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Historical Museum

Frederiks gate 2, 0164 Oslo, Norway

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About Historical Museum

The Museum of Cultural History is one of Norway's largest cultural history museums. It holds the country's largest prehistoric and medieval archaeological collections, including the Viking ships at Bygdøy, a substantial collection of medieval church objects, and a rune archive. The museum also has a comprehensive ethnographic collection that includes objects from every continent, as well as Norway's largest collection of historical coins.


Attractions near Historical Museum

Nasjonalgalleriet0.13km from Historical Museum

The National Museum holds, conserves, exhibits, and promotes public knowledge about Norway’s largest collections of art, architecture, and design. The museum presents permanent exhibitions of objects from its collection and temporary exhibitions of loaned and own material.  It is one of ht finest exhibitions in this area.

The Royal Palace0.45km from Historical Museum

The Royal Palace is one of the country’s most important buildings and a concrete symbol of the course of Norwegian history since 1814. It is owned by the state and placed at the disposal of the head of state. It is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live.  It was one of the architectural wonders in the area and daily a lot of people visits this area every day.

Storting building0.49km from Historical Museum

The Storting building is the seat of the Storting, the parliament of Norway. The building is located at 22 Karl Johans gate in central Oslo. It is a combination of several styles, including inspirations from France and Italy. Parliament also meets in several other offices in the surrounding area, since the building is too small to hold the current staff of the legislature. The building was designed by the Swedish architect Emil Victor Langlet and is built in yellow brick with details and a basem

St. Olav's Catholic Cathedral0.52km from Historical Museum

St Olav Domkirke is the principal Catholic place of worship in Oslo. It was the first Catholic church to be built in Norway following the Lutheran Reformation.  Highlights of the church’s interior include an altarpiece depicting Raphael’s Madonna, an Italian marble tabernacle donated by Pope Pius, and a throne used by Pope John Paul II in 1989. It is one of the key attractions in this area and a famous pilgrimage center.

Karl Johans gate0.52km from Historical Museum

Karl Johans gate is the main street of the city of Oslo, Norway. The street was named in honor of King Charles III John, who was also King of Sweden as Charles XIV John. This is a composite of several older streets that used to be separate thoroughfares. The eastern section was part of Christian IV's original city near the ramparts surrounding the city. When the ramparts were removed to make way for Oslo Cathedral, three separate sections eventually became Østre Gade.kut.

Nobel Peace Center0.65km from Historical Museum

Located in the old Western Railway Station near Oslo city hall and the harbor. At the Nobel Peace Center, you can experience and learn about the remarkable Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the history of the Peace Prize, and Alfred Nobel.   The installation The Peace Prize Laureates is filled with information, photos, texts, videos, and animations about the laureates’ lives and work.

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Capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.