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Explore Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum
Viking Ship Museum
Credit: Flickr / Maciej Z. / CC BY 2.0

For ship lovers, the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo is the best place to satisfy a craving for both history and naval knowledge. This Museum is a part of the Museum of Cultural History, at the University of Oslo and boasts a wide range of archaeological finds that will leave you amazed. Learn here not only about the artefacts but also about life during that time.

The Viking Ship Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Oslo, providing entertainment and knowledge to tourists and visitors of all age groups. There ate various archaeological artefacts from Tune, Gokstad, Oseberg, and the Borre mound cemetery. ‘The Viking’s Alive’ adventure film is screened all throughout the day on the walls, to keep young and eager minds entertained and to keep the visit to the museum as interactive as possible.

However, the most popular attraction to the museum is without a doubt, its collection of ships. The Tune Viking Ship excavated first, and the Gokstad Viking Ship showcase the marine engineering of the time which allowed swift and fast travel on water. In the museum, you will also find the Oseberg Viking Ship, the almost complete ship recovered, which is excavated from the largest burial site in the world. Even if you are not interested in the information provided, you will most definitely pause to admire the excellent wooden carving done during that time.

Besides these longships, there is also a section for Viking tombs within the museum. The tomb resembles the thought of those times, where riches were buried along with other gifts to keep the deceased company in the afterlife.

An archaeologist at heart or if you have a fascination with ships, this museum is a fantastic visit.

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