Since the 1950’s, the sound of time has been dominated by rock and pop music. Today, the rock music and its many subgenres is being considered as one of the strongest cultural movements in the 20th century.

RAGNAROCK is Denmark’s new national contemporary museum and cultural greenhouse in Roskilde. Centered around the music, the museum tells the story about the youth culture and the musical eras from the 1950’s and up until today. Through the years, the music has been the speaker of the youth and has created the foundation for various political views, technologies, linguistic trends, media and fashion. The museum is situated in a brand new building, designed by Dutch architects MVRDV and Danish COBE, with iconic golden rivets, that gleam in the sun, and with a long red carpet, that leads all the way up to the entrance. The museum is both a museum and a cultural greenhouse with exhibition facilities, music scenes, archive and teaching/research facilities. RAGNAROCK is a living contemporary museum with an ambitious event programme, a café, an exciting museum shop and various special exhibitions.



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With our exhibition about the development of the Danish youth culture from the 1950’s up until today expressed through music, RAGNAROCK offers a world class experience. History, architecture and the surrounding urban environment is merging in this contemporary museum, which provides the best conditions for business meetings and events. RAGNAROCK is designed by the world renowned architects MVRDV from Holland and Danish COBE, and the building has both meeting and conference facilities with modern tech equipment.



Rabalderstræde 16, 4000 Roskilde
Go for the big golden building!

By train or bus
Take the train to Roskilde Station. Bus 202A drives to Musicon from Roskilde Station via Køgevej to Stenkrogen and through to Pulsen at Teknisk Skole and further to Maglegårdsvej. Step off at the bus stop Pulsen opposite Teknisk Skole. From the bus stop there is about 200 meters to the museum.

Plan your trip at www.rejseplanen.dk

Arriving by foot or bycycle
Arriving by foot or bycycle, there is a shortcut! Walk through the tunnel at Roskilde train station towards the hospital. In the roundabout, turn right, walk 250 meters and take a left at Eriksvej. Follow the road all the way to Ringparken, where the road is split in two. Take a right and follow the path. Cross Søndre Ringvej and you are in MUSICON. From here it is easy to find RAGNAROCK.

Next to the museum, you find a parking lot for visitors. Here there is also access for busses.

Handicap parking:
Parking lots for handicapped or disabled visitors is found directly in front of the main entrance. The area and the parking lot is marked with handicap signs.

There is access to all exhibition areas via elevator. If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact our staff.

There are handicap toilets in the museum foyer.

Bags and jackets kan be stored in the museum wardrobe. In the foyer you can store your outerwear and small bags in locked boxes. It is free to rent af box – ask the reception how to access and lock the boxes.

The museum café is open in the museum opening hours. The café serves a variety of delicious cold and warm dishes, salads and sandwiches. You can also buy beer, soft drinks, coffee and cake.