The museum is housed in a former prison building from the 1830s with thick walls and grilles in front of the windows. The old cells display objects from Norwegian legal history from the 17th century to the present. Here you can see executioner axes, sticks, fittings from Rinnan's torture cellar, World War I bombs, weapons, investigative equipment, fake money and escape attempts.
The museum shows both permanent and changing exhibitions.
Captive work, wooden crate shaped like a turtle. Photo: The National Museum of Justice.
Identification kit (1960-1969). Photo: The National Museum of Justice.
The museum also offer guided tours to kindergartens, schools and private groups. See website for prices. Photo: The National Museum of Justice.