Oslo City Museum

Oslo, Norway

The Oslo City Museum at Frogner Manor in Vigeland Park is a museum of cultural history with one of Norway's largest painting collections. The history of Oslo is illustrated by thematic exhibitions that show the development of Oslo and the city's cultural and commercial activities through 1000 years. Frogner Hovedgård (the main building) and its authentic interior from 1750-1900 is open in July and August.



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Frognerveien 67, Oslo, Norway
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Category: Museums in Norway


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andreea cristina (6 months ago)
Included in the Oslo Pass. Cute Museum but a lot of stuff was in Norwegian Only
NauticalNeilP (10 months ago)
Maybe not fair but found some of the material here to be repetitive of other museums (example: 2nd world war section was very similar to the War Resistance museum at Akerhus castle). Had some good early Oslo / Christiana displays.
Nastia Bessonova (15 months ago)
Not a bad place to visit, but for me it missed coherence and would be a lot more interesting to see for a local that a visitor in my opinion. A plus is that they have developed an app to see the city,as it used to be on 3D on your phone, and "walk" in the ancient streets.
Ira Ruda (2 years ago)
Enjoyable experience! We had a nice little tour at the museum where we listened to some historical facts about the city. The museum offers a wide range of visuals to understand the history better. It is a good idea to get a tour but also you can use an audio guide or simply read the descriptions of the items on your own. Some parts of the exhibition are dedicated to theater, kitchen, lgbt art etc. Also, a tip from the museum staff - the entrance is free on Saturdays. This information can be found on the website along with the pricing for other days.
Nikos Gkekas (2 years ago)
A not so well-known museum of Oslo. This city museum is a small gem. It consists of small exhibitions and a small gallery with painting of the Oslo scenery during the times. The exhibitions are really interesting and some of them are: the history of the city, the everyday life during ww2, the history of the Norwegian Theater, the puppetry art of Karel Hlavaty, the evolution of the kitchens over the ages. The rooms are small but nice and tidy as well as pretty good organised. Finally the stuff is really friendly and helpful. Highly recommended to spend 1 hour here, during your visit in Oslo.
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