The Historical Museum

The Historical Museum
  • The only complete Viking helmet ever found
  • Egyptian mummies
  • Stave church portals

Temporary exhibitions

  • Upcoming exhibition: Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction

    Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk's 2009 novel The Museum of Innocence is an ode to Istanbul, as well as being a classical love story. In 2012 Pamuk opened a museum with the same name in Istanbul, and in 2017 the novelist will visit the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday
  • 15. May. - 14. Sept.: 10:00 - 17:00
  • 15. Sept. - 14. May: 11:00 - 16:00

The museum is closed:

Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, 1. May and 17. May.

The museum shop is currently closed for renovation.

Getting around

Frederiks gate 2, 0164 Oslo

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