Oslo Viking Ship Museum closes its doors for five years

The Oseberg ship. Photo: Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo

If you’re eager to catch a glimpse of some of the best-preserved Norwegian Viking ships, you will need to be patient. The Viking Ship Museum has closed for a revamp and is set to reopen in 2025/2026.

The Viking Ship Museum, part of the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, closed for rebuilding on October 1. It is set to re-open in 2025/2026 as the Museum of the Viking Age.

This means eager spectators will have to wait a whopping five years before they can take in the majestic Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune Viking ships which have been on display for almost 100 years.

“It is crucial to build a new museum to secure the cultural heritage for future generations. The new museum will ensure optimal conditions for the objects, and at the same time give the public a unique encounter with the Viking Age,” the museum stated on its website.

You can still experience artefacts from the Viking age at the Historical Museum in Oslo, also part of the Museum of Cultural History.

If you are eager to learn more about the Vikings, check out this guide to exploring Norway’s Viking history.

See more: The complete guide to museums in Norway

Source: #NorwayTodayTravel

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