Museums in Oslo

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Here are a few museum you can find in Oslo.

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Norsk Folkemuseum

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Stave Church at Olso's Open Air Folk Museum
Stave Church at Olso's Open Air Folk Museum
photo by: Joseph Hollick

This museum, like the Viking Ships, Kontiki, Fram and Maritime Museums is on the Bygdøy peninsula which can be reached by boat from near the Town Hall or by bus.

The Folfemuseum has some indoor areas dedicated to such things as Folk Art, Folk Dress and Sami Culture.

However its finest attraction is the outdoor museum, containing 155 authentic old buildings from all parts of Norway, including a fine stave church.

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email:nf@norskfolkemuseum.no
address:Museumveien 10, Bygdøy
openings:10-18 summer, 11-15 winter
tel:(+47) 22 12 37 00
zipcode:www.norskfolkemuseum.no

Edvard Munch

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Edvard Munch's art is the most significant Norwegian contribution to the history of art, and he is the only Norwegian artist who has exercised a decisive influence on European art trends, above all as a pioneer of Expressionism in Germany and the A gifted Norwegian painter and printmaker, Edvard Munch not only was his country's greatest artist, but also played a vital role in the development of German  expressionism. His work often included the symbolic portrayal of such themes as misery, sickness, and death. The Cry, probably his most familiar painting, is typical in its more..

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address: Adress: Toyengate 53
url:www.munch.museum.no
openings:June - 15 Sept. daily 10am - 6pm. 15 Sept. - Apr. Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 10am to 4pm. Thu/Sun 10am to 6pm, Mon closed.
tel:+47 23 - 24 14 00
email:mm@munch.museum.no

Vikingshiphouse

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A Viking ship
A Viking ship
photo by: Joseph Hollick

Contains three vikingships found at Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune and more.

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address: Huk Aveny 35
tel:+47 22 - 43 83 79

Vigeland Museum

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Many family themed statues
Many family themed statues
photo by: Joseph Hollick

The website given below also gives informatin of the Vigeland Park, sometimes still called the Frognerpark. This is free and has 212 sculptures by Gustaf Vigeland including the Obelisk and the Wheel of Life. Another popular sculpture is Sinnataggen - a baby boy stamping his foot in fury. This statue was stolen a few years back, and in the process they injured it's foot. It's been repaired since then.

Many love it; some hate it; what is certain is that it is unique to Oslo and you should see it.

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address:Nobelsgate 32
url:www.vigeland.museum.no
tel:+47 22 - 54 25 30

Oslo City Museum

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Here you will see a permanent exhibition about the people in Oslo and the city history.

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tel:22 43 06 45

Kontiki Museum

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This fine museum houses Thor Heyerdal's Kontiki and Ra2. A visit can well be combined with visits to a number of other museums on the Bygdøy Peninsula.

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email:kon-tiki@online.no
address:Bygdøynesveien 36
openings:varies by season -see website
tel:+47 23 08 67 67
zipcode:http://www.museumsnett.no/kon-tiki/Museum/
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