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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Jonathon Laser (2 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 (2 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 (2 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.
russell turburville (2 months ago)
The museum is made up of (currently 8) small exhibitions, all well presented and engrossing. The highlight for me was the viking exhibition with its innovative use of holograms.
Blackhand Tactical (3 months ago)
A wonderful museum with many interesting artifacts and well written and interesting pamphlets. The price was reasonable and the staff friendly and accommodating. As a note, the building is not very handicap accessible and in order to reach the higher levels you have to speak with one of the security officers to be escorted to the service elevator. The staff was happy to assist with this and made no indication that it was an inconvenience. Just a note for those who.may have mobility issues that you may need to plan for extra time of each floor while waiting for assistance.
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