The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
About The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo, Norway
Ticket Price: 40 NOK
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Containing some of the world’s most well preserved Viking artefacts, this museum mainly exhibits Viking ships from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune. The magnificent vessels, built in the 9th century, were used for both ocean crossings and burial rituals. Of great interest are the gifts given to the deceased. Also on display are sledges, beds, wood carvings, grave goods and buckets. The main attraction here is the Oseberg Ship, excavated from a burial mound in Tonsberg. The museum may look small, but it’s packed a lot of goodies into a very small space.
The Viking Ship Museum Information
- Parking is behind the museum. It is free in winter.
The Viking Ship Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults NOK 80
- Children under 18 Free
- Students/seniors NOK 50
- The ticket price also covers entry into the Historical Museum
How To reach The Viking Ship Museum by Public Transport
- Bus no 30 stop Vikingskipshuset
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So I love the place, mainly because it is a museum with a solid exhibition, very well preserved ships and materials from ancient age, yet the museum isn't so big that you can actually start loosing your focus, or get bored. Last time visited they had just opened the new 3D video experience in one of the nave of the exhibition area, and I honestly found it refreshing, it was very well though to be understandable for the most people whatever the age and the country they came from. It was entertaining yet very accurate, and both me and my guest really enjoyed it. My only complaint, and that's what keeping me from giving a full score, is the signing, which is in very little font and low contrast in most of the places, and it's limited to a bit too few languages. I would appreciate in such a museum if they though a bit more about readability and, eventually, adding some more explanation in other European languages.
A short walk from the ferry service landing and you arrive at the museum, there is a cafe and parking in the grounds. Entrance cost 100 Kr (£10) and there is a gift shop and toilets within. The display centres around 3 viking longships burials and is very informative. The ships themselves are not locked away behind glass and allow you a real sense of what life was like. There is an interesting and informative animation which displays on the roof of one of the exhibits and is well worth seeing. A very enjoyable place to visit and very informative.
Really cool museum filled with interesting pieces, including restored viking ships! There are some high viewing areas so you can see inside the ships. There is a really nice projected visualisation with one of the ships that depicts the history without using words, it's extremely beautiful. Student discount for any European student holding valid student ID. Well worth a visit but don't expect your visit to last much longer than an hour or two as there is not a huge amount to see, but you really should go you'll have a great time.
Ships are a fantastic piece of history and worth a visit on there own. The video shows that run every 15mins are also worthwhile and give a good context to the boats. However it is a relatively small museum. Recommend combining with the Museum of Cultural History (Walking distance) for a fuller experience including 1800’s representative Stave Church. Still one of the better options in Oslo for those interested in History.
An amazing museum not the biggest but very well done. A must see in my opinion. I loved it and spent a good few hours marvelling at the craftsmanship of the vikings. Go there,do it, you won't be disappointed. The gift shop is reasonable too.
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