Viking Ship Museum

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Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum
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Come face to face with some of the world's greatest Viking treasures! Experience the best-preserved Viking Ships in the world and unique burial artefacts from boat graves around the Oslo Fjord. These ships have been on voyages of the sea before they became the final resting place for their wealthy owners. Here you will see incredible woodcarvings, mysterious skeleton remains and an immersive film that takes you into the Viking era. This is a museum experience out of the ordinary. Two Museums for the price of one! With a ticket to the Viking Ship Museum, you also get a free pass to the Historical Museum within 48 hours. Closed: 24-26 December; 31 December; 1 January.
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Martyn H
Pucklechurch, UK5 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Solo
A little dated in style, but due to close in October 2021 for 5 years for a new building. Nicely presented informative, the video was quite difficult to follow as you needed to look at all the wall surfaces. If when I return I'll revisit if it's open
Written 9 September 2021
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Anita K
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Sep. 2021 • Couples
Small but really awesome exhibition of original viking ships preserved in great condition. Really feel the connection to historical times.
Written 5 September 2021
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soulis v
6 contributions
Aug. 2021
a place to fantasize the life and the piracies of those primitive cavitation and who they were organized .
Written 7 August 2021
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Marielle AL
Northern Norway, Norway6 contributions
Aug. 2021
It closes on oct 1st, for five years, so I'd go asap.

It's not that much to do - but the viking ships are wonderful to take in and behold and the interactive movie transcends language.
I'm very impressed with how sacred the experience felt - it was a beautiful thing.

If it feels "short", remember that there are other museums within walking distance as well.
Written 4 August 2021
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AdventureSeeker75
Paris, France135 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Solo
The Viking Museum is surprisingly small, but is interesting and (when you think about it) amazing that these ships are so old and still so well preserved! There were two intact ships and one that is a burial ship and far less preserved and more of a flat piece of wood. A lot of the artifacts were taken for repair when I was there (right after it reopened post COVID), and from what I understand, won’t be back for some time. There is a great video that plays - a lot of time and effort went into it and the museum partnered with the Viking Voyages. Also the current ticket purchase also serves to get you into the Volksmuseum down the street - so it’s two for one.
Written 26 June 2021
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khaled elio
Hurghada, Egypt104 contributions
Jul. 2020
the historical things itself is amazing
it is cold country but great nature
i was with my ex wife there and she explained things to me
somehow she said the viking were in contact in the past with ancient egyptians
Written 30 May 2021
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
Dec. 2019
The museum is small, less than 45mn to visit. Very nice reconstruction of the ships. Two small rooms with video animation and an exhibition of Viking artefacts. Interesting visit even if the entrance fee may be a bit high.
Written 14 November 2020
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szecsenyi
Budapest, Hungary483 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Solo
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.
Written 29 August 2020
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veggiedyke
Norwich, UK148 contributions
Aug. 2020
We loved this place. It is small but fascinating, with lots of interesting bits of information. Amazing how they put together the ships and sleds etc. again, despite them being crushed into small pieces during burial.
Written 28 August 2020
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Chipmunk
Malaysia52 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Interesting museum, nice exhibits. Alas we only spent about 1 hour here. Would be great to spend more time.
Written 23 August 2020
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