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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Chris Callaghan (13 months ago)
Really interesting exhibits, but quite small (although partly under construction)
Bal Herrera (13 months ago)
This is a big and incredible place full of information not only about the history of Scandinavia but also has many different halls covering many parts of the world. It's a place to devote minimum 2 hours if you really want to enjoy the information and watch carefully the items. I got the entrance for this museum when buying my ticket for the Viking ship museum, it's a great deal doing it that way, ask for that option when visiting the ship museum.
George Salamouras (2 years ago)
A good place to visit, but I expected to see more Norwegian staff
Ziyaad Mayet (2 years ago)
I am not big museum person. Boring. This one was an example. Good section on Arctic people. But not interested in rest.
Jørgen Rygh (2 years ago)
Very small but interesting museum. They have a great exhibition of medieval wooden portals. They often swap out exhibitions so check what's on their plan before going. The ticket is also valid for the Viking ship museum, so worth going.
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