Visiting addressMuseum of Cultural History (map)
Frederiks gate 2
The exhibition in the Medieval Gallery displays religious artefacts as well as everyday objects. Due to renovations, this exhibition is closed until further notice.
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, and The Americas. Due to renovations, the Arctic exhibition and the America exhibition is closed until further notice.
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.
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.
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.