Museums in Oslo

Here are some of the museums you can visit in Oslo:

The museums at the Bygdøy peninsula: These are some of our most popular museums. Please see the information under Sightseeing on Thursday.

The Ibsen Museum: See the link for more information.

22 July Center (Akersgata 42)

The 22 July Centre is located in the high-rise building in the Norwegian Government Centre in Oslo. It contains an exhibition about the twin attacks in Oslo and on the island Utøya, 22 July 2011. One room is dedicated to the 77 persons who were killed. Free admission.

Opening hours of the 22 July Center (info updated as of 4.2.2017): Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Saturday: 10-17, Sunday: 12-16

The Munch Museum (Tøyengata 53). Admission: NOK 100 for adults.

Opening hours of the Munch Museum (info updated as of 4.2.2017): Monday – Sunday: 10-16

The National Gallery (Universitetsgata 13)

Founded in 1837, the National Gallery houses Norway’s largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. In its permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum presents older art, with principal emphasis on art from Norway. Central attractions include Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Madonna and paintings by Cézanne and Manet. Free admission for all on Thursdays. Admission: NOK 100 for adults the rest of the week.

Opening hours of the National Gallery (info updated as of 4.2.2017): Monday: Closed, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10–18, Thursday: 10–19, Saturday and Sunday: 11–17

The Nobel Peace Center (Rådhusplassen). Admission NOK 100.

Opening hours of the Nobel Peace Center: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Sunday: 10-18.

Astrup Fernley Museum (Tjuvholmen/Aker Brygge). Admission: NOK 120 for adults.

Opening hours of the Astrup Fernley Museum (info updated as of 4.2.2017): Monday: Closed, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12-17, Thursday: 12-19, Saturday, Sunday: 11-17

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress is situated in the centre of Oslo, and with its beautiful green surroundings, it is a popular recreational area in the city.The fortress has been at the centre of the nation’s growth and development for 700 years, and it is now very popular as a culture arena. At the fortress, you can experience a unique historical environment and enjoy stimulating cultural experiences.

At Akershus Fortress you also find the Armed Forces Museum. Opning hours of the Armed Forces Museum (info updated as of  4.2.2017): Monday: closed, Tuesday – Sunday 10-16. Free admission.

Holmenkollen Ski Jump /The Ski Museum

The Ski Museum is shoot into the mountain below the Ski Jump. The museum opened in 1923 and is the worlds oldest museum specialized in skiing. Here you can experience 4000 years of exciting ski history through various exhibitions. Admission to the Ski Museum and the Jump Tower: NOK 130 for adults.

In order get to Holmenkollen you can take Metro 1 towards Frognerseteren. Stop: Holmenkollen. Follow the signs to the Ski Museum and Ski Jump. This is a ca. 10 minute walk from the station. You can easily plan your journey by visiting

Opening hours of the Ski Museum (info updated as of 4.2.2017): Monday – Sunday: 10-16.

If you want some more action, you can try some of this:

  • Very popular: Try the ski simulator to find out what it is like to jump in the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Ticket: NOK 75.
  • Do you want to try an alternative route down from the Jump Tower? Abseil down from the tower, 57. meters in free fall!
  • Zipline down Holmenkollen Ski Jump. The price is NOK 600 in addition to the entrance fee to the Ski Museum of NOK 130.

The Opera House (Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1).

The opera house is worth a visit to see it’s architecture. You can also join a guided tour for NOK 100. Monday – Friday and Sunday at 13.00 hrs, Saturday at 12.00 hrs.

There are often discounted tickets to the museums for children and seniors above 67 years of age. See the links to the museums webpages for more detailed information about prices.

There are more museums than the ones mentioned here. Read more at Visit Oslo.

Free attractions in Oslo.


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