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Address: Frederiks Gate 2 | The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo 0164, Norway
Phone Number: +47 22 85 99 10
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The Historical Museum is part of the Museum of Cultural History, which has...
The Historical Museum is part of the Museum of Cultural History, which has the country's largest collection of items from pre-historic times and the Middle Ages found in Norway. The Antiquities Collection shows Norwegian antiquities from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages including outstanding Viking Age and Medieval collections. Guided tours during summer season. The Collection of Coins and Medals displays Norwegian coins and banknotes. The Ethnographic Museum exhibits Egyptian mummies and Antique art, as well as items from non-Western cultures, Arctic expeditions, African cultures, native American cultures and East Asian cultures. Closed:1 May, 17 May, 24-26 December, 31 December, 1 January. Norwegian name: Historisk Museum
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Marvellous medieval remains in almost unbearable heat

Highlight for me the medieval wooden church remains, especially the painted ceiling from a stave church. Husband and son enjoyed the Viking artefacts and gallery on arctic peoples

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Highlight for me the medieval wooden church remains, especially the painted ceiling from a stave church. Husband and son enjoyed the Viking artefacts and gallery on arctic peoples

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

The highlight for us was the amazing display of Viking gold which was well displayed with informative notes in English. Exhibits displaying the history of Norwegan culture were also well thought out and presented. The staff were very helpful as wheelchair access to the upper floors was limited. Only a short walk from the city centre and well worth it.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First things first, this is not the largest or best historical museum in the world. It's relatively small, spread over a handful of floors. Plenty of interesting cultural and historical artefacts from places like the Americas, Asia and of course Norway. On the "first", or ground, floor there is a room to the left of the entrance in which there... More 

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Wallasey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Virtually empty museum with its best artefacts tucked away in a back room! Keep searching until you find the Viking rooms. Well worth a visit.

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Oslo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

In the Center of Oslo. Close to Carl Johan - Oslo's Mainstreet, Nasjonalgalleriet, Nasjonaltheateret, The Roal Castle etc etc. the museum offers an interesting exhibition of Norwegian History.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We like to learn about other people cultures and customs so for us to visit the Historical Museum was a must. If you are of the same habit you can find there not only artifacts from the ice age, jewllery, weapons costumes of Norway and the Sami culture but also displays from Egypt, East Asia, America and Africa. It is... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While this museum isn't as wowing as the many unique and extraordinary museums in Oslo, this place offers up some interesting facts and artifacts. I love their display of historical church door frames, 800 years old, beautifully carved, and huge. Lots of good things to see and still time to visit another museum.

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Uttoxeter, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Please do not let other reviews, which make mention of the fact that information is not displayed comprehensively in English, deter you from visiting this fabulous museum. This museum is a must see for all who have an interest in history, and the vikings in particular. Whilst some exhibits have more information in English than others please be assured that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Some lovely, well displayed rooms, cabinets with super 3d embroidered figures cartoony enough for kids, abut well enough portrayed for grown-ups. The inside of a stave church was just stunning, and good counterpoint if you have seen outside of one at folk museum. Staff could not have been more enthusiastic about explaining stuff

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The historical museum will set you back 80NOK for entrance, less if you are a child, student or over 60. It enables you to have free entrance to the Viking Ship Museum on the road to Bygdoy. The early Christian hall is impressive and most of the explanations are good and in English. The Viking display was, to my mind,... More 

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Address: Frederiks Gate 2 | The Museum of Cultural History, Oslo 0164, Norway
Phone Number: +47 22 85 99 10
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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