The Holmenkollen Ski Museum is located beneath the ski piste on Homenkollen hill. It was first opened in 1923 and it is the oldest museum dedicated to skiing in the world. The museum exhibits allow you to experience 4 thousand years of exciting ski history. The founder of the museum, Norwegian architect Hjalmar Welhaven, first displayed his own collection of antique and historical skis. Today, you can witness skiers and skis dating back to the Viking Era, and you can even see the skis used in polar expeditions by Fridtjofa Nansen and Roald Amundsen.
The Brakollen Exhibition
This exhibition is a brand new chance for the youngest visitors to enjoy a magical place of blue fairies and trolls. The magic is hidden in the mystical disappearing fog. Along with this, the exhibition is an ideal place for children to play and explore its caves, slides, tunnels etc. There is even enough space for adults.
The Be Prepared Exhibition
The Be Prepared is an exhibition about time and climate changes created with the co-operation of The Ski Museum and Norwegian Meteorological Institute, which is celebrating its 150th year of existence this year. This exhibition lets you experience great storms, as well as providing you with information about the right weather conditions for skiing and what to do to help the environment every day.
Polar exhibitions show some of the most important expeditions of explorers such as Fridtjofa Nansen, Roald Amundsen and Børge Ousland. Before the museum was founded, Nansen and Amundsen donated much of their equipment to the Association for the Promotion of Skiing, a tradition carried on by today’s polar explorers. The Museum of Skiing is therefore able to display many unique artefacts used in the Arctic and Antarctic. “The Wall of Fame” has been extended to be able to include even more great Norwegian skiers.
The museum also shows models of ski jumps from Holmenkollen through time, as well as footage of notable ski moments.
The most beautiful panoramic view of Oslo can be seen from the ski ramp at the top of the piste.
Ticket price for the museum Holmenkollen
Regular ticket price: 14 eur
Reduced ticket price: 12 eur – for students
Reduced ticket price: 7.00 eur – for individuals up to 18 years
Free entrance: for children up to 6 years old
Working hours foe the museum Holmenkollen
Museum is open all year long
October: April from 10:00h to16:00h
May - September from 10:00h to 17:00h
June, July and August from 09:00h to 20:00h
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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