Oslo is the capital and the largest city of Norway and is also considered to be the demographic, economic and political centre of Norway. Oslo is a unique, modern and diverse city that boasts parks and open spaces, protected forests, hills, hundreds of lakes, eye-catching architecture, shopping opportunities, summer and winter activities, cultural attractions and institutions, club, pubs and adventure sports that attract thousands of tourists into the boundaries of the city making Oslo one of the top travel destinations in the world

Oslo s home to numerous museums and galleries displaying art and artefacts unique to Norway’s traditions and culture, ranging from Vikings to Edvard Munch, presenting a true picture of the lifestyle, culture and history of the city. The best way to experience the true essence of Oslo is to take a tour of its museums and galleries. Some of the best museums and galleries in Oslo include Munch Museum, Ibsen Museum, Oslo City Museum, Bogstad Manor, Norwegian Folk Museum, Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Tower and the Emanuel Vigeland Museum. Other top museums and galleries in Oslo include Farm Museum, The Kon-Tiki Museum, International Museum of Children’s Art, Film Museum, Holocaust Center, National Museum of Contemporary Art, The Viking Ship Museum, The Mini Bottle Gallery, Oslo Transport Museum, Norwegian Customs Museum, The Mini Bottle Gallery and the Intercultural Museum. The museums in Oslo present a true picture of the city and showcase the remnants of its vibrant culture and a rich past, the influences of which can still be seen today.

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  1. Vigeland Museum And Park

    #1 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Vigeland Museum And Park

    Tags: Museum, Park

    Address: Nobels gate 32, 0268 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Gustav Vigelands’s sculptures. It’s the museum’s only reason for being. The artist made a pact with the city to bequeath all his works to this museum on his death; they in turn would...Read more

  2. The Viking Ship Museum

    #2 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    The Viking Ship Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Containing some of the world’s most well preserved Viking artefacts, this museum mainly exhibits Viking ships from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune. The magnificent vessels, built in the 9th century, w...Read more

  3. Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram

    #3 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: Bygdoynesveien 36, 0286 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The story of the Norwegian polar ship Fram is famous! It holds the record for being the ship that sailed both furthest north and furthest south. This museum tells its story and the story of the men wh...Read more

  4. Holmenkollen Ski Museum And Ski Jump Tower

    #4 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Holmenkollen Ski Museum And Ski Jump Tower

    Tags: Museum, Adventure

    Address: Kongeveien 5, 0787 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This large hill has been used as a ski-jump for over a hundred years! It’s hosted some of the most important ski moments and events. The jump itself is an intimidating, imposing looking structur...Read more

  5. Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History

    #5 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Norwegian Museum Of Cultural History

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: Museumsveien 10, 0287 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This wonderfully engaging museum is the largest cultural museum in Norway. The exhibits cover Norwegian lifestyles from the 15th century onwards, through about 160,000 artefacts - folk dress, textiles...Read more

  6. National Gallery

    #6 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    National Gallery

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Universitetsgata 13, 0164 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 N...Read more

  7. The Kon-tiki Museum

    #7 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    The Kon-tiki Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: Bygdoynesveien 36, 0286 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Kon-Tiki is a raft that in 1947 carried Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl from South America to the Polynesian Islands. Heyerdahl undertook the journey to suggest an extraordinary idea &nda...Read more

  8. Munch Museum

    #8 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Munch Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Educational Site, Exhibition

    Address: Toyengata 53, 0578 Oslo

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 comple...Read more

  9. Astrup Fearnley Museum Of Modern Art

    #9 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Astrup Fearnley Museum Of Modern Art

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  10. Norwegian Museum Of Technology

    #10 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Norwegian Museum Of Technology

    Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Observatory, Educational Site

    Address: Kjelsasveien 143, 0491 Oslo

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Through 25 permanent exhibits, the museum explores Norway’s technological journey from its agrarian roots to today’s industrialised cities. The exhibits showcase energy, oil, industry, med...Read more

  11. The Ibsen Museum

    #11 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    The Ibsen Museum

    Tags: Museum, Observatory, Tourist Center, Photo Gallery

    Address: Henrik Ibsens gate 26, 0255 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  12. Museum Of Cultural History, Oslo

    #12 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Museum Of Cultural History, Oslo

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Observatory

    Address: Frederiks Gate 2, 0164 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 preh...Read more

  13. Norwegian Maritime Museum

    #13 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Norwegian Maritime Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Observatory

    Address: Bygdoynesveien 37, 0286 Oslo, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  14. Oscarsborg Fortress

    #14 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Oscarsborg Fortress

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Outdoors, Walking Area

    Address: Husvikveien, 1443 Oscarsborg, Norway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  15. Emanuel Vigeland Museum

    #15 of 31 Museums in Oslo
    Emanuel Vigeland Museum

    Tags: Museum, Observatory, Tourist Center, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Grimelundsveien 8, 0775 Oslo

    Timings: 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

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