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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.

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.

Digital tour of VÍKINGR

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

Welcome to our two museums

The Viking Ship Museum

Exterior of 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

The Historical Museum

Gjermundbu helmet 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

Events

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

  • vtm_eng_horisontal 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.

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

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

The Viking Ship Museum

The Historical Museum

Museum of Cultural History