The Natural History Museum, Oslo

The Natural History Museum, Oslo

The Natural History Museum is the oldest institution of its kind in Norway. It is housed in the university’s Botanical Garden, in the Tøyen district of Oslo city center. The garden was created in 1814, with buildings housing zoology, botany and geology research facilities added a hundred years later. The museum has only been managed as one institution since 1999. The museum is noted for its extensive collections of preserved plant and animal specimens, fossils and minerals.

The geological exhibition offers visitors a guide to how Norway’s dramatic natural landscape was formed. The facility also houses dinosaur skeletons, a 400 million year old sea scorpion, and even a piece of the Moon. The zoological collection provides a fascinating insight into the diverse animal life found in Norway, including wolves, bears and lynxes. The garden which surrounds the museum buildings is an exhibition in itself, housing 7500 different species of plant life.

Admission costs 50 kroner for adults, with concessions available. Children under the age of 4 can visit for free. The garden is generally open during daylight hours during the week, opening at 10am on weekends, and is free to visit.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
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Sight Name: The Natural History Museum
Sight Location: Oslo, Norway
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk  

Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oslo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Pipervika Bay Walk

Pipervika Bay Walk

Norway's capital, Oslo, is a magnificent city where you will find an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Be sure to explore its lovely streets and wonderful museums that are considered to be some of the best in the world, as well as original restaurants and cafes located in the Pipervika Bay.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Also called Oslo's Museum Center, Bygdøy is where some of the most visited museums are located, displaying precious items from Norway’s past. You can also visit Bygdøy’s beautiful parks, forests or the wonderful beach located on the west side.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Hanshaugen Religious Walk

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo translated as "Old Oslo" is one of the oldest boroughs in town, as well as one of the biggest. This tour will show you the main attractions of Gamle Oslo district, including Munch Museum, Asylet, Vålerenga Kirke and others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Frogner Walk

Frogner Walk

Frogner is an Oslo borough, located in the West End part of the Norwegian capital, renowned for its exceptional residential and retail facilities. The area is named after Frogner Manor, the site of which is now occupied by the eponymous Frogner Park. Centrally located, this is one of the priciest districts in Oslo, abounding in parks, marinas and pretty architecture. Take this tour to explore the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

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Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen used to be small villages not far from the main settlement, then called Christiania. Today these neighborhoods are perfect for exploring historical and cultural heritage of Norway capital. This tour will guide you through the St. Hanshaugen Park, Zoologisk Museum, Botanisk Hage og Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km

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