Field Trip 2: Oslo’s Natural History Museum

Field Trip 2

Field Trip 2



Sunday 9 June 2024


The new geological and paleontological exhibitions at the Natural History Museum in Oslo were opened in 2022. The spectacular displays, covering more than 2000 square meters, are housed in a beautiful building restored to its 1917 splendor. The modern exhibits in historical surroundings have received several prestigious awards and have made NHM into one of the major tourist attractions in Oslo. Awarded “Museum of the year 2023” by the Norwegian Museum Association.

A two-hour guided tour of the museum will be led by senior scientific staff. We will introduce both the objects and the ideas behind the exhibition design.

The museum is situated inside the Botanical Garden. The local geology can be visited just outside the Garden: A “field excursion” in the area around the Botanical Garden, lasting a maximum of two hours, giving a practical introduction to the varied geology and paleontology of the Oslo region through road cuts and other rock exposures. The stops on the walking route include Cambrian and Ordovician sedimentary rocks and fossils, Permian magmatic rocks, and glacial (ice-age) landforms.

Natural-History-Museum-Oslo_Geology-Evolution of Life
Evolution of life

Field Trip Leaders

  • Hans Arne Nakrem (Natural History Museum)
  • Øyvind Hammer (University of Oslo, Natural History Museum)

Route Information

Combination of foot walk and trip with the underground in the city of Oslo. The museum is situated inside the Botanical Garden. Nearest underground station is Tøyen (all Oslo underground trains stop here).


All time in CEST

09:00Meet at Natural History Museum
09:00 – 12:00Excursion
12:00 – 13:00Lunch
13:00 – 15:00Excursion
15:00End of the trip

Entrance Fees / Permission Requirement

Tickets for the museum and underground (T-bane).

Jurassic marine life Svalbard
Applied geology 1
Applied geology 2
Mammoth tusks
North Sea geology
Norwegian silver & gold

Meeting Point

Pick up and drop off point: in front of Hall A of Messe Wien (marked in red on the map).

Kindly remember to:

  • Bring your delegate badge.
  • Be at the meeting point at least 20 mins before departure.
EAGE Annual 2023 - Fieldtrip Meeting Point - Hall A