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Permanent exhibitions

A copy of the Virgin Mary from Hedalen

The exhibition in the Medieval Gallery displays religious artefacts as well as everyday objects.

mummie from the exhibition

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

Image from the exhibition - shaman

The ethnographic exhibitions give the visitors insight into the lives of the indigenous populations of the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas, and The Americas.

gold coins

Gold is power - gold gives prestige. By minting gold coins, rulers have enabled people to meet and exchange values ​​in confidence for the past 2,600 years. And individual exploits live on by being honoured in gold.

Overview of part of the exhibition room

A collapse is also a beginning. Things fall apart, something new begins. In Collapse, you will meet people who, in various ways and at different times, face forces of nature that threatens to collapse their world.

Image may contain: Door, Building, Room, Interior design, Lobby.

Our exhibition contains some of the most exquisite objects that we have from the Norwegian Viking Age. Become acquainted with Viking war culture and their journeys, and how society changed during the Viking era.

Photo of the head of a scultpure from the exhibition. Photo: Fin Serck-Hanssen

In this exhibition you will be able to view some of the objects that gave people hope in the Middle Ages. Faith transformed the objects, and served as a bridge to the sacred and holy. Due to renovations, this exhibition is closed until further notice. It opens November 23rd.