MUSEUMS IN OSLO
Oslo is a city with a diverse history and boasts numerous museums, revealing details about the city’s past and Norway as a whole. The Viking Ship Museum features two beautifully preserved wooden ships that were constructed during the 9th century and regarded as the two finest examples of surviving Viking ships which undoubtedly are the highlights of a visit to the museum. There are also a well range of ornaments and utensils that are more than 1000 years old as well as numerous smaller boats on display.
Oslo City Museum
Located at Frogner Manor, the Oslo City museum in contrast concentrates on the cultural history of the city and includes a comprehensive collection of paintings. It has also a wonderful setting. Oslo has also one of the largest open-air Folk Museums in Europe. It contains more than 150 historic buildings, including a church that dates from the 13th century. Visitors are encouraged to actively participate, with opportunities to feed the animals and enjoy horse and carriage rides.
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum comprises a number of separate buildings and houses Norway’s finest collection of fossils and dinosaur bones. There is also a botanical garden with free entry to visitors.
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Holmenkollen is Norway’s most visited tourist attraction consisting of ski museum, hopptårn, souvenir shop, ski simulator and Café. The Holmenkollen Ski Museum is considered the oldest museum in the world dedicated to winter sports. It is actually located within a ski jump and includes a variety of artifacts that were brought back to Norway by polar explorers. After climbing to the top of the ski tower, admire the fantastic view of Oslo.
The Much Museum
The Munch Museum is also a popular tourist attraction where you can see Edvard Munch’s world-famous paintings!
Akershus fortress is a mediaeval Castle from 1299, rebuilt to a Renaissance Castle and extended to kanonbevæpnet fortifications from 1592.
With a wide variety of museums, Oslo has something for everyone. If you’re planning on visiting a number of museums during the course of your visit, we highly recommend you to take advantage of the savings an Oslo Pass gives you.