The Viking Ship Museum and the Museum Island
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times. The Viking Ship Hall, the oldest part of the museum, was designed by Erik Christian Sørensen and built as a big display case around the five viking ships from Skuldelev.
It was opened in 1969 and preserved in 1997.
The late modern building is a particularly successful example of one of the contemporary international styles - the Japanese architecture and the minimalistic and straight "brutality".
In 1997 the Museum was extended by the Museum Island designed by Henrik Terkelsen, Tegnestuen Hou + Partnere. The area consists of 8 buildings with very different functions, e.g.: The shipyard of the museum where reconstructions of the viking ships and traditional Nordic wooden ships are build, and the Activity House where adults and children can try out their skills on the handicrafts of the Viking Age.
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- activities for children
City / Area
- Sealand, Møn, Lolland-Falster
- number of persons for group pricing (15)
- coach/truck parking
Museums, Galleries and crafts
- viking age
Types of events
- Viking events
CoordinatesLongtitude : 12.077977000
Latitude : 55.649645