The Viking legacy is saved

This is how the new Viking Age Museum will be.

Exterior of the Viking Ship Museum

Exhibition: Collapse

In Collapse, you will meet people who, in various ways and at different times, face forces of nature that threatens to collapse their world.

VIKINGR viking exhibition

New exhibition: VÍKINGR

New Viking Age exhibition. See it at the Historical Museum.


Currently rehabilitating - some exhibitions closed at History Museum

We are now working to rehabilitate the building back to its original condition. In connection with this work, our exhibitions will be closed for periods. Get a complete overview of the closing periods in the exhibition overview.

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!  

Open every day from 10:00 to 16:00
Collapse exhibition

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.

Open Tuesday til Sunday from 11:00 to 16:00. Monday closed.


28 Dec.
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

  • kvinnekriger---amr02966 Female warriors in the Viking Age Nov. 8, 2019 12:34 PM

    Have you also seen the reconstructed face of the female Viking warrior this week? Researchers at the Museum of Cultural History are now conducting new analyses of the warrior from the Nordre Kjølen grave.

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