National Gallery

Oslo, Norway

The National Gallery houses Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. The museum's central attractions include Edvard Munch's The Scream and Madonna and paintings by Cézanne and Manet. The museum's exhibitions present older art, with principal emphasis on art from Norway. The permanent exhibition shows highlights from the collection and national icons from the romantic period until the mid-1900s. Also on display are works by international painters and sculptors, including the French impressionists.

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Universitetsgata 13, Oslo, Norway
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Founded: 1842
Category: Museums in Norway

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4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Andre Arnes (3 years ago)
Good exchibition on local Oslo architecture.
Thomas Martin (3 years ago)
Extremely boring and tiny. Would not come again as they didn’t have many pieces of art there. The staff were nice though.
Juliette Floch (4 years ago)
First time in Oslo and this museum. Located in a friendly neighborhood. A well presented museum with a lot of information. Free for architecture students. Definitely will go again.
P Marie (4 years ago)
Why, in a National museum, in the capital of Norway, there is no english traduction in a big part in this museum ??
Joyce Tang (5 years ago)
I feel like this museum is more suited to architecture students and those who have a keen interest in architecture; I found the exhibits quite dry, with very dense with technical information. If you visit the National Gallery of Oslo you are able to enter this museum for free. We visited the museum late in the afternoon so we didn't have much time to slowly browse, but it turns out there were only two permanent showrooms currently open anyway. That being said, there is a very small but lovely temporary exhibit on Le Corbusier, which displays the artist and architect's abstract art. This room was my favourite part of the museum. The exhibition discussing Oslo's future plans for building was more enlightening, but I don't think I'd pay to enter this museum if it was required.
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