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- Address: Universitetsgata 13, 0164 Oslo, Norway
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +47 -21982000
- Ticket Price: 50 NOK
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Family And Kids
National Gallery - Review
This is administrated by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, which includes the following in various locations around the city.
- Norwegian Museum of Architecture
- National Gallery of Norway
- Museum of Decorative Arts and Design
- Museum of Contemporary Art
However, only the former two are located under this same building.
The National Gallery of Norway houses the country’s largest public collection of paintings (4000), drawings(50000) and sculptures(1000)– but none are more popular than Edward Munch’s famous Scream. The others are exhibited in the collection known as the Dance of Life, and contains works from antiquity to 1950, chronologically arranged. Brightly lit and colourfully decorated, the museum is extremely popular.
Make sure to catch a bite to eat at the elegant French Salon at the Gallery.
National Gallery Ticket Prices
- NOK 30 for students
- Free for under-18
- Free on Sunday
- The ticket also gives access to the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum - Architecture, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design)
How To reach National Gallery by Public Transport
- Tram 11, 17, 18 stop Tullinløkka
- Buses 118, N2, N18 stop Tullinløkka
- Buses 33, 121, 122, 129, 131, 132, 139, 143, 144, 149, 151, 152, 159, 242, 251, 252, 253, 259, 339, 419, 499 stop St. Olavs plass
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Gallery
61.11% of people who visit Oslo include National Gallery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
74.23% of people start their National Gallery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Gallery
90.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Gallery
National Gallery Trips
National Gallery, Oslo Reviews
Nice small art gallery. The entire gallery can be seen in about and hour or two. Be prepared to navigate through school groups and tour groups. They tend to hang out around some of the more famous pieces of art. The only reason for a 4 Star review is because the staff wasn’t too friendly and seemed disorganized.
Some wonderful works here. Of course Munch and Scandinavian impressionists but so many works by masters from other countries too. We took about two hours to look through so if you are in Oslo with not much time to spare consider a trip to this gallery. Cheers
Yes The Scream painting is here but the other paintings and works of art are just as captivating. As a matter of fact we walked the whole museum and went into the coat room then realized we didn't see the Scream painting and went back! The only thing is that they didn't have a real ticket. Your receipt counts as a the ticket. I scrapbook and collect my museum tickets and wished I had something nicer. But all in all, I would visit again. Be mindful that they will close this museum and move it someplace else.
This is not the typical huge museum you can find in many European capitals. Only two floors (we could say it is just 1.5) so you can visit it in a couple of hours. But be prepared to enjoy this set of outstanding pieces of art. Loved it!!!
Very nice museum. The central room contained the most important works by Munch. It was great - and better than what we saw at the Munch Museum later on our trip. There were lots of other wonderful stuff as well. It was a bit crowded. Especially in the Munch room, it was a little excessive with all the Asian tour groups.