Museums and Heritage



The Norwegian Maritime Museum, previously known as the Norsk Sjøfartsmuseum, founded in 1914, is located at Bygdøynesveien on the Bygdøy peninsula, on the western side of Oslo, Norway. The museum’s building won an architectural award.


Norwegian Children’s Museum (Norsk Barnemuseum) began as a private foundation and opened doors to the public 24 November 2001. The museum is located in the Stavanger Cultural Centre on Arneageren.


The Norwegian Petroleum Museum was opened on 20 May 1999. In Norwegian language the museum is called Norsk Oljemuseum. The unusual architecture has made the museum a landmark in the Port of Stavanger. Seen from the sea the museum looks like a small oil platform.


The Norwegian National Museum of Justice, Norwegian: Norsk Rettsmuseum, is a public museum of penal justice and law enforcement in Trondheim, Norway. Since 2001 the director of the museum has been Johan Sigfred Helberg. It is housed in a former prison.


Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene is a museum in the city of Bergen, Norway. The main part of the museum is located in Finnegården, one of the conserved wooden buildings on Bryggen in Bergen, Norway. A little way away is the “Schøttstuene”, for which the museum is also responsible


Bryggens Museum was built in 1976. The architect behind the work was Øivind Maurseth, who also designed the Radisson SAS hotel nearby. The museum was built on the site of a fire that occurred in Bryggen in Bergen, Norway in 1955. Remains have been uncovered by archaeological excavations on the site of the fire. Many of the remains now form the basis of the modern museum and are permanently exhibited.


Norwegian Printing Museum (Norsk Grafisk Museum) was established in 1991. Stavanger has always been a center of gravity in the Norwegian printing industry. The museum is located on Bjergsted in Stavanger, and is housed in an old canning stock dating from 1913. The premises are renovated and restored to original condition. Norwegian Printing Museum was officially opened on 23 October 1993.


Trondheim Science Centre is a scientific hands-on experience center located in the Kongens gate area of Trondheim, Norway. Trondheim Science Centre is a scientific hands-on experience center which offers many activities in addition to the exhibition. Visitors can conduct experiments on the displayed models. Some of these include the Planetarium, kitchen chemistry, Experiment Club, robotlab, inventor workshops and popular lectures.


Munch Museum is an art museum in Oslo, Norway dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The museum now has in its permanent collection well over half of the artist’s entire production of paintings and at least one copy of all his prints.


Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola (Sola Aviation Museum) is an aviation museum located in Stavanger Airport, Sola, near Stavanger, Norway. The museum was founded in 1984, and is run by local volunteers. Flyhistorisk Museum, Sola went into cooperation with Jærmuseet in January 2012.

Norsk Folkemuseum

Norsk Folkemuseum, at Bygdøy, Oslo, is a museum of cultural history with extensive collections of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country. It also incorporates a large open-air museum with more than 150 buildings, relocated from towns and rural districts.


The Museum of Archaeology is sited in beautiful and central locations in Stavanger. Our exhibitions and other activities provide knowledge and understanding of pre-historic man and the interaction between mankind and nature. The permanent exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology gives an introduction to Rogaland’s prehistory with the help of antiquities and other archaeological finds from the Stone, Bronze and Viking Ages and up to the end of the middle Ages.


Gamlehaugen is a mansion in Bergen, Norway, and the residence of the Norwegian Royal Family in the city. Gamlehaugen has a history that goes as far back as the middle Ages, and the list of previous owners includes many of the wealthiest men in Bergen. Today owned by the Norwegian state, the most recent private owner was Christian Michelsen, a politician and shipping magnate who later became the first Prime Minister of Norway after the dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway.


Munkholmen is an islet north of Trondheim, Norway. It sits in the Trondheimsfjord about 1.3 kilometres northwest of the island of Brattøra and the mouth of the river Nidelva. The islet has served as a place of execution, a monastery, a fortress, prison, and a World War II anti-aircraft gun station. Today, Munkholmen is a popular tourist attraction and recreation site.Construction of a fort on the island began in 1658. 


Holmenkollen Ski Museum, located at the base of the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway, is the world’s oldest ski museum, being founded in 1923. The museum contains 4,000 years of skiing history


Bergen Fortress is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. Bergenhus fortress is located in the entrance to the harbour in Bergen. It is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Norway.


Sverresborg or Sverre Sigurdsson’s castle was a fortification built in the medieval city of Nidaros by Sverre Sigurdsson. It is now known as an open-air museum for the region of Trøndelag, comprising the counties of Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag.

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