The Viking Ship MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo, Norway, 0287
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +47-22851900
- Ticket Price: 40 NOK
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Social, Arts, Museums
The Viking Ship Museum - Review
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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Oslo Itinerary 2 Days.
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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Things to Know Before Visiting The Viking Ship Museum
95% of people who visit Oslo include The Viking Ship Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
84.59% of people start their The Viking Ship Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see The Viking Ship Museum
89.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Viking Ship Museum
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The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Reviews
FANTASTIC! A MUST SEE! I loved it. If you are interested in the Vikings you cannot miss this museum. You enter and there is a huge fully restored Viking ship. You can imagine like me it sailing on the ocean full of Vikings....just great. Lots of Viking artifacts that were buried as grave goods. There's also an interesting short video about the Vikings in the middle on the right. A great museum shop on the left as you enter. Allow about 2 hours.
For those who love the wonderful Norway and its history, this is a "must"! A suggestive video guide at the entrance to the small but delightful museum introduces the visitor to the daily life typical of the Vikings of the time, their customs, their beliefs and their love for the sea and the conquest of new lands. Viking ships are exceptionally preserved, almost like they were built yesterday; so fascinating with their typical carvings, where the eye is lost in the observation of knots and animal heads. They are precious and powerful works of art craftsmanship, still vibrant with such energy that it almost seems that they can, at any moment in a clear night of stars as one can see only in Norway, escape from the large windows of the museum... and take the wide in the ocean, once again.
What an amazing place. the shop is just fantastic with lots of little options to choose from, the water is very cold in the restrooms. The things to look at our endless and you can learn a lot. It's in a great location to walk down to the other Museum and public transportation. Parking is free. It's a must see when visiting the area.
One of my favorite museums with burial ships restored from 90% of their original wood. These ships actually sailed the seas with the Vikings aboard and were later used in burial mounds for Viking elders. Very well done, informative and don’t miss the beautiful projection movie showing the short history of the ships. It’s beautiful.
Very cool experience to see ships like this up close. They show a video projected on the wall telling the story of the Viking burial ship every 15 minutes or so, but my favourite part of the exhibit was actually the second video which is upstairs above the entrance. Make sure you don't miss it. It's really well done.