The Viking Ship Museum
Material from the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.
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The memorial to Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad who discovered the Viking Age site at L'Anse aux Meadows. The memorial is outside the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdoy.
The logo of the Viking Ship Museum on Bygdoy in Norway
This Viking Age dog collar was found in the Oseberg ship burial. It is made of leather with metal fittings.
The Oseberg ship is on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. It was found in a grave mound at Oseberg in Norway with the remains of two women, and with a large amount of grave goods. These photos show it from the stem.
The Oseberg ship is on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. It was found in a grave mound at Oseberg in Norway with the remains of two women, and with a large amount of grave goods. These photos show it from the stern.
Detail of the stem ornament on the Oseberg Ship, showing the intricate carving.
This reconstruction gives a chance to see the stem ornament on the Oseberg Ship up close.
Oars from the Oseberg ship in situ in their holders.
A barrel that was found with the Oseberg ship is on display on the deck of the ship.
Detail of the deck and mast seat of the Oseberg Ship, viewed from the stern.
The Oseberg Ship would have been steered with an oar fitted to the starboard side of the ship, just like other Viking Age ships.
The Oseberg Wagon was one of several means of transport that were found with the mid-10th century Oseberg ship burial. The wagon is intricately carved with scenes on all its sides. The back of the wagon features at least ten cats, possibly relating…
Detail of the stern ornament on the Oseberg Ship, showing the intricate carving.
The Oseberg mound was excavated in 1904. The excavation was led by Gabriel Gustafson who ensured that the excavation was properly documented. These photos are of his diaries and notebooks related to the excavation.
The Tune ship has not survived as well as the Gokstad and Oseberg ships, with which it shares the Vikingskipshuset. However, it appears to have been a faster, sea-going vessel that could have outsailed both. It is not a cargo ship, because it does…
The Tune ship is currently being 3D scanned, hence it is covered with white dots that are used to measure it. The scanning project is investigating how to stop active decay and preserve the objects in the collection.
The steering oar on the Tune ship, clearly showing the white dots that are part of the 3D scanning process.
One of the displays at Vikingskipshuset is Radio Ratatosk. Ratatosk is the squirrel that runs up and down Yggdrasill carrying tales and gossip from top to to bottom. Here he tells you the latest news about the wolf Fenris, the Midgard serpent and…
These are fragments of a tapestry that was found with the Oseberg ship burial. The tapestry appears to depict a procession including horse-drawn wagons.
Alongside the tapestries, other textiles were found. These included woollen fabrics, silk, embroideries and tablet-woven bands.