The Gjellestad excavation

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.

Interior of the Viking Ship Museum

Explore the exhibitions in 360 degrees

Now you can experience the viking ships OsebergGokstad and Tune, and the exhibitions of VÍKINGRThe Medieval GalleryTransformation, Collapse and America at The Historical Museum, digitally from your mobile phone or computer.

VIKINGR viking exhibition

Digital tour of VÍKINGR

Join Professor Marianne Vedeler on a tour of this unique exhibit, designed by Snøhetta..


Welcome to our two museums

Exterior of the Viking Ship Museum

The Viking Ship Museum

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!

Opening hours

Gjermundbu helmet Historical museum

The Historical Museum

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.

Opening hours


30 Jan.
11:00 AM, The Historical Museum
27 Feb.
11:00 AM, The Historical Museum
27 Mar.
11:00 AM, The Historical Museum
24 Apr.
11:00 AM, The Historical Museum
29 May
11:00 AM, The Historical Museum
26 June
11:00 AM, The Historical Museum

Two museums in one ticket!

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.

Free admisson for refugees

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News from the Museum of Cultural History

  • nature7825 Large DNA study of Vikings Sep. 17, 2020 10:20 AM

    Six years of work with Viking DNA published in Nature this week.

  • yarm-gjermundbu-660 The Viking helmet from Yarm Sep. 11, 2020 10:37 AM

    Finally this rejected and neglected museum object has been brought into the light, and the Gjermundbu helmet is no longer the only Viking helmet in the world!

The Viking Ship Museum

The Historical Museum

Museum of Cultural History