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Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web
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. Put Viking Ship Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Oslo itinerary planner.
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  • For those who like history or simply trendy series vikings, this museum is a must. With 3 Viking ships on display, as well as cars of the era, artifacts tells a little of the history and customs of this civilization so fascinating.
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  • This museum is (in my opinion) one of the must sees in Oslo! It's a nice collection to see. It's nice to see it's so preserved. Not that long so don't expect to much. 
  • This place is small and crowded but worth the visit. Understanding what you see is better with a guided tour. Impressive how they have preserved viking history at this museum. 
  • The Viking museum is good for families and those interested in history. Each display is accompanied with the story of how the item was discovered, and its use. There is also a discussion on how to preserve these items - which gave a perspective to how difficult it is to keep history for future generations. I really enjoyed the museum. There is a ferry to take one to the museum - ferry tickets can be purchased at the kiosk ahead of time and/or on the ferry. Tickets on the ferry are priced up in comparison to buying it at the kiosk. All together it is an affordable attraction for families .
  • I give a 4, my husband a 5. I took away points for not having a docent and/or better information regarding the ships and restoration. That said, it is impressive to see the actual Viking Ships and appreciate their sheer size. Note: discount for purchasing Viking and Kon-Tiki together so be sure and ask
  • My favourite Oslo museum. The ships here are amazing. Take the boat from Pier 3 for a little trip across the habour - return ticket is 60, NOK. It is then a short walk up the hill. If you take a pair of headphones you can access a free audioguide with your smartphone.
  • Fun little museum centered around 3 Viking burial boats. Don't expect to pass more than an hour here as it is fairly small. The tickets also get you into the History museum in Oslo, so that definitely makes it worth while.
  • Wonderful museum with three restored original Viking longboats from burials. Artifacts also recovered include kitchen equipment, ornate sleds, clothes and silk. Well worth visiting when in Oslo. Catch the Bygdøy ferry across from Olso wharf. Fram and Thor Heyerdahl museums are nearby
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