Historical Museum of Norway

Oslo, Norway

The Historical Museum is part of the Museum of Cultural History, which has the country's largest collection of items from pre-historic times and the Middle Ages found in Norway. The Antiquities Collection shows Norwegian antiquities from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages including outstanding Viking Age and Medieval collections. Guided tours during summer season. The Collection of Coins and Medals displays Norwegian coins and banknotes. The Ethnographic Museum exhibits Egyptian mummies and Antique art, as well as items from non-Western cultures, Arctic expeditions, African cultures, native American cultures and East Asian cultures.



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Frederiks Gate 2, Oslo, Norway
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Category: Museums in Norway


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Cassie Miller (14 months ago)
You can use the Oslo pass to get admission to the museum, which is definitely worth a visit. It's just a short walk from the Royal Palace. Plan to spend 1-2 hours here. That said, school groups are often at the museum on weekdays and they are LOUD so keep that in mind if you would prefer a quieter setting
Shabazz Siddiq (16 months ago)
For a history lover like me, this place, while it had some really interesting exhibitions and items to show off, was just not worth the money! The UK equivalent, while showing off a lot more, is cheaper! The tour was great though and well done to the Historian who ran it. Here enthusiasm really shone through and I couldn't have been more intrigued listening to her talk about the Vikings!
Jonathon Laser (18 months ago)
Super cool place! My 8 month old really enjoyed it as well. They do have elevators if you talk to security
Tim Siegel (18 months ago)
Vikings!! Some of the heavily ornamented gold items from the 500 Ad to 800 AD "migration period" are absolutely stunning. To think that the artisans of that age could make these imaginative items is just incredible. The staff were all very helpful and courteous.
Giulia Orsatti (18 months ago)
Very nice and interesting museum. However, I got there by following the signs outside which sponsored the Vikings' exhibition, and I found them to be misleading. In fact, inside more exhibition were displayed and each of them was indeed well curated and interesting, but also quite small. The ticket is valid for 48hrs but I don't think you need that much time to visit all the exhibitions. Even tough I liked everything, I was disappointed that the well sponsored Viking exhibition was very small.
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