Visiting addressMuseum of Cultural History (map)
Frederiks gate 2
The exhibition in the Medieval Gallery displays religious artefacts as well as everyday objects.
The museum's collection of antiquities includes Norway's oldest and largest collection of Egyptian artefacts.
The ethnographic exhibitions give the visitors insight into the lives of the indigenous populations of the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas, The Americas, and displays an intereseting selection out of the rich collections from East Asia.
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.
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.
This fall you can see The Historical Museum's new exhibition about the Middle Ages.