Museum of Cultural History

The Museum of Cultural History is part of the University of Oslo and includes the Historical Museum in Oslo city centre and the Viking Ship Museum in the beautiful area of Bygdøy.

The world's best preserved viking ships!

The Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune ships were originally ocean-going vessels before they were hauled ashore to be used in burial rituals for their rich owners. Study the ships and the Viking treasures up close! 

Make a date with history!

See Norway's largest collection of historical artifacts, housed in our beautiful Art Nouveau building. Visit real mummies, see our collection of stave church portals and experience the world's cultural diversity across the ages!

Maiken Frisch