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Historical Museum

The Egyptian Mummies

The museum's collection of antiquities includes Norway's oldest and largest collection of Egyptian artefacts.

Norwegian Antiquity

The Norwegian Antiquity exhibition spans over 10,000 years and offer glimpses of people's lives in eastern Norway throughout this period.

The Medieval Gallery

The Cultural History Museum has a uniquely rich selection of stave church portals, benches, chairs and other high-quality wooden objects from the 12th and 13th centuries.

The Coin Cabinet

The Coin Cabinet holds an exhibition of coins, other money-related items, medals, decorations and medallions.

Ethnographic exhibitions

The ethnographic exhibitions give the visitors insight into the lives of the indigenous populations of the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas, North and South America and Africa.

Opening hours


  • Tuesday to Sunday
  • 15. May. - 14. September: 10:00 - 17:00
  • 15. September - 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.

Museum shop

  • Books, jewelry, textiles, other