The Historical Museum

The Historical Museum
  • The only complete Viking helmet ever found
  • Egyptian mummies
  • Stave church portals

Temporary exhibitions

  • Gay Clubbing

    A groundbreaking exhibition portraying vibrant history - the «nightlife», culture and life related to bars, clubs and other venues for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people in Norway. Gay Clubbing is the result of a collaborative project between Queer Archives (Skeivt arkiv) at the University Library in Bergen, the gallery Kunstplass 10 and the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo.

    Thursday June 6. through Sunday June 9. from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM and Thursday June 13. through Sunday June 16. from 1:00PM until 5:00 PM. Eva Lien is present to guide visitors in the exhibition and give information about the archive. Perhaps you have something you want to hand in to the archive? Feel free to bring it along!

  • Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction

    Orhan Pamuk: The Art of Fiction offers a unique journey through Orhan Pamuk’s authorship, with The Museum of Innocence as the focal point. This is the first international exhibition highlighting the Nobel laureate’s role both as a writer and an artist.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday
  • 15. May. - 14. Sept.: 10:00 - 17:00
  • 15. Sept. - 14. May: 11:00 - 16:00

The museum is closed:

Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, 1. May and 17. May.

The museum shop is currently closed for renovation.

Getting around

Frederiks gate 2, 0164 Oslo

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