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OSLO MUSEUMS


Nobel Peace Center

Nobel Peace Center s a showcase for the Nobel Peace Prize and the ideals it represents. The Center is also an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. The Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel and the other Nobel prizes. This is done using multimedia and interactive technology, exhibitions, meetings, debates, theater, concerts and conferences, as well as a broad educational program and regular guided tours.

For more information and enquiries please contact Nobel Peace Center, PO Box 1894 Vika, 0124 Oslo, Norway, Tel: +47 4830 1000, E-mail: post@nobelpeacecenter.org

Nobel Peace Center

Entrance to the Nobel Peace Center
Photograph taken by Sean Hayford O'Leary

Museum of Cultural History

Museum of Cultural History is an organisation at the University of Oslo, Norway. The activities of the Museum of Cultural History are currently localized in four main buildings in Oslo city centre, the Historical Museum at Frederiks gate 2 and Frederiks gate 3, the laboratory sheds at Frederiks gate 3 and St. Olavs gate 29, as well as the Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula. 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.

For more information and enquiries please contact Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Postboks 6762. St. Olavsplass, 0130 Oslo. Norway, Tel: +47 22 85 19 00, E-mail: postmottak@khm.uio.no

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Norsk Folkemuseum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, is a large open air museum. Norsk Folkemuseum is one of Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. Among its more significant buildings are Gol stave church from the 13th century which incorporated was into the Norwegian Folk Museum in 1907. The Gol Stave Church is one of five medieval buildings at the museum, which also includes the Rauland cabin[ (Raulandstua) from the 14th century, and the 18th century tenement building relocated from historic Wessels gate 15 in Oslo. The museum also possesses a large photographic archive, including a significant portion of the works of Anders Beer Wilse. In recent years, research has focused on building and furniture, clothing and textiles, technical and social culture, working memory and Sami culture.

For more information and enquiries please contact Norsk Folkemuseum, Museumsveien 10 , N-0287 Oslo, Tel: +47 22 12 37 00, E-mail: post@norskfolkemuseum.no

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

The 'old town' in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
Photograph by James Cridland

Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology is a science museum located in Oslo, Norway. In addition to its exhibitions, the museum has a library and historical archives, a café and a museum shop. The museum is an educational institution with collections, exhibitions, publications and other activities, which makes it a place of learning for visitors of all ages. Through its collections and exhibits the museum chronicles the development of Norway from an agrarian society to a complex industrial society. The museum contains permanent exhibitions on transport and aviation, Norwegian industrial history, energy and electricity, music machines, the wood and metal industries, oil, gas and plastics, clocks and watches, calculating machines and computers, as well as a science centre.

For more information and enquiries please contact Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Kjelsåsveien 143, 0491 Oslo, Tel: +47 22 79 60 00

Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology
Photograph by Trond Strandsberg

Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo

The Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and largest museum of natural history, situated in Oslo. It traces its roots to the University Botanical Garden, which was founded near Tøyen manor in 1814. Museums for zoology, botany and geology were added approximately a hundred years later. Among the attractions is the Darwinius masillae fossil "Ida", a primate from Eocene.

For more information and enquiries please contact Naturhistorisk Museum, Boks 1172 Blindern, 0318 Oslo, Tel: +47 228 51630 / 51670, E-mail: informasjon@nhm.uio.no

Kon-Tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions. The museum is home to permanent exhibitions about: Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva, Kon-Tiki, and Easter Island. It has a separate area for short-term exhibitions, as well as a 30 metre cave tour and an underwater exhibition containing a life-size 10-metre whale shark. The museum also has a cinema and souvenir shop. The museum is situated at Bygdøy just outside the centre of Oslo.

For more information and enquiries please contact Kon-Tiki Museum, Bygdøynesveien 36 - 0286 Oslo, Tel: +47 23 08 67 67, E-mail:
kon-tiki@kon-tiki.no

Kon-Tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki raft inside the museum

Oslo City Museum

Oslo City Museum is located in the Frogner Manor in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The museum houses an extensive library with the purpose of documenting the history of the City of Oslo, as well as the former municipality Aker. It's photo collection is amongst the lasrgest and most important in Norway. The museum also has an art collection which contains around 1000 paintings and around 6000 other works.

For more information and enquiries please Oslo City Museumy, PO Box 3078 Elise Berg, 0207 Oslo, Tel: +47 23 28 41 70, E-mail: mail@oslomuseum.no

Ibsen Museum

The Ibsen Museum conveys the playwright Henrik Ibsen's last home and is located close to the Royal Palace in Oslo.An extensive amount of groundwork was carried out in the recreation of Henrik Ibsen's home. The furniture has been reinstated while the floor, walls, ceiling and surfaces have been reconstructed according to archaeological building studies, supplemented by a range of historical sources. Where time had made its mark on the material of tablecloths, curtains and drapes, these have been rewoven as exact replicas of the originals. The Ibsen family has made an important contribution to the opportune results. Ambassador Tancred Ibsen has lent out and donated a large amount of personal property inherited from his great-grandfather and his cousin, the actor Joen Bille, has for many years helped us with the task of locating and reacquiring original furnishings. The three Ibsen Museums have a collaboration on practical measures of co-operation. The other two are the Henrik Ibsen Museum and the Ibsenmuseum in Grimstad.

For more information and enquiries please telephone: +47 22 12 35 50 or contact ibsen@norskfolkemuseum.no



The entrance to The Ibsen Museum from 26 Henrik Ibsens gate









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