What is hidden in the Gjellestad ship? Hear, see and read about the latest finds, the latest interpretations and other, exciting updates from the excavation.
Explore the exhibitions in 360 degrees
Join Professor Marianne Vedeler on a tour of this unique exhibit, designed by Snøhetta.
Welcome to our two museums
The world's best preserved viking ships! The Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune ships were originally ocean-going vessels before they were hauled ashore to be used in burial rituals for their rich owners. Study the ships and the Viking treasures up close!
- The Viking Ship Museum are closed until further notice.
Make a date with history! See Norway's largest collection of historical artifacts, housed in our beautiful Art Nouveau building. Visit the country’s oldest skull, exquisite Viking treasures, Egyptian mummies and a multitude of ethnographic exhibitions from Africa, to name a few.
- The Historical Museum are closed until further notice.
Tickets give you admission to both museums for 48 hours.
There is no need to buy tickets online. Ticket offices are located at the museum entrances.
The museum's name and logo revealed
Feb. 9, 2021 1:41 PM
The new museum at Bygdøy is to be called Museum of the Viking Age. The three Viking ships in the logo honour the main attractions in the outstanding cultural history collection.
Large DNA study of Vikings
Sep. 17, 2020 10:20 AM
Six years of work with Viking DNA published in Nature this week.