Photo: Museum of Cultural History, UiO/Eirik Irgens Johnsen

The Viking Ship Museum

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At the Viking Ship Museum you will find the world's best-conserved Viking ships, the Viking graves, as well as the exquisite carving of the objects found in them, and the mystical dragon heads.

The three famous ships from Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune were used to navigate the seas and later they were used as graves. These Viking Ships are more than 1000 years old!

The museum works constantly to find the best conserving methods to preserve the ships and they can still be admired very closely by our visitors. A short 3D film about the Viking era is shown twice an hour on the ceiling of one of the wings. 

The building was designed exclusively for the museum by the Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg and has been declared protected by the cultural authorities of the country. 

Your ticket is valid at the Historical Museum too, where you can see the rest of the Viking collection and learn more about Norwegian history from the Stone Age and up to the Middle Ages. You can also walk around our permanent and temporary exhibits on history, anthropology and culture. 

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