The Historical Museum, Oslo

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The Wisconsin Historical Museum is located on Madison's Capitol Square and is full of wonderful information about the state's rich history. Explore Wisconsin's distinctive heritage and a variety of other American history topics through artifacts, photographs, full-scale dioramas, audio-visual presentations, and interactive multimedia programs.

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  • Excellent small museum which is full of rare pieces of all kinds. First on other civilizations (Egyptians, Caribbean, Mexico...) then the Vikings and peoples of the North, including the Inuit and Sami (do not miss the small rooms specific to the Vikings after the religious Hall, they are very interesting and accessible only through a small door that seems closed at first glance). Interesting temporary exhibitions currently on LGBT in Oslo and a Turkish artist. Staff very friendly and helpful, ready to all explain/translate if needed. Great shop that offers quality souvenirs and (currently) the/coffee/chocolate free for visitors - much appreciated after the visit.
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  • We visited the Historic museum because entry was included with the ticket to the Viking Ship Museum. We would have been disappointed if we had paid the full entrance charge. We found little of interes...  more »
  • I came here because of an interest in the Vikings, and was not disappointed. In the respect that one can be selective, this museum is well worth the visit. The Viking element is very interesting, as i...  more »
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  • Went with the sole purpose of finding out about the Viking and Norwegian history and was not disappointed. Great exhibition and plenty of explanations. I liked that it is essentially time based. Also saw the Arctic exhibition. But the best thing is that entry to this museum is linked to entry to the Viking Ship museum, and that is fantastic!
  • A fleeting visit, of which I saw 2 sides to the museum: the old, with little information and standard presentation. The new, with loads of fun, interestingly presented artefacts. When the refurbishments finish, this museum will offer an invigorating experience. As it is, still visit to experience the new exhibitions they have.
  • Frustratingly curated. Objects without dates or attributes. You could walk past the only complete viking helmet ever found without knowing what it was, if you had not done your homework. Odd juxtaposition of contemporary craft art with the historical objects without much explanation. The medieval collection is the exception: intriguing church art well displayed.
  • Great museum albeit small. Mainly arqueologic stuff. Rocks and small things. Buy the ticket and you have free entrance in the Viking ship museum.
  • I loved the museum. It's full of interesting things and I loved that it's all separated by period or places. There is plenty to see so it's best to go with time to get the most out of every detail.

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