Museums in Oslo

This blog post was written by Francisco BarbosaMähri Annagurban and Minja Rankov, second-year MSc in Finance students

Munch Museum

The Munch Museum opened its doors in May 1963, a hundred years after Edvard Munch’s birth, and houses the artist’s paintings, graphical prints, drawings, sculptures, books, and other various items.

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker who is considered a pioneer in expressionist art. His iconic painting, The Scream, as well as his Madonna were stolen from the museum in 2004 by masked gunmen during daylight hours. Fortunately, both paintings were recovered in 2006 by Oslo police and went back on display in 2008.

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Admission to the museum costs 120 NOK for adults and 60 NOK for students. The museum is open daily from 10-16 and is easily accessible by bus (No. 20 to Munchmuseet) and Metro (all eastbound trains from downtown Oslo to Tøyen).

As the museum has outgrown its premises, the Oslo City Council has decided to move the museum to a new site in Bjørvika, next to the Oslo Opera House. The new museum is scheduled to open to the public by 2020, so visit the original museum while you still can!

Address:
Tøyengata 53
0578 Oslo

For more information, visit munchmuseet.no.

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The Viking Ship Museum

You can learn a little more about Viking history by going to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. This museum holds some of the best-preserved Vikings ships as well as other objects found in the tombs around the Oslo Fjord. The audio tour-guide app that you can download on your phone for free will tell you everything that you need to know about the exhibit.

Admission to the museum costs 100 NOK for adults and 80 NOK for students. In addition, you can use your ticket from the Viking Ship Museum to get free entry to the Historical Museum within 48 hours. Opening hours are 9-18 May-October, and 10-16 from October to April, and getting there is quite easy: bus No. 30 usually runs every 10 minutes and drops you off right in front of the museum.

Address:
Huk aveny 35
0287 Oslo

For more information, visit khm.uio.no/english/visit-us/viking-ship-museum

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The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

The Norwegian Teknisk Museum was founded in 1914, has more than 25 themes, and has more than 260 000 visitors annually. The Teknisk Museum provides a different environment than regular museums as it allows its visitors to learn and interact (and play) with the exhibitions.

Here you can explore a wide array of topics from natural science, physics, mathematics, and space. Moreover, you will be able to learn about the main technological Norwegian innovations, including oil exploration and extraction, energy, and medicine among others. Also, the museum provides a large exhibition of the transportation industry.

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The entrance fee is NOK 150 for adults and NOK 100 for children and students. You can get to the Teknisk Museum by bus taking route 54 Aker Brygge/Kjeslås stasjon, route 25 Majorstuen/Karihaugen, or route 22 Majorstuen/Ellingsrudåsen. Moreover, you can take the T-Bane til Storo and then take the tram 11/12 to Kjelsås.

Address
Kjelsåsveien 143
0491 Oslo

For more information, visit tekniskmuseum.no

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