Museum of Cultural History, Oslo

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Museum of Cultural History, Oslo

Museum of Cultural History (Kulturhistorisk museum (KHM)) is an association of museums subject to the University of Oslo, Norway. KHM was established in 1999 as Universitetets kulturhistoriske museum with the merging of the bodies Universitetets Oldsaksamling which housed a collection of ancient and medieval objects, Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset) at Bygdøy, the Coin Cabinet (Myntkabinettet) and Ethnographic Museum (Etnografisk samling). In 2004 the name was changed to Kulturhistorisk museum. [1] [2] [3] [4]

The activities of the Museum of Cultural History are currently localized in four main buildings in Oslo city centre: Historical Museum at Frederiks gate 2 and Frederiks gate 3 and administration at St. Olavs gate 29, as well as the Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula.[5]

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.[6]



  1. ^ Anne-Sofie Hjemdahl. "Universitetets Oldsaksamling". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Kjetil Fosshagen. "Etnografisk samling". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Anne-Sofie Hjemdahl. "Vikingskipshuset på Bygdøy". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Anne-Sofie Hjemdah Kulturhistorisk museum Universitetet i Oslo (Store norske leksikon)
  5. ^ Anne-Sofie Hjemdahl Historisk museum – norsk museumsbygning i Oslo (Store norske leksikon)
  6. ^ "Kulturhistorisk museum". Retrieved September 1, 2017.

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Coordinates: 59°55′0.5″N 10°44′7.7″E / 59.916806°N 10.735472°E / 59.916806; 10.735472