The Forsvarsmuseet shares the history of the armed forces of Norway. The name of the museum used to be Haermuseet, which stood for the army museum, and before that it was called the artillery museum. For this reason, the exhibits consist mostly of army materials. This museum of armed forces is the main museum under the superstructure of the armed forces museum.
The history begins in the day of the Vikings and follows through to the present day. The museum consists of 2 big brick buildings that were constructed during the 1860s. This address is Akershus Castle, building #62, in Oslo, Norway.
The museum was made in the year 1946 by the merging of 2 military museums, the Intendant Museum that was created in 1928 and the Artillery Museum, which was created in the year 1860. When the museum was first opened it was only for military personnel. King Olav V opened the museum to the public in 1978. The location of the museum is in the Castle Square in the location of one of the older military arsenals from the 1860s. The museum’s main purpose is to show the history of the Norwegian military. There are six departments in the museum, it starts with ancient times up to the year 1814, and then moves on from 1814 through the year 1905, the third department covers 1905 through 1940, and the fourth department focuses on land battles during WWII from 1940 through 1945. The fifth section covers life after the Second World War to the present day.
Admission to the museum is free.
Forsvarsmuseet Photo Gallery
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