The national gallery is situated in Universitets gate, off Karl Johans' gate. The best of the best. Apart from Munch, an astonishing collection of Christian Krohg paintings!

  The national museum for contemporary art (museet for samtidskunst) is situated in the old Bank of Norway building. Modern art, warts and all, but mostly warts. Don't forget to cross the road and visit ASTRUP FEARNLEY museum. Here you will find class, both old and new, including Odd Nerdrum.


The post museum charts the history of the post system in Norway, and, whether you are an ardent philatelist or not, you are sure to leave the building far wiser than when you entered.

The museum, now at new premises in Kongens gate, and only 1 minute from Karl Johans gate.

Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) left an enormous amount of outdoor sculptures, most now erected either in the 80 acre park or in the nearby museum. The 'sculpture park', a celebration of the human body, is a must for the visitor to Oslo.

Akershus fortress overlooks Oslo fjord, and here, as well as the Fort, you will find the Armed forces museum, the Resistance museum, and the burial chambers for Norwegian Kings.

A link to information on all museums is provided on the 'info'. page.

Munch museum --Lots of paintings and graphics for the Edvard Munch enthusiast. The museum is close to the Botanical gardens Always worth a visit for not only the gardens, but also the botanical and geological museums which are situated within the garden.

Technical museum A bit out of town but easy to get to and extremely interesting.

Kon-Tiki --This museum is across the bay on Bygdøy. A five minute boat trip to see Thor Heyerdahls' rafts Kon-Tiki and Ra. The Fram museum is also here, featuring 'FRAM',the ship used by Roald Amundsen in his successful attempt on the south pole. Also here is the Norwegian folk museum charting life in Norway for the past thousand or so years.

Holmenkollen ski jump/museum

The famous ski jump and ski museum is only a 10-15 minute subway ride from the centre of Oslo.

There are many other museums in the Oslo area. Use this link to get a list and information on opening times etc. Remember!!, most Oslo museums and galleries are closed on Mondays.

If you intend to visit Oslo,(or Norway in general), and need specific information, use the e-mail link below. I will do my best to answer your queries.

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