Museum of Cultural History

Kulturhistorisk museum, Universitetet i Oslo

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, a collection of antiquities from the Mediterranean countries, 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.

The Viking Ship Museum is Norway’s most frequently visited museum with around 430 000 visitors a year. The Historical Museum has around 65 000 visitors a year. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, four to six temporary exhibitions are presented each year. The museum also arranges various activities for the general public such as Sunday events, concerts, lectures and different types of presentations for students and children/young people.

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