Historisk Museet

Historisk Museet information

Oslo , Norway
Frederiks gate 2
University of Oslo
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Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun mid-May–mid-Sep
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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.