Guided tour: Middle Ages exhibition at the Historical Museum

Do you want to learn more about what Norway was like in the Middle Ages? Join us for a guided tour at the Historical Museum in the city centre!

The exhibition is designed by the Norwegian architect Sverre Fehn (1924-2009). Photo: Cultural History Museum. UiO.

The Norwegian Middle Ages lasted for more than 500 years, from the death of the Christian King Olav Haraldsson in 1030 until the Reformation in 1537. Cities grew larger and more numerous. As a contrast to the struggle of everyday life, people could experience beauty and precious objects in the churches. The Middle Ages exhibition at the Historical Museum provides insight into everyday life in the first Norwegian cities, and the guided tour is a great opportunity to learn more about this period in Norwegian history.

The museum has a uniquely rich selection of stave church portals, chairs and other high-quality wooden objects from the 12th and 13th centuries. You will also find Norway's largest collection of painted church art from the period 1100-1350.

 

When to meet: 12:20

Where to meet: In the reception of the Historical Museum

 

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Published Dec. 13, 2018 10:46 AM - Last modified Feb. 18, 2019 9:54 AM