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The Viking Ship Museum
(Vikingskipshuset)
( Visit Site )

The Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy in Oslo exhibits some beautiful, ancient Viking ships and discoveries from the Viking era retrieved in the regions of Gokstad, Oseberg, Tune, Oslo fjord and elsewhere. Along with the Viking tombs, ships, small boats, sledges and carts, there are other smaller discoveries like ornaments, tools, harnesses, textiles and household utensils, which are also displayed. The Viking Ship museum along with the Historical museum is located within the precincts of The University Museum of Cultural Heritage.

Address: Huk Aveny 35, 0287 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: 1 October to 30 April: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
1 May to 30 September: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +47 22 135280

  

Natural History Museum
(Naturhistorisk museum)
( Visit Site )

The Natural History museum is perfect for those who would love to learn the history and mystery behind the evolution of humankind, plants, animals and all living things. The University of the Natural History museum and the Botanical Garden (NHM) are mainly divided into four departments namely, Botanical garden / museum, the Zoological Museum, the Paleontological Museum and the Mineralogical-Geological Museum along with the Tøyen Manor. At this exhibition centre, you will certainly enjoy the diversity in the environment.

Address: Sars' gate 1 0562 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday Closed
Botanical Garden: Weekdays: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Weekends and Holidays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tel.: +47 22 855050

  

Holmenkollen Ski Museum ( Visit Site )

The Holmenkollen Ski Museum is situated at the base of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo. It is the world's oldest museum dating back to 1923. The museum puts on a display of some amazing exhibits depicting 4000 years of skiing history in the form of rock carvings, skis from the Viking era and skiing artefacts from other parts of Norway and other Norwegian handicrafts. Not just history, but changes in skiing equipment and methods during the present century are also presented here. Furthermore, one can get to see some amazing exhibits of the Winter Olympics held at Lillehammer in 1994 and in Oslo in 1952.

Address: Kongeveien 5, 0787 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: October to April: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
May and September: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
June, July and August: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Tel.: +47 22 923200

  

National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet)
( Visit Site )

The National Gallery is the largest art gallery in Norway, displaying exhibits of Norwegian and Nordic origin along with international art from the 19th century until the present day. Among its many collections is one of four versions of Edvard Munch's ‘The Scream', which was painted in 1893. The Gallery came into being with the amalgamation of five separate museums namely, the Norwegian Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery, and the National Touring Exhibitions.

Address: Kristian Augusts gate 23, Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tel.: +47 21 982000

  

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
(Norsk Folkemuseum)
( Visit Site )

The Norsk Folkemuseum is the largest museum of cultural history in Norway, featuring the oldest open-air museum and large indoor collections. The exhibits displayed here depict the daily living conditions of Norwegian and Sámi culture in Norway from the 16th century until the present day. On display, here are a variety of artefacts, buildings, photographs and archives representing different time periods in Norway.

Address: Museumsveien 10, 0287 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Summer Season (15 May to 14 September): Daily, 10:00 to 6:00 pm
Winter Season (15 September to 14 May): Weekdays: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Weekends: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tel.: +47 22 123700

  

The Kon-Tiki Museum ( Visit Site )

The Kon-Tiki Museum and Thor Heyerdahl's Research foundation is built in remembrance of Thor Heyerdahl, a great scientist, navigator and a voyager of the sea. The museum houses original boats and artefacts used by Thor during his expeditions. It is also home to permanent exhibitions from the region of Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva, Kon-Tiki, and Easter Island. Of particular interest are the 30-metre cave tour and an underwater exhibition including a life-sized whale shark. The museum also houses a cinema hall and souvenir shop.

Address: Bygdøynesveien 36, 0286 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: November to February: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm,
March, April, September and October: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,
June and July: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +47 23 086767

  

The Polar Ship Fram (Frammuseet) ( Visit Site )

The Polar Ship Fram museum illustrates the voyages of Norway's foremost polar explorers of who led expeditions across the Arctic ice aboard the world famous polar ship, Fram. Today, this century old, antique ship is on display at the museum for all to admire. Visitors are allowed to climb on the ship and experience how the explorers must have travelled the seas to some of the coldest environments on earth.

Address: Bygdøynesveien 36, 0286 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: November to February: Weekdays: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Weekends: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
March, April and October: Daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
May and September: Daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
June to August: Daily, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
June to August: Daily, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +47 23 282950

  

The Henie-Onstad Art Centre ( Visit Site )

The Henie-Onstad Art Centre located at Høvikodden exhibits Norway's largest international modern art collection. Located just 15 minutes from Oslo centre, World and Olympic champion figure skater, Sonja Henie and her husband Neils Onstad founded the centre in 1968. The museum also houses a shop, library, Sculpture Park, and restaurant called Bølgen & Moi.

Address: Sonja Henies vei 31, 1311 Høvikodden, Norway
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm,
Friday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on Monday
Tel.: +47 67 804880, +47 67 804881

  

The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology (Norsk Teknisk Museum)
( Visit Site )

The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology is Norway's national museum for science, technology, industry, transport and medicine. The museum depicts transitions made by technology and science in terms of progress through the ages. It is an educational institution displaying collections, exhibitions, publications and other ongoing activities throughout the year. The museum also has a library of historical archives, a café and a museum shop. The museum is the perfect place not just for students but also for visitors who are curious to know about the evolution of technology.

Address: Kjelsåsveien 143, 0491 Oslo, Norway
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Weekends and holidays: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tel.: +47 22 796000