Holmenkollen Ski Museum

Skimuseet i Holmenkollen

The Ski Museum in Holmenkollen is the world's oldest museum specialising in skis and the history of skiing. The museum is situated inside the actual Holmenkollen ski jump, where visitors can experience a magnificent view of Oslo.

The Ski Museum illustrates 4000 years of skiing history with rock carvings, skis from the viking age. Skis from various parts of Norway show local handicraft skills and traditions.

We show modern racing- and cross-country skis, as well as skis used by athletes throughout the last century. A snowboard exhibition illustrates this new trend in winter sports. The polar equipment used in the historic expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen show the great contrast to the equipment used by today's expeditions.

Historic glimpses from the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer in 1994 and in Oslo in 1952 can be seen, as well as many other exciting aspects of skiing history.

The Exhibition called "Winter Joy" tells the history of outdoor life. The exhibition focus on snow, skiing and the Oslo forrest. It also shows the development of the various skiing disciplines such as skijumping, cross-country, alpine and biathlon. "The Royal Family on skis" is a part of the exhibit.

With the use of new technology, spectacular lighting, poetry and sensations, the public will sense the joy of nature and wintersports.

The Ski Museum in Holmenkollen is the oldest museum in the world specialising in skis and the history of skiing. The museum was founded in 1923, and was then situated in a beautiful wooden building by Frognerseteren, approx. 2 km. from Holmenkollen. For the Winter Olympics in Oslo in 1952, the Ski Museum was moved to Holmenkollen. In 1983, Skiforeningen (The Association for the Promotion of Skiing, which owns and runs the museum) celebrated its 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a new section to the museum was built adjacent to the ski jump.

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Permanent exhibition

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