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Viking Age boat builder

The Norwegian Maritime Museum exhibits one of the Viking boats from the Gokstad find! In KLINK boatbuilding, we are constructing a replica of the boat.

The Viking boat is exhibited in collaboration with the Museum of Cultural History, while the Viking Ship Museum remains closed.

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    Beate Kjørslevik

Exhibition and boat building

With a focus on Viking-era and boat building, we invite you in to the exhibition and boat building workshop KLINK. In the exhibition "Viking Age boat builder" you can see one of the original boats from the "Gokstad" discovery. The Viking boat builders produced high-speed craft with greater craftsmanship than ever before. 

In our cinema you can see two short films about the Viking Ships, showing every 15. min. 

The main part of the exhibition is a reconstruction of one of the boat from the "Gokstad" discovery. The reconstruction work is being carried out with scientific and experimental methods that can provide unknown knowledge about the Vikings' vessels. On selected days the public will be able to see boat building and experimental archeology up close. 

The replica will be used for dissemination and experiences for a long time to come, and will be a lasting investment in the future development of the museum environment on Bygdøy.The boat building project is supported by Sparebankstiftelsen and the UNI Foundation.

Follow the construction of the Viking boat:

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The new museum of the Viking age

The Viking ship museum in Bygdøy is now closed to make way for a fantastic new museum building. In the Norwegian Maritime Museum is the only opportunity to see one of the Viking boats from the Gokstad discovery. This exhibition is a collaboration with the Cultural History Museum and will show for four years, while a new museum building is being built for the existing collections at the new Museum of the Viking Age.

Museum24:Portal - 2024.06.11
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