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.
- 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)
- 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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61.21% 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
It was an absolute pleasure visiting Oslo’s National Gallery. The museum itself is beautiful, the exhibitions carefully planned out, and the lighting on the artworks is perfection. It makes such a difference being able to walk around a gallery at your own pace, without having to push someone out of the way to catch a glimpse of a painting. There are some real masterpieces on show; you’ll kick yourself if you miss out on a visit. Highly recommended!
Wonderful experience! The art museum was well worth the trip. You need at least two hours to go through it.
A fairly small but very well organized art museum. The curators have done a fantastic job of showcasing Norwegian artists in the context of their time, influences and contemporaries. It will be interesting to see how they transfer to the new location. Worth a visit while it's still open.
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