Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

4.2
#2 of 697 in Museums in Norway
View three actual Viking ships, the Soeberg, the Gokstad, and the Tune, and learn more about their history at Viking Ship Museum. The ships were built between 800 and 900, and were excavated in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Displays give information on how they were found and preserved. The Tune ship was the first Viking ship to be unearthed and remains the third best-preserved ship in the world. Also, see the artifacts that were buried with each ship, such as carts, sleds, cooking gear, and more. Be sure to climb up into the designated viewing areas that allow you to see each ship from a different perspective and fully appreciate their size. If you have your smartphone with you, you can scan the barcodes associated with the exhibits to receive more detailed information online. Take a look at our Oslo trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to Viking Ship Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Maybe I’m lucky (possibly even spoilt) being from the UK, having so many truly amazing museums to visit and most of the time being free to visit, but I found this museum to be quite dull. This was...  more »
  • This museum is great - it's not very large and can be completed easily in 90 minutes or so, but everything in it is extremely interesting, and the Viking ships are well preserved and they've gone to.....  more »
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  • This is one of the most unique and amazing museums I’ve seen and it really draws you back a thousand years when Vikings were a major force. Impeccably well preserved artifacts with a heap amount of detail, well documented info to teach you the history and much more. It’s also nice to be able to do it all under two hours. This is something that kids will appreciate too. This museum is a Must if you’re going to Oslo.
  • A piece of Scandinavian history presented extremely well. Loved the displays and artifacts. The way it came together to paint a good picture of Viking history. Loved the short films, very informative. Gift shop not to over the top either.
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