Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Oslo is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Oslo a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Oslo.
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Toyengata 53, 0578 Oslo
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Edward Munch was a pioneering expressionist painter. Before his death, he bequeathed a large collection of works Oslo – this museum was born to house that collection. The museum is a near complete catalogue of all his works. It has nearly half of all the original paintings he ever did, and at least one copy of all the other prints. This trans...
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Karl Johans gate 11, 0154 Oslo, Norway
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Oslo’s third cathedral was built in 1697 after the first two burned down in fires. Both the Norwegian Royal Family and the Government use it for public events now. The architecture is Baroque. The highlights of the church are:
The large ceiling murals painted by Hugo Lous Mohr in the 20th century.
Stained glass windows by Emanuel Vigeland.
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Henrik Ibsens gate 26, 0255 Oslo, Norway
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Henrik Ibsen is the world’s most frequently performed playwright after Shakespeare. His play, The Doll House, is the most popular play of the 20th century. Henrik and his wife Suzannah actually lived here for more than 11 years, though he abandoned it after the death of his wife. The house was restored in the 90s to its state in 1906. The int...
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Universitetsgata 13, 0164 Oslo, Norway
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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.
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Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo, Norway
12:00 pm - 05:00 pm
This contemporary art gallery focuses on Norwegian and international art. In the past the museum focused on acquiring works of German Abstract Expressionism, English modern painting, and Young British Artists, and now it begins to focus on contemporary American art. The museum may not appeal to everyone, but you never know until you visit. It&rsquo...
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Frederiks Gate 2, 0164 Oslo, Norway
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Though similarly name to the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (the Norskfolke Museum), this one actually picks up where the Norsefolke museum leaves off – it’s collection focus on prehistoric and medieval Norwegian history. And it’s big, one of the largest such museums in the country. The highlights are:
The Antiquities Colle...
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Bygdoynesveien 37, 0286 Oslo, Norway
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Norwegian maritime history is very thoroughly explored in this fascinating museum. The collection was kicked off in the 1914 Jubilee Exhibition in Kristiania (Oslo). A hundred years later, the museum exhibits artefacts, arts, instruments, tools, and documents primarily as a measure to preserve and study and educate. You’ll also find Norway&rs...
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Husvikveien, 1443 Oscarsborg, Norway
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Completed in 1855 and set in an island in the beautiful Oslofjord, this coastal fort became famous in WWII when it sunk the heavy German cruiserBlucher in 1940. Today, it functions as a popular resort and history museum. The main highlights are:
The Guided tour at the Museum of Oscarborg – see the cannons, old weaponry. Open 9:30 am - 2:30 p...
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Grimelundsveien 8, 0775 Oslo
12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
What a strange and moving museum. Vigeland is famous for his spectacular stained-glass masterpiece artworks. In 1926, he decided to build the house that would not only host his future works, but also his own mausoleum.
The main attraction of the museum is a dimly lit 800 metre square room. It’s falls depict frescoes in an intensely eroticised...