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Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum) - Things to Know Before Visiting

Frognerveien 67, 0266 Oslo, Norway


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About Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

The Oslo City Museum is situated at Frogner Manor in the Vigeland park. It is a museum of cultural history with one of the largest collections of paintings in Norway. The history of Oslo is illustrated by thematic exhibitions showing, among other things, the development of Oslo and the city's cultural and commercial activities.

Attractions Near Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

The Vigeland Museum
The Vigeland Museum0.18km from Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

Sculpture museum located in the studio and home of sculptor Gustav Vigeland. This building is regarded as one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in Norway. The museum's collection comprises Vigeland's early works, his portraits, and monuments, as well as plaster models for the sculptures in Vigeland Park. The artist's working process is well-documented in the museum, which also shows changing contemporary art exhibitions.

Frogner Park
Frogner Park0.29km from Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

It contains the well-known Vigeland installation- a permanent sculpture installation created by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. The sculpture park consists of sculptures as well as larger structures such as bridges and fountains.

The Queen Sonja Art Stable
The Queen Sonja Art Stable1.44km from Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

The Queen Sonja Art Stable shows art and artefacts from The Royal Art Collection in the old stables behind The Royal Palace. Changing exhibitions present both Norwegian contemporary art and older works from the collection.

The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace1.58km from Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

The Royal Palace is one of the country’s most important buildings and a concrete symbol of the course of Norwegian history since 1814. It is owned by the state and placed at the disposal of the head of state. It is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live. It was one of the architectural wonders in the area and daily a lot of people visits this area every day.

Oscarshall1.62km from Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine and was completed in 1852. Today it is the property of the state and is placed at the disposal of the King. This is one of the iconic buildings in this area and The palace is open to the public every summer.

Bygdøy1.98km from Oslo City Museum (Oslo Bymuseum)

Bygdøy is a peninsula on the west side of the city center. Here you find several of Oslo’s most popular museums. The peninsula is mainly a residential area, but in addition to the museums, Bygdøy is also a popular recreational area during summer offering beaches and a beach volleyball court at Huk. There are also several beautiful trails both for cycling and walking.

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Capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.