The 2.December 2023 the Ski Museum celebrates 100 years. The architect Snøhetta has designed the new museum that will open on the museums anniversary.
The Ski Museum is the worlds oldest museum for skis and opened for the first time the 2.December 1923. The 2.December 2023 the Ski Museum celebrates 100 years. The architect Snøhetta has designed the new museum that will open on the museums anniversary.
In November 2022 the renovation of the Ski Museum started. The museum is located underneath the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, partially built into the mountains. In December 2023 the museum will re-open with a new and modern exhibition about polar expeditions and the ski history. The new exhibition will also display the oldest ski that has been found in Norway, the Drevja ski that is more than 5000 years old.
In addition to the new exhibition a brand new cafe will be opened as well as a much larger entrance for guests. The building itself will get an exciting new facade created by the Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta illustrating the old craft of making wooden skis.
Illustration: Aestethica Studio/Snøhetta
Holmenkollen and the Ski Museum is one of Norways most visited attractions and represents an important part of the Norwegian ski history. Every year roughly one million people visit the attraction and approximately 172 000 people buy a ticket to get in to the museum. Holmenkollen attracts guests that are interested in history, architecture, sport and culture. With a new modern exhibition and a renovated building we hope to offer a place that is a must-see in Oslo.
The first Ski Museum was located at Frognerseteren and moved to Holmenkollen in 1951. The Assosiation for The Promoting Of Skiing was the founder of the Ski Museum and they received unique items from Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsens private collection and polar expeditions. The museum house over 4000 years of ski history displayed in a variety of exhibitions from the polar expeditions to how the climate has changed the winters.
During the renovation period you can still visit Holmenkollen. The jump tower is still open for guests and you are able to enjoy Oslos best view over the city. Please read more about the opening hours and what you can experience here.