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University Museum of Cultural Heritage (Historisk Museum)

Fredriksgate 2 (city centre), Oslo, Norway (Sentrum)
22-85-9912
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Ranked #81 of 211 attractions in Oslo
Type: History Museums
Description: Stroll through Norway's ancient history, including a large Viking-age department.
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The museum's collection contains some really nice artifacts although the lack of English is the displays was a bit of a let down. Also the Viking displays have some modern artist interpretations in the form of a modern-arty textile pieces/ dolls where most museums would just have illustrations. This did not bother me and I thought it was a cute... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The Norwegian history section is quite good, upstairs there was an exhibit on hourses in history which was slightly better an d the only Viking helmet ever found is displayed there which is excellent. Otherwise there isn't too much to see in the museum as it isn't very large but its ok.

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London
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Well worth a vist. Free with the Oslo Pass. The displays of the medieval period are worth a visit on their own. If you just have a 30 minutes to spare drop in. Wooden carvings on portals from the stave churches (c 1300) are moving, detailed and show incredible workmanship. The wall and ceiling paintings from a stave church pre-date... More

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Bath, Somerset, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Fascinating if slightly ragged display of early Norwegian history. But well worth a few hours. Sadly you have to search for guide books in English to interpret the significance of the unique exhibits and understand how the cultural history of the Vikings evolved.

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Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great display--you gotta see it. The lay out is very good and easy to follow

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Brampton, Canada
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

The Viking department is amazing. I am a fanatic (historical reenactor) about Viking history and I loved this exhibit.

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taylor lake village, tx
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41 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Surprised at North and South American Natives' textiles and clothing, but all first class. Small African artifacts collection. Odd and funny 20th century additions to 1,000 yr old artifacts, but clever. Really time well-spent learning. Nice neighborhood to walk around in.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

A unique insight into the culture of a fascinating city

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