National Museum of Norway

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
Norway’s most comprehensive collection

In the new National Museum of Norway, for the first time you can experience works from different parts of the museum’s collection under the same roof. The museum has almost twice as much exhibition space as the old museum buildings.

In the collection presentation, you get to experience around 6,500 works from Norway’s largest collection of art, architecture and design – from ancient times to the present day. Norwegian art, design and architecture are shown here in an international context.

The presentation is chronological and shows the main features of Norwegian art history, together with key foreign works from the collection. Here, interaction is created between the various parts of the collection both within historical periods and across history.

The collection presentation:

  • Shown on the 1st and 2nd floor in over 80 rooms.
  • Covers a historical span of nearly 3,000 years.
  • Contains over 6,500 works from the entire collection.
  • Rooms 1–18 (1st floor): Design before 1900.
  • Rooms 19–31 (1st floor): Design and handicrafts from 1900 to the present day.
  • Rooms 33–61 (2nd floor): Art from 1500 to 1900.
  • Rooms 63–74 (2nd floor): Art from 1900 to 1960.
  • Rooms 75–88 (2nd floor): Art from 1960 to the present day.
National museum of Norway

The museum is very easy to find:
It is located on Brynjulf Bulls plass right next to the Nobel Peace Center in the Aker Brygge district, within sight of Oslo City Hall.

Opening hours:
Closed on Mondays,
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Dietmar Anders, Malente