Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum is situated on the Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo, Norway. It’s part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo. The museum is most famous for the completely whole Oseberg ship, excavated from the largest known ship burial in the world.

The Museum houses three Viking era burial ships that were found as part of archaeological finds from Tune, Gokstad, Oseberg and the Borre mound cemeter. These Viking Ships are more than 1000 years old.

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.

The hall for the Oseberg ship was built with funding from the Parliament of Norway, and the ship was moved from the University shelters in 1926.

In 2015, the Ministry let Statsbygg announce a competition for the expansion of existing facilities at Bygdøy. The Danish firm AART architects with their proposal titled “NAUST”, Won the competition on April 12th, 2016.

Admission

Admission

Senior/Student 90
Adults 120
Under 18 years Free Entry

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Closed until April 14, 2020

Payments & Discounts

Discounts

  • free with the Oslo Pass
  • Oslo Pass advantage: Free entrance

Credit cards

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Facilities

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • books
  • exhibitions
  • guided tour by appointment
  • museum shop

Other services

  • jewellery
  • souvenirs

Facts About Viking Ship Museum

Interesting and Informative Facts About Viking Ship Museum

  • The museum is most famous for the completely whole Oseberg ship, excavated from the largest known ship burial in the world.
  • The hall for the Oseberg ship was built with funding from the Parliament of Norway, and the ship was moved from the University shelters in 1926.
  • In 2015 the Ministry let Statsbygg announce a competition for the expansion of existing facilities at Bygdøy.

How To Get To Viking Ship Museum

Travelling to Viking ship museum from Oslo Central Station, there are a number of ways to get there:

By Bus: Walk from Oslo Central Station to Tollboden, which should take less than 5 minutes walk, then from there Bus from Tollboden to Vikingskipene, Line 30 bus, which should take around 20 minutes, after a quick Walk from Vikingskipene to Viking ship museum, which takes 2 minutes.

By Tam: Tram from Jernbanetorget to Skarpsno, Line 13 Tram, which takes 11 minutes, Then a Walk from Skarpsno to Viking ship museum, which will take 35 minutes.

By Taxi & Uber: Taxi from Oslo Central Station to Viking ship museum, which will take 9 minutes, and cost anything between 200 Norwegian Krone to 334 Norwegian Krone (£15 to £25).

Walking: Walk from Oslo Central Station to Viking ship museum, will take around 1 hours and 20 minutes.

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