RAGNAROCK is Denmark’s new national contemporary museum and cultural greenhouse in Roskilde. RAGNAROCK opened for visitors on the 30th of April 2016. Centered on music, the museum tells through new exciting and modern exhibitions the story about the youth culture and the musical eras from the 1950’s and up until today.

RAGNAROCKs new iconic building, designed by the star architects of Danish COBE and Dutch MVRDV, supports the narrative, history and atmosphere that the museum conveys. When you arrive at RAGNAROCK, walks up the long red carpet toward the With its gold-riveted façade, use of untreated, robust materials and the long “Red Carpet” leading up to the museum entrance

The museum is both a museum and cultural greenhouse with exhibition facilities, music scenes, archives and teaching/research facilities. RAGNAROCK is a living cultural greenhouse with an ambitious event programme, a café, an exciting museum shop and various special exhibitions.

In northern mythology, Ragnarok is the story of the last battle between gods and giants, where the sun goes out, and the earth ends in an inferno of flames and chaos – only to be reborn.

But Ragnarok is also the story of the world’s rebirth. Ragnarok describes a new beginning, and in the sense of reflecting that myth also the West’s rebirth after World War 2. After the war a new generation manifests itself. A youth generation with unprecedented opportunities and attention occurs, and young people now demand influence on the development of society, the end of old systems and the creation of new ones. It is the confrontation with the old and creation of the new that gives the museum the name, RAGNAROCK.

The music has traditionally been the young people’s voice and has created a breeding ground for political views, technologies, language trends, media and fashion. Inspired by the music, RAGNAROCK depicts and conveys how young people through time have moved borders and influenced society through music and youth culture.

RAGNAROCK tells the story about the first youth generation who self-consciously and visionary created an agenda-setting generation who communicated globally beyond geo-graphical and social boundaries through rock music. RAGNAROCK tells the story of the youth cultures development and changing musical styles until today and will follow and document the development in the future. RAGNAROCK conveys the enormous impact that youth culture has had – and still has – on society, and the museum will lead the visitor into this kaleidoscopic music universe.

With interactive installations and lots of activities the museum invites the visitor on a journey through the history of modern youth culture. The exhibitions consist of various themes, all adding different layers to the history. The themes are in short:

• When the music saw the light!
• Dance!
• Can music change the world?
• Musical currents!
• Fanboys and Fangirls!
• The Red Thread!
• Electrical intimacy!
• Sound waves!
• Chasing the good sound!
• Demoteket!
• The world’s largest choir!


Tuesday: 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 22:00
Thursday : 10:00 – 17:00
Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

Closed: 24., 25., 26. and 31. december and 1. january.


Adults: 95 kr.
Groups (min. 15 pers.) 80 kr. per pers.
0-17 Years: Free
Free entrance to foyer, shop, Café RAGNAROCK and patio

Rabalderstræde 16, 4000 Roskilde
Go for the big golden building – you can´t miss it!

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

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.

As a visitor, you can park your car in the parking area at Havsteensvej, Pulsen or in the parking lot at Hal 11. View map of parking facilities at RAGNAROCK below.
Download map of parking facilities here (pdf)

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.

We do like animals! But because we handle food in the museum’s indoor area, animals are not allowed in the museum,
but are welcome on leash on the museum’s outdoor areas. Remember to pick up debris.

NB: Service dogs are allowed in the museum.