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 (closed November 5th-22nd)

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


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
The Gjermundbu Helmet, Viking artifact

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.


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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.

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