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The Historical Museum

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

Temporary exhibitions

  • For the Love of Freedom

    The Exhibition: For the Love of Freedom is University of Oslo`s main venue on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution.

    Photo-artist Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty and Professor Svein Harald Gullbekk were given a cartè-blanchè to curate an exhibition examining and prying into the heart of freedom, as seen in the crosslight of art and science.

  • Royal Porcelain from Siam: The Ring Collection

    In 1904, several sea chests filled with treasures arrived in Kristiania from Siam, today’s Thailand. Captain Theodor Ring had collected 250 pieces of colourful Bencharong porcelain, during his service in the Siamese navy. Now he wanted to give his collection to two museums in Oslo.

Permanent exhibitions

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.

Getting around

Frederiks gate 2, 0164 Oslo

Museum shop

  • Books, jewelry, textiles, other