One of Oslo's major highlights is the National Gallery. It houses the nation's largest collection of Norwegian art, including works from...
Narvisen Outdoor Ice Rink
Opposite the National Gallery, this relaxed cafe has dozens of different types of coffee (including packets to take away), cakes,...
This dimly lit cafe offers a little bit of everything, from salads and burgers to pasta and stir-fry dishes. It's a favourite among...
Frederiks gate 2 · interesting places nearby
Historisk Museet information
The Historical Museum is actually three museums under one roof. Most interesting is the ground-floor National Antiquities Collection (Oldsaksamlingen), which has displays of Viking-era coins, jewellery and ornaments. Look out for the 9th-century Hon treasure (2.5kg), the largest such find in Scandinavia. A section on medieval religious art includes the doors and richly painted ceiling of the Ål stave church (built around 1300). The second level has an Arctic exhibit and the Myntkabinettet, a collection of the earliest Norwegian coins from as far back as AD 995. The second level and top floor hold the Ethnographic Museum , with changing exhibitions on Asia, Africa and the Americas.