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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum
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$38.57*
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Oslo Walking Tour Including visit to Vigeland Park
Ranked #10 of 387 things to do in Oslo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Viking Ship Museum houses best preserved Viking ship in the world. These ocean-going vessels were drawn on shore and used at burial ships. The Museum also displays some of the fantastic gifts that were given to the deceased to use in the afterlife. Closed: 24-26 December; 31 December; 1 January.
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Ezzahra, Tunisia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

I was a little disappointed as there arent many ships to see and also no audio guide. it costs 70 NOK
When you get to the Museum Island better prioritze what you wanna see...2 to 3 museums is the max that you can do in one day

Visited October 2012
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“Don't leave Oslo without seeing this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Viking Ship museum -- Norwegian name: Vikingskipshuset-- is awesome. In Winter the ferrie is not running, but you can easily take the #30 bus (going in direction Bygdøy ) out to the museum peninsula. You will see three original ships, and a Viking Age display which includes sleds, wood carvings, grave finds, and many other artifacts. Looking down from a platform, you can see down onto the ships. Explanations are in English and there is an interactive display involving an ancient saddle. Just a short walk away is the Norsk Folkemuseum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, which is a large open air museum. The Ship museum opens first so we went there first, and then to the open air museum. That was enough for one day of exploring! I highly recommend buying the Oslo Pass -- this museum costs 60 nok but is "free" with the Oslo Pass. (open air museum next door is 100 nok, but also "free" with Oslo Pass)

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Viking History Never Seen Before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

This museum is one of a kind and should not be missed. Take the # 30 bus from the National Theater (in the city center) which will also take you back. It closes at 4. The exhibits are in English. You can also see the Fram and Kon Tiki museums (a 15 min walk and well marked) and then take the #30 bus back to the city center. Do not miss!

Visited October 2012
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Ashford, Middlesex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Well worth a side trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

This museum is a short ferry ride and a bracing walk from Oslo, but a good morning's activity if you're into history. Salvaged and preserved, the three ships are a reminder of an era long gone.

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Western Australia
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“Great museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Awesome to see actual viking ships and grave goods, and an excellent museum and layout. Particularly liked the viewing platforms, Great visit in January capped with beautiful falling snow outside and a white winter bus trip back to central Oslo.

Visited January 2012
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