visit this Vasa museum!!
Posted on: Aug 23, 2016
aloneinthecrowd says:
It's hard to satisfy everybody's expectations. One wants to see just the remainings and the other one the whole ship. You can never please all ;) For myself I better like just the remainings and doing as less reconstruction as possible ;)
As Andrea suggest already you should visit the Vasa Museum it's overwhelming. I loved the Vikingskiphuset in Oslo also.
Posted on: Aug 22, 2016
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