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The Museum of the Viking Age is part of the Museum of Cultural History, which is Norway's leading research museum in cultural history.

People working on an excavation site.The Gjellestad Ship Excavation

What is hidden in the Gjellestad ship? Get the latest finds, interpretations, and other, exciting updates from the excavation in 2020-2021 and the research afterwards. The Gjellestad excavation is the first viking ship excavation in Norway since the wellknown excavation of the Oseberg ship in 1904.

Research projects and groups

Read more about our research at the Museum of Cultural History.

Man working in a lab.The upcoming research centre at the museum

The new museum will be a world-leading Viking Age museum and research institution, recognized, both nationally and internationally, for it`s production of new knowledge about the Viking Age.