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Review of Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum
Ranked #27 of 410 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Come face to face with some of the world's greatest Viking treasures! Experience the best-preserved Viking Ships in the world and unique burial artefacts from boat graves around the Oslo Fjord. These ships have been on voyages of the sea before they became the final resting place for their wealthy owners. Here you will see incredible woodcarvings, mysterious skeleton remains and an immersive film that takes you into the Viking era. This is a museum experience out of the ordinary. Two Museums for the price of one! With a ticket to the Viking Ship Museum, you also get a free pass to the Historical Museum within 48 hours. Closed: 24-26 December; 31 December; 1 January.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Full of interesting history on the great ships of the past and displays of artefacts. Only low I was the gift shop not much variety

Thank andakama
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Fascinating to see the ship close hand. It tells a story on how it was long ago and what might have happened.

Thank Kennah A
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The museum is based around vikingships. You can easily walk around the ships and read about the vikinghistory.
The videoexhibit in the main hall was a little disaponting.

Thank LeWeeble
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We visited during April so there we less crowds than I assume there are during the summer. The museum is a lot smaller than I expected, but the quality of the exhibits makes up for it. The ships themselves are very impressive and the information provided is interesting. There are also small look-out spots that you can climb to see the ships from up above. The third ship, which is in pieces, is in a side room that displays a short film in a cartoon/bayeux tapestry style that tells the story of the ship. While I wouldn't say you'd spend a long time here, it's most definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kari W
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

One if the reasons I decided to spend a few days in Oslo, while in transit, was to visit the Viking Ship Museum. It was supposed to be the highlight.

Getting to the museum by Bus, was simple and short from the city centre.

It was the Easter Weekend, so expected the museum to be busy, but upon entering, found it to be relatively quiet.

I was disappointed by just two Viking Ships, and a few artefacts.

The most exciting part of the visit was the Panoramic Projection, of a short documentary, making it appear 3D.

Must visit, but adjust your expectations.

Thank Ravesh
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