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The Museum of Cultural History is part of the University of Oslo and includes the Historical Museum in Oslo city centre and the Viking Ship Museum in the beautiful area of Bygdøy.

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!  

Open every day from 09-18

The Historical Museum

exterior of The Historical Museum

Make a date with history!

See Norway's largest collection of historical artifacts, housed in our beautiful Art Deco building. Visit real mummies, see our collection of stave church portals and experience the world's cultural diversity across the ages!

Open Tuesday til Sunday from 10 to 17. Monday closed.

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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