The Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula was inaugurated in 1926. The museum hosts three ships which were excavated in viking graves between 1867 and 1904, from Tune, Gokstad and Oseberg respectively.
During the last decade the present and future condition of the ancient ships have caused concern and proposals for a “safer harbour” have been put forward, considered and debated.
Quite recently, the board of the University of Oslo decided to build a new museum for the ships in Bjørvika, Oslo.
Will this be the final destiny of the ships? Will the local forces in Vestfold and Østfold succeed in their efforts to have the ships returned to their “homes” instead of Bjørvika?
Irrespective of when and to where the ships leave, you should pay the museum a visit while the ships still reside on Bygdøy.
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Opening hours are 09.00-18.00 between 1 May and 30 September and 11.00-16.00 between 1 October and 30 April.
According to Aftenposten 27 October 2009 an external report commisioned by the Ministry of Culture recommends that the ships remain in their current location.