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The Historical Museum

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“viking helmet”(8 reviews)
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What did the people of the past think, believe and know? How did they arrange their lives, their belongings and their knowledge? Take a journey to our house of many wonders; Experience some of Norway's most beautiful stave church portals in our...more
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Frederiks gate 2 | The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo 0164, Norway
+47 22 85 99 10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both inside and outside are under renovation so there are lots of areas you cannot visit (including the toilets, although a helpful guard let me in to use them!). A ticket to the Viking Ship Museum gives you free access to this museum (and the...More

Thank dragongeorge
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Pretty interesting museum with little of everything. It has discoveries from 1000s in Norway, some Egyptian mummies, a really interesting exhibition about American natives and innuits. It is free entrance with viking ship museum ticket.

Thank tasosk1992
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Isn’t that why it’s called historical, because of historical items? The collection of historical items, along with middle ages are found here. The admission to the museums vary. Most are free but some are not. The best thing to do is get a pass, 24,...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We too were disappointed. We were on tour and had a local guide who first took us to the Viking Museum. She told us to hang onto our ticket to gain free entrance to the historical museum to see the Viking display to compliment our...More

Thank 48lisas48
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The quality of the exhibits is very good. But we called in to see the Viking period which is closed until December. Instead there were exhibits on the Americas and Egypt. The exhibits on the Inuit and Sami peoples was however first class. If you...More

Thank terry4800
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Small Museum but tidy: a good way to go into the Norwegian history. Very interesting the Christian room, and the steles with ancient runes. You don't have to pay with Oslo Pass (you can visit the National Gallery for free too).

Thank Olorin80
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were here in mid-July when outside temperatures were in the high 80’s F (around 32 C). This was the first museum in Oslo we visited, and it was here we discovered that most museums here don’t have air conditioning. What makes it worse is...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The visit was quite interesting; provided history on the Norwegians, etc., and also highlighted their Sami population of which I was unaware of before this visit. (Oslo Pass)

1  Thank Gene H
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We visited purely as we received free tickets when we visited the Viking Ship museum It is a fairly small museum and we had hoped to see some Viking history but alas no as this display will not open until Dec 2018 The Arctic display...More

2  Thank David A
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

There are 4 floors of exhibits. The ground floor houses collections from the Middle Ages, gold and silver treasures. The ethnographic exhibitions on the 2nd and 4th floors exhibit Egyptian mummies and antique art, African+American+East Asian cultures. Entrance fee is 100kr for adults but can...More

1  Thank GAN L
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