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The Historical Museum

New exhibition: Emotions in Antiquity and Ancient Egypt

Get close up to feelings that are thousands of years old. Our new exhibition displays emotions across time and space.

Interior of the Viking Ship Museum

Explore the exhibitions in 360 degrees

Now you can experience the viking ships OsebergGokstad and Tune, and the exhibitions of VÍKINGRThe Medieval GalleryTransformation, Collapse and America at The Historical Museum, digitally from your mobile phone or computer.

VIKINGR viking exhibition

Digital tour of VÍKINGR

Join Professor Marianne Vedeler on a tour of this unique exhibit, designed by Snøhetta..

 

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, Egyptian mummies and a multitude of ethnographic exhibitions, to name a few.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

  • Open Tuesday–Sunday 10:00–16:00, Mondays closed
  • Closed: May 1 and 17, December 24; 25; 26 and 31

Plan your visit

Temporary exhibitions

Feb. 19, 2020 - Sep. 1, 2020
June 1, 2021 - Aug. 31, 2021

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.
  • Animals are not allowed into the building. Except for guide dogs for the blind.