The Viking Ship Museum (in Norwegian: Vikingskipshuset, literally Viking Ship House) is located in Bygdoy, near Oslo. It is part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo and owes its fame to the 3 large ships that it houses inside, dating back to the Viking era: the Oseberg, the Gokstad and the Tune; in addition to this, numerous artifacts from the Borre cemetery and other Viking archaeological sites are preserved in the museum. In 1913 the Swedish professor Gabriel Gustafson proposed the construction of a building dedicated to the conservation of the Viking-era findings that came to light at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. In fact, the ships of Goksted and Oseberg had already been transported to temporary sites belonging to the University of Oslo. An architectural competition was announced whose winner turned out to be Arnstein Arneberg. The room dedicated to the Oseberg ship was built thanks to funding from the Norwegian government and the ship was transported there in 1926. The wings of the building dedicated to other ships were completed in 1932, but the completion of the museum was delayed due to the outbreak of the Second World War; the last section (the one dedicated to the other finds of the Viking age) was then completed only in 1957. The ships Gokstad and Tune are the only three drakkar found in good state of conservation in Norway and this is due to the fact that they were used as tombs and buried, and within them were found many jewelry and gold objects. The Oseberg ship, 21.5 meters long and 5.00 wide, was found north of Tonsberg in 1904, it dates back to the ninth century and was used for the funeral of Queen Åsa; the Gokstad ship, 23.30 meters long and 5.24 wide, initially destined to sail the sea as it was equipped with rowing structures and veiling, was nevertheless used for burial; the Tune ship, 22.00 meters long and 4.50 wide, was discovered in 1867 near Fredrikstad and is the least preserved of the three. On December 20, 2006, the University of Oslo supported an advanced proposal from the Historical Museum, according to which all the archaeological finds kept in the Viking Ship Museum should be moved to a new building to be built in Bjorvika, in the eastern part of Oslo. However, the idea has raised a debate between the favorable and the opposing, both in the academic and museum world and in the media world. Those who oppose it argue that ships are too fragile to be moved without damaging them, while those in favor say that it is even more risky to leave ships in a building as small as the current one, with considerable risks due to possible fires and mainly due to the huge influx of tourists, in greater numbers than was thought at the time of the project. A test to evaluate these risks was performed on one side of the Oseberg ship, with the conclusion that the move could be completed without causing serious damage to what remains of the ships.