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The Historical Museum

Frederiks gate 2 | The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo 0164, Norway
+47 22 85 99 10
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The Historical Museum is part of the Museum of Cultural History, and has the country's largest collection of items from pre-historic times and the Middle Ages. The displays include the weapons and gold of the Vikings, the only preserved Viking helmet and the early church art from the stave churches of the Middle Ages. The Coin Cabinet displays the gold treasure that was evacuated during Nazi occupation in 1940. The Ethnographic Museum exhibits Egyptian mummies and Medtiterranean Antiquities, as well as items from non-Western cultures; Arctic expeditions, native American cultures and East Asian cultures. Closed:1 May, 17 May, 24-26 December, 31 December, 1 January. Norwegian name: Historisk Museum
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  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
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Frederiks gate 2 | The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo 0164, Norway
+47 22 85 99 10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing all the different cultural historical outfits was a highlight for me. It's has the only intact Viking helmet...

Thank karenw752015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was a nice surprise. Of course, it's not because it's the "History" Museum it only refers to Norway history. There are plenty of nationalities represented. We had a really great time in it.

Thank Lison M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the vikingship museum and got a ticket for this museum included in the first museum. Had to be used within 48 hours after purchase. Museum is located really centrally in Oslo. Only 3 minute walk down from the royal castle. It's by no means...More

Thank Tommy R
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

You will find beautiful medieval artwork in eood and gold as well as art from other parts of the world. It is a short visit of around 45 min. If you went to the viking ship museum you show your ticket here and go in...More

Thank Nando1886
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

There is quite a variety of exhibits so either skim all of them or pick ones that interest you. When I went they were renovating the coin exhibition so it was free entry which was awesome! I really enjoyed the Norwegian, Eygptian, Asian and Artic...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I spent about two hours enjoying all this Museum has to offer, but I could have used twice the time to see everything in depth. So many exhibits with numerous artifacts. This place is a treasure of history.

Thank teddya323
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Norway generally has limited to offer in terms of museums as compared to other European countries like Germany. Some floors were under renovation. Not much explanations near the displays.

1  Thank Alvia1977
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We arrived at the Historical Museum by walking from Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama. Seniors are those 67 years and older. Cost is 80 NOK for seniors. Admittance was no charge for us because the Viking Museum ticket was valid for this place within 48 hours....More

Thank Harold H
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Hi, we visited here on a Tuesday and this was actually free! If you visit the Viking ship museum, then you have 48hrs to visit this place. Of interest to me here was the stave church doorways and the Viking artefacts. Lots of school classes...More

Thank Euanmr
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Paintings, hand painted furniture and so much more. The history of the Sami People with their the costumes and way of life is well demonstrated. Old tools, furniture, china and silver all displayed for us to try to understand the history and culture.

Thank Concord Z
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