Our exhibits include a wide array of maritime topics, such as the technical conventions of sea transport in "The ship," the life and destiny of sailors at sea through history in "At sea!" and our interactive experience centre in "Norway is the sea." 

Visit our gallery with maritime art with pieces by famous artists such as Christian Krohg, Hans Gude and Axel Revold. Maritime paintings such as these have long held an important role in the Norwegian art community.

A selection of the museum’s unique collection of Norwegian traditional boats is exhibited in the central hall.

‘The highway of the seas’ and ‘Norway is the sea’

Specially developed computer game

  • ‘Highway of the seas’
    Interactive game in the exhibition ‘Norway is the sea’. Beate Kjørslevik/Norsk Maritimt Museum

‘The highway of the seas’ is a specially developed computer game. Four players (or teams) compete in being the best shipping magnate on the seven seas. You will find the game on Deck 2 at the Norwegian Maritime Museum.

You enter the game by choosing whether to transport cars from Japan or chemicals from Brazil. You continue by facing a number of challenges that require you to make choices. You need to address bunker prices, the threat from pirates and a lot more.

The game requires the ability to read, and takes up to 15 minutes to complete. It can be played in Norwegian or English.

‘The highway of the seas’ is part of the exhibition ‘Norway is the sea’, which is an interactive learning centre covering more than 500 square metres. 

  • An exhibition in which you can participate
    ‘Norway is the sea’ is a unique, interactive experience centre for seafaring and maritime activity. Here, maritime skills and our contemporary time are reflected in a completely novel manner. Rolf Estensen/Norsk Maritimt Museum
  • Model of MS ‘Kingsville’
    The cross-section model of a general cargo ship continues to fascinate visitors. Rolf Estensen/Norsk Maritimt Museum
  • Try your hand as a skipper
    The exhibition ‘Norway is the sea’ includes a number of interactive elements. In this case, the visitors can choose between two different games that require speed and vigilance to save the vessel and the environment. Espen Wæhle/Norsk Maritimt Museum
  • ‘Highway of the seas’
    Students play ‘Highway of the seas’ at the exhibition ‘Norway is the sea’. Espen Wæhle/Norsk Maritimt Museum

At the exhibition you will have the opportunity to learn and test your skills at a number of stations, with content provided by world-leading Norwegian technology experts.

Here you will find customized versions of simulator training software made by Kongsberg Maritime and DNV GL (Det norske Veritas), brought to life as task-based activities for all inquisitive souls. You can travel in multiple dimensions to Oslo Port as well as to the Ulstein Group’s shipyard at Sunnmøre.

The exhibition constituted a milestone in the renewal of the museum for our centennial in 2014. Funds for the renewal were primarily made available by NMM Partners.