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The Historical Museum

An historic walk through the world!

At the Historical Museum, you can return to the past in Norway's largest cultural-historical collections. You can see the country’s oldest skull, exquisite Viking treasures, Egyptian mummies and a multitude of ethnographic exhibitions, to name a few.

We are renovating!

We are now working to rehabilitate the building back to its original condition. In connection with this work, some of our exhibitions will be closed for periods. Get a complete overview of the closing periods in the exhibition overview.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

  • Open Tuesday-Sunday. Monday closed
  • 1 October to 30 April: 11:00 am to 16:00 pm
  • 2 May to 30 September: 10:00 am to 17:00 pm
  • Closed: May 1 and 17, December 24; 25; 26 and 31

Plan your visit


29 Feb.
The Historical Museum
01 Mar.
11:30 AM, The Historical Museum
28 Mar.
The Historical Museum
05 Apr.
11:30 AM, The Historical Museum

Accessibility and facilities at the Historical Museum

  • The building has four floors and a basement. The southern wing on the 3rd floor is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Entrances: Three entrances are accessible by steps. One entrance at the back of the museum is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Lift: The museum has a cargo lift (295cm x 205cm) at the back of the museum. To use the lift, patrons must ring the telephone number posted by the front entrance.
  • Toilets: Toilets are located on the landing between the ground floor and 1st floor. Toilets for disabled persons are located on the 2nd floor.
  • Accessibility: Some interior doorways have high thresholds, non-standard widths and heavy doors. The building is not equipped with a wire loop. Please notify the staff if you need assistance or if there are other ways we can accommodate you.
  • Animals are not allowed into the building. Except for guide dogs for the blind.