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The Historical Museum

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Join us for a 360-degree tour of our exhibitions

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

VIKINGR exhibition

Exhibition: VÍKINGR

Viking Age exhibition. See it at the Historical Museum.

Santal Portal

New portal for the Santal Collection

Experience the portal with objects that were collected among the Santal people, the largest tribal population in South Asia.

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.

We are renovating!

We are now working to rehabilitate the building back to its original condition. The museum is open to the public throughout the rehabilitation.


today Apr.
21 Apr.
12:00 PM, The Historical Museum
25 Apr.
The Historical Museum
30 May
The Historical Museum

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.