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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.

Greek, Etruscan and Roman artifacts from The collection of Classical Antiquitites are displayed in this small and exclusive exhibition. The items are organized periodically in each of their booths.

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.

The Viking Age exhibition is currently closed due to renovation work. Our new exhibition opens in January 2019.

Photo of the head of a scultpure from the exhibition

This fall you can see The Historical Museum's new exhibition about the Middle Ages.