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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 og 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.
Closed: Mondays, Easter (Friday and Monday), 1 May, 17 May, 23-25 December, 31 December, 1 January.
The National Gallery is part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
Norwegian name: Nasjonalgalleriet
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design displays Norwegian and international applied art, fashion and design from the 7th century to the present. The museum was founded in 1876 and is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. In addition to changing exhibitions, the museum features the permanent exhibitions Design & Art 1905-2005 and STYLE 1100-1905. The museum's collection contains approx. 35,000 items, spanning from antique Greek vases and East Asian art to items depicting European style history. Also on display are clothing, textiles, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, design and handicrafts. Among the highlights are the unique 12th century Baldishol Tapestry, the collection of 16th and 17th century pictorial tapestries and Royal Norwegian apparel.
CLOSED: Mondays, 1 January, Good Friday, Easter Eve, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 17 May, Whit Saturday, Whit Sunday, 23-25 December, 31 December.
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design consists of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Museum - Architecture.
Norwegian name: Kunstindustrimuseet
Norway Yacht Charter
Norway Yacht Charter offers boats that can be chartered for 4-200 passengers. Choose between sailing boats, motor yachts and sailing yachts. All six boats are set up for food and beverages on board, and can be used for representation, anniversaries, weddings and all other types of events. Departure is usually from the City Hall piers or Aker Brygge.
S/S Johanna anno 1892: 80-175 guests, NOK 6,900,-/hour
S/S Helena: 70-160 guests, NOK 6,700,-/hour
S/S Christiania: 63-110 guests, NOK 6,700,-/hour
S/S Jomfruen: 30-63 guests, NOK 6,000,-/hour
S/Y Eileen II: 6-16 guests, NOK 5,900,-/hour
M/Y Grace: 4-24 guests, NOK 4,900,-/hour + NOK 100,-person/hour.
An 8 % tax will be added to the price.
Boat transport to destinations along the fjord with Båtservice I-IX: 20-98 guests per boat (max. 500 guests total), NOK 5,000,-/hour per boat
Akershus Fortress: Guided Tour
Experience 700 years of history at Akershus Fortress with a guided tour, either indoors or outdoors. Open guided tours are available every day in summer and on weekends in May and between mid-August and December. The tours start at the Visitors Centre, and booking is not necessary.
Contact tel. (+47) 23 09 39 17 or [email protected]
AlternativOslo Bike Tours
AlternativOslo offers tours on bikes, tram or foot, focused mainly in the contrasts of the city and its inhabitants. The tours do not follow the itineraries described in the tourist guides. The idea of AlternativOslo is to make you discover another Oslo: the one where locals live (and used to live), where they eat, drink, work and have fun.The guide speaks Spanish, Italian, French and English. At the end of the tour, you will also know a few words in Norwegian.
1. The Oslo Bike Tour - 4 hours
2. Akerselva by Bike - 4 hours
3. The Tram Tour - 4 hours
4. Tours à la Carte - flexible length and your choice of theme
The OsloPass can gain visitors entrance to more than 30 museums and attractions throughout the area (include some of those listed above) It also offers a variety of transportation options and sightseeing tours. Visit their website for options and pricing.
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