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.
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.
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.
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.
The exhibition is open, but some painting work is ongoing until February 21.
At the Arctic Exhibition, you can experience the shaman costume from Tuva, traditional Inuit clothing and tools and study life in the Igloo.
Through this exhibition, we allow the American collections to tell living stories about indigenous peoples and minorities throughout this vast region — stories of social life and identity.
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.