Himankind picture

Humankind Skull Photo: Åge Hojem


Where did we come from?


Did you know we have common ancestors with gorillas and chimpanzees? Discover our own family tree starting with Ardipithecus ramidus and ending at Homo sapiens

You can see copies of skulls displayed and these tell the story of how we have developed over thousands of years. Can you find Lucy?

Despite having the same ancestors as gorillas, we are very different. Humans stand, walk and run upright. What differences can you find between the displayed skeletons of a human and a gorilla?

Humankind pictures

Humankind Family tree Photo: Åge Hojem

Humankind Two skulls Photo: Åge Hojem

Where to find the exhibition

Where to find the exhibition

NTNU Gunnerius

You can find the exhibition on the ground floor of the Gunnerus building, at Kalvskinnet Campus, Trondheim. 

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Our exhibitions, opening hours and ticket prices 

Ticket prices

Ticket prices

The museum exhibitions are currently closed from 1st to 8th of June, due to local Covid-19 restrictions. The museum shop is still open monday through friday, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
  • Adults - NOK 100
  • Children (6-16), students, seniors - NOK 60
  • Children under 6 - Free
  • Family, group with children and adults, max. 5 people - NOK 300
  • Groups with 10 people or more, when tickets purchased together - NOK 90/50
  • School classes /preschools with teacher, student groups with teacher - Free
  • Individuals providing assistance to those with disabilities - Free
  • ICOM, Ecsite, Norwegian Museum Association members - Free

Annual passes

  • Students - NOK 180
  • Senior - NOK 180
  • Adults - NOK 300
  • Family - NOK 900 (group with children and adults, max. 5 people)