The Viking Ship Museum is now closed for rebuilding. We will reopen as the Museum of the Viking Age in 2026.
The Viking Ship Museum is now closed for rebuilding. After 95 years in operation, the Viking Ship Museum closes its doors - and will re-emerge anew in five years as the Museum of the Viking Age.
Ever since the museum opened in 1926, the Viking Ship Museum has been a national symbol and gathering place for Norway's most important cultural heritage. For almost 100 years, the ship graves from Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune and Borre have captivated visitors from all over the world.
It is crucial to build a new museum to secure the cultural heritage for future generations. The new museum will ensure optimal conditions for the objects and at the same time give the public a unique encounter with the Viking Age.
Norway's new world attraction
- everything you need to know about the new museum that opens in 2025/2026.
At the Historical Museum, you can return to the past in Norway's largest cultural-historical collections. You can see the country’s oldest skull, exquisite Viking treasures, Egyptian mummies and a multitude of ethnographic exhibitions, to name a few.
Learn more about the vikings
The Cultural History Museum in Oslo is a research museum with extensive activities. Below is a list of current projects related to the Viking Age and other resources to help you find photos and information about archeological digs, projects and finds.
The junior pages are made for you who are in the 5th to 7th grade and who want to know more about the Vikings.
Art and craftmanship
You can still experience the fourth wing at The Viking Ship Museum digitally .
The Viking Ship Museum has a long history. And with a long history comes many exhibitions and a lot of content. Experience previous exhibitions and online exhibitions.
The objects in our collections are registered and published online in the photographic web portal Unimus. It contains several thousand images of artifacts as well as documentation from fieldwork and conservation processes.
Unimus facilitates combined queries throughout all the Norwegian university museums' collections.
Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo
- Bygdøyfergen: ferry from Rådhuskaia to Dronningen. See VisitOSLO for details
- Bus nr 30, direction Bygdøy, to Vikingskipene. See ruter.no for tickets and time tables
Paid parking for private cars behind the museum, 12 kroner per hour during summer season, free during winter season.