Le Musée des navires vikings (en norvégien Vikingskipshuset - La maison des navires viking) se trouve à Bygdøy, une péninsule à l'ouest de la ville d'Oslo en Norvège. Il fait partie du musée d'histoire culturelle d'Oslo, association de musées sous la direction de l'université d'Oslo, et abrite essentiellement les bateaux vikings trouvés à Tune, Gokstad, et Oseberg.
I enjoyed this museum. I usually really don't like museums, but I found this one much more interesting than most. I loved getting to learn about the history of Vikings. The displays they had were really interesting. They also had a really cool video that overtook one of the rooms. My favorite part was the ships though. Getting to see the architecture of the boats up close was awesome. They had little overlooks you could walk up too get a closer look from a higher viewpoint. They had three different boats to look at and the history behind each. It's a pretty small museum, so it only took us 1-2 hours to see the whole thing. I definitely think this museum is worth going to while in Oslo!
I absolutely loved my visit here! This museum is beautiful - the displays are well presented and informative. I learnt so much. Our visit lasted about 2 hours (that included reading as much as I could!) There was also a short animation projected every 15 minutes and short films on a TV that included a project about building a Viking boat. Highly recommend this museum
I loved this museum, I'm a Viking fan so this was a must to me. Don't expect a massive amount of ships there are only three and all the amazing items that were found with these vessels. There is also a short film about the Vikings which is projected on the walls and ceiling and the music is haunting and moving. There is also a great selection of memorabilia in the gift shop....well worth I visit...Skål
Wonderful Experience This museum is centered on two boats discovered as graves. They contained a lot of objects beautiful preserved and displayed in this museum. The boats and objects are very important to understand Vikings, their life and habits. The museum is not big and complicated so the visit is like a breeze of Scandinavian history.
I loved my visit to the Vikings museums. One of the must see places while in Oslo. Lots of history and centuries old collections of Vikings ships. It is well designed with various sections. There is a souvenirs shop inside the museum so one can get something to add on personal collections from travels. Also there is a coffee shop and a good parking. The museum is also accessible by bus.
Very well laid out museum that you can manage to spend a reasonable amount of time in considering there is only a limited amount on display. Very little has actually been found from the Viking era, but though video, texts and a computer reconstruction that is projected across the ceiling there is still a lot of time that can be spent here. It is amazing to see these burial boats up close and a lot of the treasures that have been recovered and restored are amazing.
I found this place very interesting and it has some great historic items, but I did think it was a bit small. The information provided about the items was both in English and Norwegian (and some even in German). There was also a short movie about the viking ships that played on the ceiling, which was very well done and definitely worth the few minutes it took to watch it.
This was almost a spiritual experience. OK, I'm 3% Viking. To see these incredible Viking boats and artifacts, lifted from the past and here, for me to ponder - WOW. To see where all the men sat and rowed, uncovered, day after day after week. Sure they were invaders and looters....but they were also humans, loved beautiful art and decoration, honored their dead, including women. DO NOT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!! The best that Oslo has to offer.
If you are visiting Norway, I'm sure you must have heard about Vikings. They have a varied history from many perspectives but the common notion is that Vikings were brilliant seafarers. Their ships were absolutely amazing. And that's what you will see at The Viking Ship Museum. In this museum, there are 4 well-preserved ships of Vikings in the display along with many other artefacts. To take pictures of all ships, they have arranged galleries as well. A really nice museum. Quite different from other Museums of Oslo.
Wonderful museum! Free with the Oslo Card. Has three Viking ships and lots of other Viking artifacts. Not too big so it is a quick view. Take the 30 bus (free with card) and you can get here in no time. Definite must see if you are interested in history at all.
Not a huge museum, but definitely plenty of neat viking history and artifacts. The boats were amazing and I am glad I watched the short little cartoon they display on one of the rooms. The video is well done and helped me really get into the mindset of what the era of the vikings must have been like. Worth a good hour of browsing, especially for the reasonable price
Great museum with loads to see. Takes a little bit of a walk to get to from the other museums just off the Fjords but definitely worth it. Has a great film shown over the wreckage. Staircases lead up to platforms to give you a view over the top of the ships. Lots of detail. You need to spend a good amount of time here to truly appreciate everything.
Amazing to see the Viking ships, they are beautifully detailed and preserved. The sleds, carts, and fabrics are wonderfully decorated and preserved. It was great to see these items in person and have a glimpse into this part of the Viking history. I would recommend this museum to anyone interested in the Vikings. Be aware there is no A/C so don't visit on a hot day.
3 viking ships, 2 of which are very well preserved, 1 of which is so creatively decorated and carved, located in a well laid out museum. Can easily spend 1.5hours here. Delightful display of archeological finds, incl. chariots, chests, agricultural tools and fabrics woven from yarn spun by the vikings as well as imported from the Middle East and from England. Recommended you get here early or an hour so before closing to avoid the bus loads/"herds"(!) of tourists!
Really nice museum. Quite small but you can visit the Historical Museum with the same ticket so it's a really good deal. The Viking ships are impressive, there's also a really nice video animation. It's an verry interesting and informative museum ! You can store your bag and even a big suitcase just in front of the museum for free.
It was really cool to see the longboats, but I feel like it was a bit "here us what we found" rather than an educational experience about long boats and Vikings. It could be so much more! Also, they have lockers outside for bags but everything inside is well fenced off or enclosed in glass... And there are so many security guards... Worth doing. Doesn't need more than 1 hour though.
I enjoyed this museum very much. It offers a great opportunity to look back to the past. The were several Viking ships in various stages of repairs. There also was a panoramic film shown on one of the walls. Nice gift shop. There were free lockers to store your bag while you were in the museum. The lockers were only big enough to fit a day pack.