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The Historical Museum

An historic walk through the world!

At the Historical Museum, you can return to the past in Norway's largest cultural-historical collections. You can see the country’s oldest skull, exquisite Viking treasures and many other exciting, impressive and surprising objects that will fascinate people of all ages!

Currently rehabilitating

We are now working to rehabilitate the building back to its original condition. In connection with this work, our exhibition Transformation will be closed. And VÍKINGR will be closed November 5th-22nd. The Medieval Gallery will be closed from October 17 to November 22.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

  • Open Tuesday-Sunday. Monday closed
  • 1 October to 30 April: 11:00 am to 16:00 pm
  • 2 May to 30 September: 10:00 am to 17:00 pm
  • Closed: Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, 1 May and 17 May

Plan your visit

Temporary exhibitions

No upcoming events


No upcoming events

Accessibility and facilities at the Historical Museum

  • The building has four floors and a basement. The southern wing on the 3rd floor is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Entrances: Three entrances are accessible by steps. One entrance at the back of the museum is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Lift: The museum has a cargo lift (295cm x 205cm) at the back of the museum. To use the lift, patrons must ring the telephone number posted by the front entrance.
  • Toilets: Toilets are located on the landing between the ground floor and 1st floor. Toilets for disabled persons are located on the 2nd floor.
  • Accessibility: Some interior doorways have high thresholds, non-standard widths and heavy doors. The building is not equipped with a wire loop. Please notify the staff if you need assistance or if there are other ways we can accommodate you.