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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  • So!First of all :for me this was the best museum in Oslo. Others is also nice but here you didn’t need to read a lot only the most main important things. And the building make for the ships.  more »
  • Lots to see, including videos, objects and materials from the Viking age. All set out fantastically, easy to understand and get a real grasp of the Viking era. Brilliant experience and we learnt a...  more »
  • Shipyard, interactive museum and craftsman workshop. It was such a treat to stand on a replica viking ship and to see talented craftsman building more. We learnt alot about the vikings during our...  more »
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  • The most amazing museum in Oslo! So nice to see the impressive Viking ships and their history. It tells amazing details on how they were built, what they found with them and stories on how they lived their life. Things I had never heard before. The little shop also had nice souvenirs of the Vikings, including books. Besides, the area around is very very cool, has beautiful houses with typical Norwegian architecture. Super recommended!
  • Great museum of you are interested in viking history and artifacts. The non-linear arrangement of the exhibitions is not optimal, but make for pretty surroundings. The video material shown at the museum is very well produced and super educational. Would definitely recommend it if you have a few hours to spare in Oslo and the plans for the new expansion in 2026 (don't your me on the time) looks absolutely awesome!
  • The ships are fantastic and the venue itself was quite nice. There is a really cute movie (animations and reenactments only, no words, so works for all languages). The artifacts are well displayed and explained. Highly recommend!
  • Very nice place, the audio and vision projection was so well done and engaging that we all ended up watching it three times, that alone was worth the ticket price. Seeing up close a Viking ship, salvaged and restored to 90% original pieces, seeing it fully and realize it's around 1200 years old has a deep impact and you leave with a renewed awe for viking history. 🍺
  • This was fascinating and sadly you need to see this as soon as possible as the ships will be moving shortly. The fact that these ships are centuries old is amazing. The10 minute long film was informative and definitely worth watching. Take my advice and go to see Norwegian history while you can.

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