Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

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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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  • This museum was one of my favorites during my walking tour of Oslo. It houses 3 real viking ships! For a museum, it is actually quite small but the fact that you could stare at a real viking ship and ...  more »
  • Really enjoyed our excursion to the Viking museum. The location of it was really nice to visit too and enjoyed the boat ride over to it. The museum wasn’t quite as big as I was expecting but that said...  more »
  • An interesting museum about vikings and their lives. There are two viking ships that are restored and definitely worth to visit. Also in the field of history very interesting and educational!
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  • This was almost a spiritual experience. OK, I'm 3% Viking. To see these incredible Viking boats and artifacts, lifted from the past and here, for me to ponder - WOW. To see where all the men sat and rowed, uncovered, day after day after week. Sure they were invaders and looters....but they were also humans, loved beautiful art and decoration, honored their dead, including women. DO NOT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!! The best that Oslo has to offer.
  • Wonderful museum! Free with the Oslo Card. Has three Viking ships and lots of other Viking artifacts. Not too big so it is a quick view. Take the 30 bus (free with card) and you can get here in no time. Definite must see if you are interested in history at all.
  • If you are visiting Norway, I'm sure you must have heard about Vikings. They have a varied history from many perspectives but the common notion is that Vikings were brilliant seafarers. Their ships were absolutely amazing. And that's what you will see at The Viking Ship Museum. In this museum, there are 4 well-preserved ships of Vikings in the display along with many other artefacts. To take pictures of all ships, they have arranged galleries as well. A really nice museum. Quite different from other Museums of Oslo.
  • I enjoyed this museum. I usually really don't like museums, but I found this one much more interesting than most. I loved getting to learn about the history of Vikings. The displays they had were really interesting. They also had a really cool video that overtook one of the rooms. My favorite part was the ships though. Getting to see the architecture of the boats up close was awesome. They had little overlooks you could walk up too get a closer look from a higher viewpoint. They had three different boats to look at and the history behind each. It's a pretty small museum, so it only took us 1-2 hours to see the whole thing. I definitely think this museum is worth going to while in Oslo!
  • I absolutely loved my visit here! This museum is beautiful - the displays are well presented and informative. I learnt so much. Our visit lasted about 2 hours (that included reading as much as I could!) There was also a short animation projected every 15 minutes and short films on a TV that included a project about building a Viking boat. Highly recommend this museum
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