Come along on a journey into the history of life, and see where we all belong on the tree of life.
In our museum shop you can buy vintage weed charts produced in the 1930s.
At the museum you can see the fossil "Ida" - the world's oldest complete primate skeleton.
Due to forecasted strong winds the Natural History Museum including the Botanical Garden will be closed from 14:00 and the rest of the evening Friday September 21.
Free guided tours in July and August
Plan your visit
Zoological and geological exhibitions:
Tuesday - Friday 11–16
Saturday - Sunday: 10–17
All days 07–17
All days 10–17
The opening hours changes through the year. Please see the overview of the whole year.
Nature's diversity is the object of the research at NHM. From Norway's largest natural history collections, we aim for a deeper understanding of how long time evolutionary and geological processes have shaped our world. Our National Centre of Biosystematics is internationally renowned. The Arctic is a main area of interest.
The Natural History Museum does research on biological and geological diversity and the evolutionary processes involved in creating this diversity. The scientific collections constitutes the basis for our research and are the most comprehensive in Norway comprising a total of 6.2 million objects.