- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert Says:
A captivating look at our Viking ancestors' way of life
Three Viking ships are displayed in this specially designed building, two of which are very well-preserved. Built around 900 AD, the Gokstad Ship was unearthed in 1880. The beautiful Oseberg Ship is from around 815 and was discovered in a burial mound in 1904. Both were used as boat graves. 1100-year-old skeletons found in the ships are displayed. Also on display are Viking artifacts and ceremonial objects buried alongside them. There's a small book shop selling books, cards, posters and Viking jewellery and souvenirs. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. October - April; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in May – September.
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