What are the best museums in Oslo?

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Kim Ertsås
  • Kim Ertsås

  • Concierge, Grand Hotel Oslo

  • Oslo, Norway, EUR

National Gallery

National gallery

When Parliament in 1836 decided to establish a national museum of fine art in the capital, it was out of a desire to show young nations own art In the context of the older European tradition. This was the start of the National Gallery, which eventually came to build up its own collection of art through purchases and donations. During the institution’s history, the country’s Largest collection of Norwegian and international artists painstakingly build up by the inclusion in the national museum of art totaled approx.  4 500 paintings, 900 sculptures, original, 950 plaster casts, 17 300 drawings and 25 000 prints. The building itself was designed in Neo-renaissance style of H.E. Schirmer and his son. The national Gallery rights in Oslo’s centre has Norways largest collection of Norwegian, Nordic and international art from the beginning of the 19th century up until today. The Main exhibition displays Norwegian and international panting and sculptures from the 19th century until today, including many of Edvard Munch’s major works.

Monday – Sunday 10:00-17:00                                      Entrance fee adults  NOK 50 pp 
Thursday               10:00-19:00                                      Entrance fee children NOK 30 pp
                                                                                       Entrance fee Sundays FREE
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Nobel Peace Centre

The Nobel Peace Centre presents Alfred Nobel, the peace prize winners and their work. Permanent and changing exhibitions, innovative digital solutions as well as engaging themes, films and presentations create for knowledge and experience.

The peace price is handed out in Oslo each year on December 10th in the city hall that is just opposite from the peace centre. Grand Hotel Oslo is also the place where the winners have their Galla dinner. 
Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00                                               Entrance fee adults  NOK 80 pp
Phone:                +47 4830 1000                                          Entrance fee children FREE
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Munch Museum

The Munch Museum is the legacy that Edvard Munch, Norway’s world famous expressionist painter left the municipality of Oslo when he died in 1944. The exhibition focuses on the main works of his career, but on display is also a very interesting collection of hos graphic works. After two of the paintings have been stolen, the security level is raised in the museum. Luckily the paintings reappeared and are one display again after their restoration. Munch’s oeuvre covers more than 60 years, from the 1880s to his death in 1944. Throughout these years, Munch developed his unique form, while exploring several different styles from naturalism to symbolism and expressionism. Edvard Munch stands out as the most notable representable of the Nordic artist on the international scene.

Monday-Sunday 10:00-17:00                                                Entrance fee adults  NOK 95 pp
Thursday:           10:00-19:00                                                Entrance fee children FREE

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