Oslo has plenty of museums that are worth the visiting, with different options depending on your interest. We have selected our favorite museums in the city, that no matter when you visit the city you need to check out.
If you to visit several museums during one day, the best way to go is buying the Oslo Pass. This pass includes entry into over 30 museums and attractions in the city. The best thing is that it includes public transportation, cutting down the time between each stop.
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Depending on how long you will be in Oslo the pass can be purchased for 24, 48 and 72 hours. There are options for adults, children and seniors. If you are a student under 30 years old with a valid student ID you can get 20% discount.
1. Viking Ship Museum & Norwegian Maritime Museum
Here you can see magnificent examples of viking ships and archeological finds from the daily life. It is well known for The Oseberg Viking Ship, the most well preserved ship of its kind in the world.
2. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum)
Walk through this open air museum and witness how norwegians have lived from the 1500s up until today. Do not miss out on the Gol Stave Church dating back to the 1200s.
3. Munch Museum
The Munch Museum highlights the work and life of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Here you will find some of the greatest paintings from the pioneer of expressionism.
4. Vigeland Sculpture Park
Make your way through Frogner Park to witness more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Each one uses a human or multiple humans to display a ride range of feeling, emotion and social commentary.
Learn and listen to a new side of Norwegian culture, its pop music at the Popsenteret. This interactive and fun museum highlights plenty of Norwegian music memorabilia and the chance for you to make your own tunes.
6. Nobel Peace Center
Walk your way through the story of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Learn all about the world changing ideas and actions that these select few have been honored for.
7. National Gallery
The National Gallery is Norway’s largest collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures open to the public. The main attractions might be Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Madonna, but you can easily spend the day exploring these vast halls.
8. Jewish Museum of Oslo
Learn all about the history of Jews in Norway and the role of the holocaust on this small population. At the same time the museum features interactive information about major Jewish holidays throughout the year.
9. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
The Astrup Fearnley Museum hosts contemporary art from around the world. They have an ever changing list of temporary exhibits, which means no matter how many times you visit Oslo, there is something new in the museum.