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Housing almost 1000 years old ships within its premises, the Viking Ship Museum is home to Viking artifacts and boats displaying the features of the marine engineering of the ancient times. The Viking Age is known as the age of longships and the speedful and lightening ships discovered from various ship burials talk all about that. It is here at the Viking Ship Museum, where you can encounter the greatest achievements of the sailors of the Vikings of the history in the field of marine. Come and be a part of an extraordinary journey of the Vikings through these enormous ships and get to learn along with having fun.
Insights of the Viking Ship Museum
The Oseberg Viking Ship at the Viking Ship Museum was founded by a farmer on his grounds in 1903 along with amazing artifacts. Made of oak entirely, the Oseberg is highly decorated with animal orientation. It is an amazingly fine vessel with stern and prow highly crafted and its head ending in a spiral. It is believed that such highly decorated ship of the Vikings must have been preserved for the aristocracy of the of the Vikings. There are almost 15 holes on each side of the ship which makes it rowable by 30 oarsmen. The oars are made of pine and the deck of loose pine planks. The ship is also known to be used at the last as a burial for two women who died along with a number of essentials like the kitchen utensils, clothes, cart, shoes, farm tools and many more.
The Gokstad Viking Ship at the Viking Ship Museum was another marvelous discovery which was made in the city in a huge ship burial. The ship is fast and flexible and appears to be quite suitable for voyages of the seas. This ship has 16 holes for oars on each side and almost 34 men could row it alongside. The entire structure of the ship is made of oak. The ship was different from other ships as it did not have any dragon heads on its head, however, even without dragon heads, the ship made an impressive structure. Almost 32 shields were discovered on each side of the boat which was painted in black and yellow, alternatively.
The Tune Viking Ship at the Viking Ship Museum is the smallest of all the three and also the fastest. The ship was used in the ancient times to transport goods and people from one place to another quickly. The ship has a strong mast support and has been combined in the shape of the hull. Along with this, the ship is quite fast and has excellent sailing properties. It is believed that the ship was a warship as well due to its fast-moving quality and its structure. This was the only ship that was buried in its burial without its sailing oars. However, 12 holes for oars were found on each side of the ship.
How to Get Tickets?
The Viking Ship Museum ticket can be booked both online and offline. You can book the tickets online through this website.
How To Get Around?
The Viking Ship Museum can be accessed only on foot as the it does not allow any kind of transportation within its premises.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear a pair of trousers or pants along with a buttoned blouse. Go for platform heels. Carry layers for winters.
Best Time to Visit
The Viking Ship Museum remains open on all days from 9 am to 6 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
A guide will not be needed as this website will guide you about the all the things.
How To Get There?
You can rent a regular taxi to reach the place. You can also take the Oslo city bikes which are fun to endure. You can take a trolley or a public bus as well from the airport. Boats and ferries are available all the time.
The entry for the people below 18 years of age is free. Do not touch the exhibits of the museum. Use cameras and mobile phones only if permitted. Make sure you book the tickets before time as the museum gets crowded and booked on some days.