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Viking Ship Museum
Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum

8.543 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum
Ranked #3 in Oslo things to do
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Huk Aveny 35, Oslo 0287 Norway
+47 22 13 5280
https://www.khm.uio.no/besok-oss/vikingskipshuset/
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Re-live the Viking age at The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway, which houses the completely intact and famous Oseberg ship. The museum also holds many other ships discovered towards the end of the ... Read more
19th century and beginning of the 20th century, which are fully or nearly intact. Sledges, beds, tents and other wooden goods are also on display. Originally held at the University of Oslo, Gabriel Gustafson, a Swedish professor, proposed a museum should be built to hold the archaeological findings. Construction of the museum started in 1932, but World War II hindered its progress and the final hall was not finished until 1957.

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Klang, Malaysia

Viking Ship Museum displaying 3 best preserved Viking burial ships; Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The museum houses three large Viking ships, Tune, Oseberg, and Gokstad, in addition to smaller vessels and artifacts. A ticket to this museum grants you access to Oslo's Historical Museum. I've gotten most of my history about the Vikings from the History Channel series "The Vikings" so we enjoyed seeing the real deal here and in other places in Oslo.

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Barcelona, Spain

This museum isn't very big, but it is amazing. The viking ships on display are incredible, and there are other interesting exhibits to check out as well.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Another great Oslo museum. This museum is smaller than expected but packed with great history.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

This Viking Ship Museum features the discoveries of the Viking Age. It’s a great place to see the exceptional woodwork of the Vikings and the world’s best preserved Viking ship.

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San Jose, California, USA

Not overrated at all! Amazing how these have survived and the artefacts as well. You can still see the details and learn so much. The ships are just fascinating to look at!

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Wonderful Museum highly recommended... As expected ridiculously priced. It's not a very big museum but they charge 80 NOK (Norway minimum price) You'll be done in less than an hour. If the money goes to help save some of their crumbling artifacts It would make me feel better. Although I did find the cheapest calories in Norway outside this museum. Some kids were doing a fund raiser by selling cake squares they gave me what they had left 2.5 squares for 20 NOK... Their parents were closing shop.

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Local from Oslo

Very interesting museum with beautiful Viking ships. Recommending for tourists that are curious about Norwegian history!

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London, UK

This museum is really worth a visit. It features 3 ships: the Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune which date back to 800AD, the height of the Viking era. It tells the story of how Norwegian's wealthy and important people were buried in these ships to ensure a safe passage to the afterlife. You can reach the museum by bus from Oslo centre.

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Pittsford (town), New York

The museum is crowded with tourists and tour groups, but is worth a visit. It was more interesting than expected with its well designed and informative displays. Spend a couple of hours here and get a real feel for Viking life.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Although small in size, this museum has a lot to offer and is definitely worth visiting. It's amazing how well preserved the viking ships and other artifacts are. Also make sure to look out the window while riding the tram or bus to see other interesting sights like the Norwegian Folk Museum.

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Porto, Portugal

A small museum who tells a bit the history of vikings. I expected a bit more, however is still nice. It has several real vikings ships.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

The museum shows three viking ships in various states. There is one ship that is almost fully complete and impressive to see what kind of ships the Vikings couls already build in 900 AD. Entrance is 60 Kroner, cheap for Oslo and also part of the Oslo pass. Good for a visit of approx an hour.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The Viking Ship Museum has a well preserved actual Viking ship. These things sank into the clay and mud which preserved them perfectly. There are many other Viking artefacts. This museum is near other nautical museums including the Kon Tiki and Fram.

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San Francisco, California, USA

When visiting the land of the Vikings, one must also visit the craft of the Vikings...hence a visit to the Viking Ship Museum is a must to get a glimpse of how life was like for these seafaring explorers and warriors.

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St Georges la Pouge, France

Amazingly old viking ships. Beautifully carved sleds and tools. Not very large though.

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Palo Alto

Wonderful exhibition and story of Thor Heyerdal & his pioneering adventure. Be sure to spend time around the museum area, especially by the water. Very nice views.

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New York State

It was very interesting to see the big Viking ships from so many years ago. It's a fairly small museum, which is kinda nice so you don't get overloaded, but also there's not as much to see as one might like.

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Napa, California, USA

Original viking ships! Huge wooden structures that make you very happy you did not used to be a viking because sailing in these things would not have been pleasant.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The perfect site to gain substantial insights into a Viking journey. The museum features notable Viking objects such as ships, small boats, sledges, and cart with exceptional ornamentation. The two wooden Viking ships, in exhibition, built in the 9th century and recently found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjords are in especially great condition and are popular among observes.

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